It was a good day to be a Cleveland Indians fan, as the Tribe beat Detroit and two of three minor league franchises won their opening playoff games.
Danny Salazar brilliant as Cleveland Indians defeat Detroit Tigers, 7-0 | cleveland.com - Danny Salazar gave up eight hits and struck out nine in a 7-0 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Danny Salazar dominates Tigers as Indians win big - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians were 7-0 winners over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night at Progressive Field, as Danny Salazar pitched the best game of his career and the Tribe offense came to life.
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians - September 3, 2014 | MLB.com CLE Recap - Indians.com recap (Bastian).
Summary of minor league action - A full update article will be posted later today, but this link shows line scores and links to box scores and recaps for yesterday's Tribe minor league playoff action.
Inside the brain of Trevor Bauer, the Cleveland Indians pitcher who simply cannot stop thinking | cleveland.com - When Yogi Berra once quipped that 90 percent of the game is half mental, he underestimated Bauer's mental capacity. "My game is probably too much mental a lot of the time," Bauer said. "I've actually had to train myself to not think."
Francona not concerned with Allen's recent struggles | indians.com - There was nothing that Indians manager Terry Francona saw Tuesday night to indicate that closer Cody Allen might be running on fumes with a few weeks left on the schedule. Allen simply struggled through a rare off night on the mound against Detroit.
Indians report: Cody Allen shaves mustache, but Tribe insists he’s not tiring - Indians - Ohio - "I think Cody’s just fine. Last night hurt and I’m sure it hurt him. Every night that we can give him the ball, believe me, we will," said Francona on Allen's blown save.
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Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Aaron Cunningam To Minor-League Deal | VAVEL.com - The Diamondbacks hope that Aaron Cunningham can help their Triple-A club win a Pacific Coast League title.
Playing Up or Down to the Competition | FanGraphs Baseball - Analysis from Fangraphs.
The Physics of Replay Reviews – The Hardball Times - How actual video technology affects the ability to accurately use video review.
Daniel Hudson pitches for the first time in over two years | HardballTalk - It was a long road back for Daniel Hudson, but last night he made it back to the bigs.
Rusney Castillo will play in the majors for the Red Sox in September "barring something unforeseen" | HardballTalk - Rusney Castillo is expected to make his major league debut for the Red Sox later this month, according to GM Ben Cherington.
Cubs prospect Kris Bryant on lack of September call-up: "I’m realizing this game is a business" | HardballTalk - "I think now more than ever, I’m realizing this game is a business, and all I can do is go out there and play as hard as I can and make it really hard on the guys in charge."