Astros Add Offense, Sign Michael Brantley To 2-Year DealThe 31-year-old, whose deal was announced Wednesday, had spent his entire 10-year career with the Cleveland Indians, where he was a three-time All-Star.
Easy As 1-2-3: Astros Put On Spectacular Show In ALDS SweepJust when it appeared the Astros might be in some trouble, they switched on their after-burners. After August 18, Houston went 29-10 to finish with 103 wins.
Doc Edwards, MLB Manager In 1980s, Passes Away In Texas At 81Edwards spent more than a half century in baseball. He succeeded Pat Corrales as manager of Cleveland, where in 1962 he began his major league career as a player.
Indians Acquire Martin From Tigers To Help In OutfieldOverrun by injuries to outfielders this season, Cleveland acquired Leonys Martin from the Tigers in exchange for 21-year-old infield prospect Willi Castro.
Odor Leads Rangers Over Indians 5-0 In Scorching Texas HeatOdor drove in three runs, Ryan Rua hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers withstood the heat on a 108-degree afternoon to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Sunday.
Alonso, Carrasco Lead Indians To 16-3 Win Over RangersYonder Alonso homered twice, Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians scored in each of the last five innings in a 16-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Trout Still Setting The Standard In AL Through First HalfThe following midseason awards aren't meant as predictions of who will actually win these in 2018. It's just a quick attempt to honor the players who have stood out so far.
Bauer Says Pitchers Should Be Able To Use Sticky Substances On BaseballIndians right-hander Trevor Bauer believes that the MLB should allow pitchers to use sticky substances on the baseball during games, giving them an advantage. The present rules that ban pitchers from doing so are rarely enforced, he said Wednesday.
Encarnacion, Kluber Lead Indians In Blowout Of RangersEdwin Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Wednesday.
Trevor Bauer Starts Twitter Battle After Comments About Astros PitchersCleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer ignited a Twitter battle on Tuesday when he insinuated that Astros pitchers are using sticky substances to increase their spin rates.
Back-To-Back Homers Lift Rangers Over Indians In 12th InningJoey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa homered on consecutive pitches off of Nick Goody in the 12th inning, and the Rangers beat the Indians by a score of 8-6 on Tuesday night.
Indians Survive After Rallying Past Rangers For 7-5 VictoryJeff Beliveau struck out Joey Gallo with two runners on in the ninth inning for his second career save, and the Indians held on for a 7-5 win over the Rangers on Monday night.