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Jason Kipnis has had an unlucky season for the Indians

It could still happen...

High fives for awesome offense!
High fives for awesome offense!
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September hope is still alive! Many of us, however, are rolling into work like the walking dead after the Tribe's 29th extra-inning game last night. Anyway, here's what's going on around baseball:

Yesterday's game: Indians 2, Astros 1

Danny Salazar made it three gems in a row for Tribe starters, and the Indians offense made it 152 games in a row of sub-mediocre performance. It dragged on for thirteen excruciating innings but somehow, the Indians managed to pull it out.

Indians news & notes

Carrasco brings a bullpen ace to the rotation | Fangraphs - Carlos Carrasco is determined to prove that the Cliff Lee trade was worth something. Fangraphs discusses Cookie's approach and how he's turned into a possible elite starter after a demotion to the bullpen.

Carrasco eschews long bullpen sessions | - Part of the secret to the rebirth of Carlos Carrasco is his adoption of quick pre-game warmups, as if he were a reliever. Cookie took to the 'pen just five minutes before Wednesday night's game, and the results speak for themselves.

Kipnis is one of the unluckiest players of 2014 | Sports On Earth - Anthony Castrovince breaks down the five unluckiest players of 2014, among which is our beloved Jason Kipnis. Good to see at least someone is making a case for unlucky and not just bad.

Gomes is the new pitcher's best friend | - Yan Gomes not only carried the offense during Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco's gems, but he's also earned the trust of the rotation. Gomes has been a rock for the pitching staff this year, but it doesn't seem to have affected his offense.

Three under-the-radar offseason targets for the Tribe | Indians Baseball Insider - IBI makes a case for the Indians going after Michael Morse, Marlon Byrd, and Casey McGehee.

Tidbits from around MLB