Cleveland 12 - Texas 3
Cleveland Indians batter Texas Rangers to avoid sweep - Let's Go Tribe - The Tribe blitzed the Rangers for eight runs in the 3rd inning on its way to a blowout 12-3 win.
Hit parade helps Cleveland Indians avoid sweep with 12-3 victory against Texas Rangers | cleveland.com - The Indians (21-25) avoided a sweep and notched their seventh win in their last nine games.
Tribe's big 3rd inning ends Rangers' win streak | indians.com - Cleveland used an eight-run third inning to power its way to a 12-3 rout of the Rangers, snapping Texas' seven-game winning streak in the process.
Entire lineup contributes to Indians' offensive outburst | indians.com - "Everybody was getting involved," Bourn said. "These games don't happen all the time, but when they do happen, it feels good. ... We had a good game, especially for it being a [noon] game. We came out, and we were aggressive, and we got on the board early."
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Now lower in the batting order, Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn finding his swing | cleveland.com - Since Bourn was removed from the leadoff spot, he has logged a .300 batting average (24-for-80) and a .378 on-base percentage. When manager Terry Francona pulled the plug on the leadoff plan, Bourn was batting .180 with a .254 on-base percentage.
Players shave heads to support Aviles' daughter | indians.com - ICYMI - It began with only a handful of players during the Indians' last road trip. Slowly, more and more members of Cleveland's team and staff began joining the cause, shaving their heads as a collective show of support for Mike Aviles' young daughter.
Jim Ingraham: Cleveland Indians getting their swag back - “We’re getting our swag back, as a unit and as a team,” said Nick Swisher, perhaps using, for the first time in the history of the English language, the word “swag” in conjunction with a fourth-place baseball team.
Rx for Indians: Catch more baseballs. | FOX Sports - And at the bottom, Cleveland fields the ball like their gloves are made of actual gold. Contrary to anything awards-related you might have heard, this is not good. It is a problem for more reasons than irony and it is a primary reason the Indians are where they are in the standings.
Corey Kluber, Command, and Living on the Edge - August Fagerstrom looks at Kluber's command.
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The 2015 MLB Quarter-Season Awards « Grantland (Jonah Keri) - "I think the Indians will surge back into the playoff hunt, setting up a four-team battle royal that could result in three AL Central teams earning playoff berths."
Healthy Tanaka, Hamilton, Gomes should help. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article - The San Francisco Giants received a considerable boost when Hunter Pence returned from a fractured forearm, and more teams could get similar help. Here are five other teams that could be sparked in the standings by reinforcements.
Baseball's lucky and unlucky hitters so far this season. | SportsonEarth.com : Paul Casella Article - Luck plays a role in baseball more than any other major sport, as a hard hit ball can be hit right to a fielder, while a blooper can drop in easily. Fortunately, BABIP helps us examine who's been running into good and bad fortune so far this year.
'Selig Experience' exhibit to open Friday at Brewers' ballpark - StarTribune.com - A new attraction opening Friday at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers pays homage to former team owner and retired baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
Orioles drop $5 million outfielder Alejandro De Aza | HardballTalk - De Aza played very well for the Orioles down the stretch last season.