Baltimore 4 - Cleveland 3
Three home runs not enough as Cleveland Indians fall in Baltimore - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians smashed three solo home runs in their 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Friday night. Brandon Moss, Ryan Raburn, and Carlos Santana all went deep for the Indians.
Three HRs behind Kluber not enough vs. O's | indians.com - Chris Davis' only hit of the night was a big one as he delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 4-3 series-opening victory over the Indians at Camden Yards on Friday night.
Cleveland Indians' loss comes fast and furious on 3 pitches by Marc Rzepczynski | cleveland.com - "I've been around long enough where I'm usually able to calm down. Tonight, literally every pitch I threw they get a hit on."
Lack of run support not frustrating Kluber | indians.com - Corey Kluber says he isn't frustrated. His season numbers tell a different story.
Could former San Diego manager Bud Black rejoin Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - Hey Hoynsie takes on the burning issues of Indians fans who read the PD.
Michael Bourn gets his day in court: Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.com - Indians center fielder makes his case to get one-game suspension dropped. He says he made contact with plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, but that it was incidental contact.
Cleveland Indians Need to Recall Lonnie Chisenhall: Wahoo's on First - YMMV
Clippers: Back in minors, Shaun Marcum looks for next shot at majors | The Columbus Dispatch - Shaun Marcum used the time that pitchers normally spend shagging balls in batting practice to finish moving back into a locker in the Clippers clubhouse for a third time this season.
Down on the Farm
'Utility' has been strong for Akron RubberDucks this season: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | cleveland.com - Two Akron RubberDuck players are continuing to show their value as utility players this season.
Justus Sheffield faces Chicago Cubs prospect Jeremy Null on Sunday: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | cleveland.com - Two of the most intriguing pitchers in the Midwest League start Sunday at Classic Park when Lake County left-hander Justus Sheffield starts against South Bend right-hander Jeremy Null.
Around the Horn
The importance of not having bad players | FOX Sports - It's important to have good players, but it's also important to not have *bad* players. That might seem like saying the same thing. They're related, but they aren't identical.
Kyle Lohse now has a victory over all 30 teams | Fox Sports - Kyle Lohse received early run support for all the cushion he needed to become the 14th pitcher in MLB history to beat all 30 active franchises.
Ryne Sandberg never really had a chance in Philly. - When Ryne Sandberg took over the Phillies, the team was only two seasons removed from winning 102 games. But the same core that made that success possible also set up Sandberg for failure. And now he's out as the Philly's skipper.
Baseball analytics can go beyond performances. - What makes a player like Anthony Rizzo able to make adjustments, while others with similar talents struggle to stay in the Majors? Finding the answer may depend on methods honed by one of the biggest tech companies on the planet: Google.