No sweep: Cleveland Indians' bats go quiet in 4-1 loss to Baltimore Orioles | cleveland.com - The Indians received yet another valiant pitching effort on Sunday. This time, though, a punchless offense cost the Tribe a chance at a TKO of the first-place Orioles. (PD recap -Meisel)
Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians - August 17, 2014 | MLB.com CLE Recap - Indians.com recap (Bastian)
Indians lose 4-1 to Orioles as offense struggles again - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, as the Tribe offense put up another weak effort. (LGT recap - Lukehart)
Standings suggest Cleveland Indians in similar spot as they were in 2013: Zack Meisel's musings | cleveland.com - Six weeks remain in the major league regular season. Do the Indians have a run left in them?
Carrasco thriving since rejoining starting rotation | indians.com: News - Bastian notes column featuring Carlos Carrasco's return to the rotation.
Ray Chapman and the Whole Pivotal 1920 Season | National Review Online - Commemorating Ray Chapman
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Chicago Cubs: Hector Rondon proving he is more than capable | isportsweb - LGFT Hector Rondon doing well as Cubs' closer.
Scapegoating the Shift for the Decline in Offense – The Hardball Times - "Let me be clear about one thing: shifts are not affecting overall baseball offense. Shifts are not producing less value on balls put into fair play. We are facing a troubling decline in baseball offense, but if we want to treat the illness, the first thing order of business is to diagnose it correctly."
Joe Maddon not thrilled with cheers for Derek Jeter at Tropicana Field | HardballTalk - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter broke a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning last night and was cheered for at Tropicana Field, which rubbed Rays manager Joe Maddon the wrong way.
K.C. is winning thanks to vision, patience. | SportsonEarth.com : Richard Justice Article - If the Royals win the AL Central this year, it will be because of the faith that owner David Glass showed in GM Dayton Moore. Few teams stick to a plan like the Royals have, and it's why any neutral fan should be pulling for them.