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Inning of Fail Dooms Cleveland Indians

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The Indians' defense is the gift that keeps on giving opponents extra outs. Plus, Brantley and Salazar are back.

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Minnesota 3 - Cleveland 2 (11 innings)

Cleveland Indians waste another good outing from Corey Kluber - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians lost in extra innings 3-2 to the Minnesota Twins Friday night. Corey Kluber pitched well for the Indians, but a lack of run support and an odd sixth inning did him and the Tribe in.

Tribe unravels late after Kluber's stellar start | indians.com - Trevor Plouffe connected on a walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning to give the Twins a 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night at Target Field.

Minnesota Twins squeak past Cleveland Indians, 3-2, in 11 innings | cleveland.com - Corey Kluber is still pitching like last year's AL Cy Young winner, but the the Indians aren't scoring or winning when he's on the mound. He pitched eight strong innings in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Twins in 11 innings.

Brantley notches 2 hits in return from back stiffness | indians.com - Following a bout with a nagging back issue, All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley returned to the lineup for Cleveland in the opener of a three-game set with the Twins, delivering a pair of hits in a 3-2, 11-inning loss at Target Field.

Other Indians News

First win of '15 elusive but Kluber locked in | indians.com - Say this for Corey Kluber: he has done his part. Three starts into his Cy Young encore, the ace of the Indians' staff has looked every bit as overpowering and dominant as he did throughout last summer's breakout showing. Kluber just has no wins to show for it.

Why don't Cleveland Indians walk Miguel Cabrera all the time? Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - Hey, Hoynsie is back!

Salazar getting chance to reclaim rotation spot | indians.com - When right-hander Danny Salazar takes the mound for the Indians on Saturday, it will not be a spot start. Cleveland is hoping that Salazar makes the most of his opportunity and resumes his previous role as a fixture in the starting rotation.

MiLB: Clippers | The Columbus Dispatch - Profile of Francisco Lindor as Clippers get ready for today's home opener.

No Christmas Ale at 2015 Burning River Fest; summer seasonal due in its place | cleveland.com - For the beer lovers, and you know who you are.

Around the Horn

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Overturn Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption | FanGraphs Baseball - On Wednesday, the city of San Jose, California filed an appeal with the nation’s highest court, asking it to overturn professional baseball’s nearly century-old immunity from the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Why automating strikes and balls makes sense. | SportsonEarth.com : AJ Cassavell Article - Major League Baseball needs to automate the strike zone, taking called balls and strikes out of the hands of umpires and put it into the hands of technology.

We'll soon forget how hyped up we were for Kris Bryant. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article - Kris Bryant is going to be fantastic, and Cubs fans are right to be excited about him. But what is happening now, this frenzy, it's going to pass, and it's going to pass quickly.

Angels teammates say Josh Hamilton is physically ready to play - LA Times - Several players came away from meetings with Josh Hamilton convinced that the outfielder has recovered from both a substance-abuse relapse and right-shoulder surgery and is ready, willing and eager to return to the Angels , whether the team wants him or not.

The 2014 Rule 5 Draft in review | FOX Sports - The Rule 5 Draft rarely unearths any gems these days, but Rob Neyer discovers that a few of the players selected this past December have stuck on their new teams' 25-man rosters.