Cleveland 2 - St. Louis 0
Corey Kluber strikes out 18 in brilliant outing; Indians top Cardinals 2-0 - Let's Go Tribe - With 18 strikeouts in 8 innings, Kluber tied Bob Feller for the franchise record for a nine-inning game.
Kluber K's 18, flirts with no-no in win vs. Cards | indians.com - "He started to find it and feel it," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He was throwing with conviction and confidence and attacking with all his pitches. And when you have the talent he does, that's what can come of it. It was special."
Corey Kluber strikes out 18 as Cleveland Indians blank St. Louis, 2-0 | cleveland.com - First, he shaved his beard. Then he struck out 18 batters Wednesday night as the Indians beat St. Louis, 2-0, at Progressive Field. Kluber and closer Cody Allen struck out 19 as they combined on a one-hitter.
Kluber's brilliance impresses friend and foe | indians.com - Beyond equaling Feller's 1938 club mark, Kluber joined soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer Randy Johnson (Sept. 27, 1992) as the only pitchers since at least 1914 to have 18 strikeouts in eight or fewer innings.
Anne Feller watches Corey Kluber dominate, Kluber watches the ninth inning from afar: Zack Meisel's musings | cleveland.com - First, Anne Feller cut the red ribbon as the Indians unveiled the new exhibit full of artifacts and memorabilia from her late husband's career and life. Then, she watched as Corey Kluber etched his name alongside Bob Feller with one of the most dominant pitching performances in Indians history.
Cleveland Indians unveil Bob Feller exhibit at Progressive Field | cleveland.com - The keepsakes were hauled to Cleveland from the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa. That building is now the town's city hall building. The museum was no longer financially viable.
Other Tribe News
Aviles' daughter battling leukemia | indians.com - Cleveland placed Aviles on Major League Baseball's Family Medical Emergency List on Friday, and Indians manager Terry Francona disclosed on Wednesday that Aviles' 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, is currently being treated for leukemia at the Cleveland Clinic.
Yan Gomes, TJ House will begin rehab assignments Friday: Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.com - On Wednesday, however, Francona said Gomes will begin his rehab assignment Friday at Class A Lake County. Gomes isn't ready to catch yet, but he will DH.
Chen to get at least one more start | indians.com - Given Bruce Chen's veteran experience, track record and presence in the clubhouse, the Indians have opted to keep him in the rotation as the fifth starter for at least one more start.
Indians aren't ready to replace Ramirez with Lindor | indians.com - Evaluators within Cleveland's front office and player-development staff feel that there have been inconsistencies both offensively and defensively with the 21-year-old Lindor, who was the team's top pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. While Lindor is clearly the team's shortstop of the future, the club feels he still has development left.
Healthy Jason Kipnis Taking Ball the Other Way | FanGraphs Baseball - In 2015, Kipnis is pulling fewer pitches, not hitting as many ground balls, and his soft-contact percentage has gone down from last season.
Around the Horn
MLB pumps up baseball security after NFL’s deflated football flap - trivalleycentral.com: Arizona National Sports - Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense.
An early, on-paper look at the MLB trade market. | SportsonEarth.com : Tim Healey Article - It's only mid-May, but clubs' needs are becoming more and more clear. So as the trade market begins to take shape, here are some high-profile deals that make sense on paper and would benefit everyone involved.
Angels sign closer Huston Street to $18 million extension | HardballTalk - He has a 2.25 ERA and 38/12 K/BB ratio in 40 innings for the Angels.