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Indians news: Francisco Lindor promoted to Columbus, Asdrubal Cabrera injured

Rookie Kris Johnson holds Indians in check, then gets sent down. Plus, Kenny Lofton is an R & B hitmaker. Really.

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Indians lose to Twins on late home run by Josh Willingham - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians lost 4-3 to the Minnesota Twins Monday night at Target Field. That'll happen when a team runs out a lineup like the Tribe did.

Josh Willingham leads Twins to 4-3 victory over Cleveland Indians with eighth-inning homer | - PD recap (Hoynes)

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins - July 21, 2014 | CLE Recap -- recap (Alex M. Smith)

And after stifling the Tribe, Minnesota sent Kris Johnson back to AAA.

Indians Related

Is Francisco Lindor ready to replace Asdrubal Cabrera at short for Cleveland Indians? | - If Asdrubal Cabrera goes on the disabled list after Monday's back injury, how soon would it take the Indians to call up Francisco Lindor?

Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Will they be buyers? Sellers? Probably neither -- Terry Pluto | - Being only two games out of the final wild card spot will probably prevent the Tribe from dumping payroll. But it probably won't be enough to inspire a significant trade that adds money to the budget.

Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis will be limited by oblique injury for rest of season | - American League Player of the Week is making constant adjustments to try and swing his way around right oblque injury suffered in April.

Indians Twitter account gets defensive of ownership’s cheap reputation - WFNY with the details.

Serious food safety violations rare at Cleveland stadiums - Cleveland - How safe is your favorite stadium food?  NewsChannel5 investigators review hundreds of reports to find out about what food inspectors found at Cleveland stadiums.

Around the Horn

Scott Kazmir's All-Star career, lost and found - SFGate - Profile of LGFT Scott Kazmir's road back to MLB.

Kenny Lofton -- Wrote For Ruben Studdard ... On Singer's #1 Album | - Did you know ... MLB legend Kenny Lofton WRITES R&B MUSIC in his spare time ... and wrote one of the songs on Ruben Studdard's biggest album?

Trade Winds | The Rotation - 3 big name players who may or may not be moved.

Throwing at batters brings out the worst in baseball. | : Will Leitch Article - When a prominent batter gets hit by a pitch, even when it's abundantly clear that it wasn't intentional, the calls for "retribution" or "revenge" start coming. All too often, it devolves into a war of teams throwing at each other, which is both dangerous and immature.

Shin-Soo Choo regrets playing through ankle injury | HardballTalk - The Rangers had high hopes when they signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the winter, but a lingering injury to his left ankle is a major reason why his first season with Texas has been a bust.

Following demotion, Milone wants A's to trade him | FOX Sports - The odd man out in the Oakland Athletics' rotation wants to be gone for good.

And finally...

Minor League team celebrates 'Disco Demolition' anniversary by blowing up Justin Bieber/Miley Cyrus merch | - You just can't make this stuff up.