Indians fan gives up plane seat so Lofton makes World Series

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) A longtime Cleveland Indians fan says he didn't think twice about giving up his plane seat to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as this year's World Series began. Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, says he was waiting to board a delayed flight from Los Angeles to Cleveland early Tuesday when he recognized...
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Watch both of Roberto Perez's homers from the Indians' Game 1 win

The Indians have gotten contributions from just about everyone as they’ve plowed through this postseason, and that was the case again in their 6-0 win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.Catcher Roberto Perez, who homered only three times during the regular season, hit a solo shot off Jon Lester in the fourth inning and then crushed a three-blast off Hector...
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Roberto Perez proving to be quite a catch for Indians

CLEVELAND – The Indians, after getting rejected by Jonathan Lucroy, might have found their Yadier Molina.A stretch? Perhaps. But Roberto Perez on Tuesday became the first catcher to hit two home runs in a World Series game since Gary Carter in 1986, and also caught a shutout in the Indians’ 6-0 victory over the Cubs in Game 1.Drum roll, please, for the complete list of catchers...
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Castrovince: Kluber lets gem do the talking

Andrew Miller calls Corey Kluber "a man of few words." Sure, but in this October, in his first extended opportunity to show the baseball world at large what they might have missed in his AL Cy Young Award season of 2014, Kluber has combined with Miller to level the playing field for a short-handed Tribe team that is now just three wins away from its first World Series title in 68 years.
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Corey Kluber set the tone for the unflappable Indians in Game 1

Corey Kluber’s six-inning, nine-strikeout performance in Game 1 of the 2016 World Series won’t go down as one of the great pitching performances in the history of the Fall Classic.It’s not on par with Bob Gibson’s 17-strikeout performance in 1968 or Don Larsen’s percent game in 1956 or even Randy Johnson’s Game 2 performance in the 2001 World Series — so don’t make...
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Writer jumps into Lake Erie after betting against Indians to reach World Series

Paul Hoynes is a man of his word. The Cleveland Indians beat writer for made a bet with a fan in September that if the Indians reached the World Series, he’d jump into Lake Erie. Hoynes said Cleveland would win the AL Central, but the team would get no further than the first round of the postseason. The debt is PAID, much respect @hoynsie wish I had the invite...
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Francona: Santana could play LF when World Series shifts to Chicago

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is widely regarded as one of the best tactical skippers in baseball. With the World Series set to kick off on Tuesday night at Progressive Field, Francona is already thinking up creative ways to get his best bats into the lineup for the remainder of the series. Ahead of Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs, Francona said that he could play designated...
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The 2016 Cleveland Indians: A Ball-in-Play Snapshot

There’s a chill in the air, as Halloween and the long winter that follows have begun to beckon for those of us who make their home in the Midwest. This is a special fall season for many Midwesterners, as someone’s long regional nightmare is about to end: either the Indians or Cubs are going to win the World Series for the first time since either Truman beat Dewey, or Taft beat...
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Jason Kipnis has nasty ankle injury from ALCS celebration

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is planning to play in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, but he may need a pain-killing injection before he takes the field. As many baseball players have done before him, Kipnis suffered an injury while celebrating his team’s pennant-clinching win last week. The sprained ankle has been downplayed, but there’s no way Kipnis...
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Indians' Lindor set to smile, sparkle in World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Born in November, Francisco Lindor is an October baby this year.You'd never know these are his first steps on baseball's pressure-packed postseason stage.Cleveland's dazzling shortstop, who can illuminate a ballpark with his swing or smile, has spent the past few weeks showcasing his talents while helping the Indians get to their first World Series since 1997.And...
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LeBron James helps Cleveland fans land free ice cream

Tuesday night is a big one for Cleveland sports fans. The Cleveland Cavaliers will receive their NBA Championship rings, and minutes later the Cleveland Indians will open Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. LeBron James only had one way to make it better. “It’s going to be great,” James said last week, via Fox 8 Cleveland’s Jen Steer. “From the fans...
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Indians confirm Salazar will appear on World Series roster

The Cleveland Indians got some welcome news on Monday with regard to their pitching staff. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway informed pitcher Danny Salazar that he had made the World Series roster after recovering from injury. Danny Salazar says Mickey Callaway informed him that he's on the World Series roster. Callaway: Salazar could go 65-70 pitches. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian...
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Three reasons why the Cubs will win (or lose) the World Series

The previously unthinkable has finally happened: the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series.    One half of the most stubborn curse in all of sports has been alleviated, and now the Cubs are no longer the owner of the National League’s longest standing World Series dry spell (the new owner of this dubious title are the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom have been absent since 1979)....
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Francona lays out starting pitching plans for opening games of World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs.Manager Terry Francona said Sunday that he will go with Kluber, an 18-ame winner during the regular season, in the opener on Tuesday night. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in his first postseason.Postseason coverage continues on SportsTime Ohio with Indians Live pregame...
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Potential X-factors for the World Series

With more than 170 championship-less seasons between these two teams, the main storyline for this year’s World Series practically writes itself. Of course, as you’d expect from two pennant-winning clubs, there aren’t many discernible weaknesses—despite the talent having relatively little experience. So, who are the most likely candidates to step up amid the sport’s grandest...
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Cleveland Indians face tough test

Here we are. The Cleveland Indians are American League Champions. Let that statement sink in because if you were like most entering the playoffs, you wrote the Tribe off–after injuries to starting pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar. While it is a pleasant surprise to Indians’ fans that they’ve ended up in the World Series–with home-field advantage no less–do not...
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Some Indians season ticket holders lost out on World Series tickets for violating resale policy

According to Cleveland’s ABC 5, over a dozen Indians fans will not receive World Series tickets after the Indians determined the fans violated the season ticket resale policy. The Indians have a policy saying that new season ticket holders cannot sell their Progressive Field seats in the postseason, as ABC 5’s Joe Pagonakis explains: The Indians said they make it clear to...
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Top 8 storylines for the 2016 World Series

Given how strange the year has been, it’s fitting that the 2016 World Series will feature the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. No two teams are currently experiencing longer championship droughts. In fact, no other team is terribly close. With the 2016 World Series fast approaching, what should we be watching? What are the storylines that will determine how the 2016 World...
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The Shaw Supremacy: What if Bryan Shaw became a super soldier?

How good would he be if he then continued to pitch for the Indians? What if he could also time travel? In previous installments of this series, I've asked some important questions. What if Bryan Shaw pitched every single inning for the Indians? What if we clone Bryan Shaw until he filled every single roster spot in the league? Now, I'd like to ask the most interesting one yet: what...
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MLB: Charlie Sheen won’t throw out first pitch at World Series

Major League Baseball put the kibosh on Charlie Sheen throwing out a ceremonial first pitch during a Cleveland Indians-hosted World Series game. Sheen, who portrayed Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the revered 1989 baseball flick “Major League,” took to social media to say he'd be "honored" by making an appearance on the mound at Progressive Field. Major...
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