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Indians News: Carrasco pitches gem, Raburn to have surgery

Carrasco pitches 2-hit Maddux, Ryan Raburn to undergo surgery, plus the Indians' Carolina League affiliate is now in Virginia

Scott Halleran

Recaps

Carlos Carrasco dominates Astros with best game of his career - Let's Go TribeCarlos Carrasco was unstoppable, striking out 12 and giving up just two infield hits in his first career Maddux.

Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros - September 17, 2014 | MLB.com CLE RecapIndians.com recap (Abshire)

Carlos Carrasco finds way back to rotation for Cleveland Indians, but he does it his way | cleveland.com - Carrasco was so good Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park that it took the best hitter in baseball to deny him a no-hitter.

Tribe News

Surgery for Ryan Raburn, Jason Kipnis limping, Bryan Shaw's slump: Cleveland Indians quick hits | cleveland.comRyan Raburn will undergo surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee. His season, which never really began, is over.

Lynchburg Hillcats Sign Contract with Cleveland Indians - WSET.com - ABC13 - Goodbye Mudcats, hello, Hillcats - The Lynchburg (VA) Hillcats have signed a four-year Player Development Contract with the Cleveland Indians.

Bob Feller statue and 'Who's on First?' bench to move -- but remain close to Progressive Field | cleveland.com - The 9-foot bronze statue of the famous Indians pitcher Bob Feller, which stands outside of Progressive Field's Gate C entrance off East Ninth Street, will be relocated nearby and remain accessible to the public.

Indians' front office in Houston evaluating club | indians.com - While the season isn't over yet and the Indians remain in a playoff push, the front office already has an eye on the future. General manager Chris Antonetti plus some scouts and members of the front office are in Houston during the team's four-game series against the Astros.

Around the Horn

Flurry of MLB affiliation changes as Minor League season ends | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball - The final game of the 2014 season took place on Tuesday night, but Minor League action continued Wednesday as several clubs changed their Major League affiliations.

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels - September 17, 2014 | MLB.com LAA RecapAngels clinch AL West title.

How the postseason will shake out, by the numbers. | SportsonEarth.com : Phil Rogers Article - Using a formula drawn from statistical analysis to compare MLB playoff teams -- the kind of analysis that can be done on a legal pad, not with proprietary software -- here's how things may shake out this October. Good news for Angels and Nationals fans.

These teams could regret what they did at the trade deadline. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article - It sometimes takes years to truly evaluate a trade, but when you make a deal at the trade deadline you expect to see some results that season. Here are five teams that are already regretting what they did -- or didn't do -- at this year's deadline.

And finally:

Charles Barkley’s ceremonial first pitch went poorly | HardballTalk - Still not as bad as his golf swing.