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Cleveland Indians lose again, keep digging early season hole

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Plus, a five-year old with an "iron Man" prosthetic hand made on a 3-D printer throws out the first pitch for the Clippers - and he's an Indians fan.

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The Indians refuse to learn the First Rule of Holes: When you're in one, stop digging.

Cleveland 0 - Chicago 6

Indians drop series finale to White Sox in putrid fashion - Let's Go Tribe - For once Corey Kluber wasn't at his best, as the Tribe was shut down 6-0 by the White Sox.

Kluber labors as Indians drop rubber game | indians.com - An expected low-scoring battle between top-flight starters Jeff Samardzija and Corey Kluber turned into a 6-0 White Sox victory over the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Runs scarce, but Kluber takes responsibility | indians.com - "My job is not to worry about things other than me trying to prevent them from scoring. I didn't do that well enough today."

Chicago White Sox hammer Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians, 6-0 | cleveland.com - Once again the Indians' offense failed to support last year's AL Cy Young winner. They've been shutout twice and managed to score just five runs while he's been on the mound in his four starts.

Other Tribe News

Corey Kluber, catcher Roberto Perez trying to connect: Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.com - Kluber threw two wild pitches in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox. The first one allowed Avisail Garcia to score in the sixth for a 3-0 lead. The second came in the seventh and was a precursor to a three-run rally that put the game away.

Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis says he's pressing at the plate - Northbrook Star - Duh.

Around the Horn

Baseball | Clippers: 5-year-old with prosthetic hand throws out first pitch | The Columbus Dispatch - “He’s been playing baseball since he was 2,” said his father, John, a former baseball coach. “He can name every Cleveland Indian, and he models their stances. He just loves the game.”

Overlooked in the DH debate? The NL doesn't want it. | SportsonEarth.com : Richard Justice Article - Amid the discussion about making the designated hitter rule universal in both the National and American Leagues, one teensy point seems constantly to be overlooked: The National League does not want it. Not now. Not in the foreseeable future.

Axford brings son home for first time since snakebite | MLB.com - Activated from the restricted list, Rockies righty reliever LGFT John Axford celebrated bringing his 2 1/2-year-old son home Wednesday for the first time in the four weeks since he was bitten twice on the right foot by a rattlesnake.

Mariners sign veteran Quentin to Minor League deal | MLB.com - Carlos Quentin has signed a Minor League deal with the Mariners and will report to Triple-A Tacoma, the club announced Wednesday.

Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction reversed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | HardballTalk - Craig Calcaterra elaborates on the law involved.

How Scott Boras would change Kris Bryant's service-time case | CSN Chicago - Here’s how Boras would rewrite the rules for a mega-prospect trying to make an Opening Day roster: “For example, I would say that the union or somebody may come in and say that they’ve made a claim that this player is major-league ready,” Boras said. “And that to place him in the minor leagues would not be appropriate from a skills standpoint. And then all of a sudden, it’s subject to review by a panel of former managers or baseball experts.”