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Shaun Marcum caps long comeback with victory in first start since 2013

Plus, Santana to return to lineup and Yan Gomes profiled by Esquire

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Cleveland 4 - Chicago (AL) 3

Shaun Marcum baffles White Sox in his return to the rotation; Indians hold on to win 4-3 - Let's Go Tribe - Marcum used location and deception to stifle the Chicago lineup, and Cody Allen walked a tightrope in the ninth to preserve the win.

Marcum steers Tribe victory over White Sox - Starter Shaun Marcum earned the win for the Indians in his first start since 2013, after missing all of last season as he recovered from surgery.

Shaun Marcum victorious in return to big leagues in Cleveland Indians' 4-3 win over Chicago | cleveland.com - It took Shaun Marcum almost two years to get back to the big leagues. The long, hard pull was worth it.

Marcum stoic following stellar first start - Shawn Marcum's outing Wednesday night was his first start of the season, but in many respects, it was the completion of a nearly two-year journey to become part of a Major League rotation again following major surgery and a long rehabilitation process.

Other Tribe News

Santana expected to return to lineup Thursday - Carlos Santana didn't start his fourth straight game Wednesday night with back spasms, but the Indians first baseman is expected to return for the finale of the four-game series with the White Sox on Thursday.

Carlos Carrasco makes not-terrifying-at-all human baseball of Jose Ramirez - After beating the White Sox, 4-3, on Wednesday night, Cleveland has now won four of their last six. Apparently we've found the reason: This magical amulet bearing Jose Ramirez's visage that was apparently made by Carlos Carrasco.

Cleveland Indians option Zach Walters to make room for RHP Shaun Marcum | cleveland.com - Jose Ramirez is still the Indians' shortstop and Zach Walters is headed to Class AAA Columbus.

Yan Gomes Interview, Video, and Photos - Cleveland Indians Catcher Talks About the Tricks of His Trade - Breakout catching star Yan Gomes of the Cleveland Indians dishes about life behind the dish.

Indians donating equipment to league following robbery | MLB Baseball | The News Tribune - The Indians are donating new catcher's gear to the Garfield Heights Baseball League after it had some equipment stolen last week.

Lindor: 'I have to put myself in a position where they feel comfortable.' | FOX Sports - Francisco Lindor works on consistency on all parts of his game in Triple-A Columbus

Around the Horn

Blame the bullpen: Oakland A's relievers get an F | FOX Sports - The numbers just don't add up when trying to find the cause of Oakland's poor winning percentage -- until you more closely examine the performance of the team's relievers.

Taking stock of the MLB world at the one-quarter mark. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article - We're 25 percent of the way through baseball season, which means it's too late to say it's early. Now that we've got somewhat substantive info at our disposal, let's take a look at some key quarter-pole questions.

Who throws the slowest fastballs in the big leagues? | SportsonEarth.com : Paul Casella Article - Here's a look at the 10 pitchers with the slowest average fastballs in 2015.