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Tuesday News and Notes: Save us, Little Cowboy!

Rally squirrel and rally chickens aren't working. Maybe the Tribe needs rally ducks. Or maybe, they need a Little Cowboy!

Watch out for Ketchup!
Watch out for Ketchup!
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Cleveland Indians lose, 1-0, to Twins as John Axford gives it up again | cleveland.comZach McAllister pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, but John Axford gave up a leadoff homer in the 10th as the Indians fall to the Twins, 1-0.

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians - May 5, 2014 | CLE Recap - recap.

Tribe News

Jim Ingraham: Can the Cleveland Indians afford to keep Jason Giambi on the roster? - Good question.

Getting defensive: Is the Cleveland Indians' faulty fielding here to stay? | - No team ranked in the bottom three in fielding percentage has finished with a winning record since the Marlins won 84 games in 2008.

Indians continue to evaluate Bourn's injury | News - Cleveland manager Terry Francona indicated that Michael Bourn was scheduled to "go hard" in running drills prior to Monday's game against the Twins in order to test his left hamstring.

Josh Tomlin, Right Arm Rejuvenated, Returns to Cleveland | FanGraphs Baseball - "My velocity has crept up a little bit," Tomlin said. "I’ve been 91-93 throughout the game with my fastball."

Around the Horn

Ranking baseball's most exciting plate appearances. | : Will Leitch Article - Is there anything more fun than seeing an inside-the-park home run? It takes the perfect combination of speed, placement and a little luck. But that's just one of 14 possible ways for a plate appearance to end, and we rank them all.

Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates had to chase ducks off the field at PNC Park | - Ducks belong on the pond, not the outfield.

The Brewers, the Pirates, and the Meaning of a Month | FanGraphs Baseball - Checking the playoff odds.