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One bad inning spells defeat for Indians, Kluber

Plus, the Mariners trade for Mark Trumbo

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Kansas City 4 - Cleveland 2

Royals crack Kluber's code, Tribe bats miss opportunities in 4-2 loss - Let's Go Tribe - For the second time this season, Kluber looked somewhat human against the Royals. The Indians also squandered good offensive opportunities.

Kluber burned in key 3rd vs. aggressive Royals | - Then the third inning went something like this: strikeout, single, single, RBI double with a play at home, RBI double, RBI double, walk, groundout. That pivotal inning sent the Indians to a 4-2 loss in the middle game at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber loses again to Kansas City Royals, 4-2 | - While the Indians have done a much better job against left-handed starters as the season has progressed, they are still in the dark when it comes to Jason Vargas. It cost them a ballgame Wednesday night as Vargas pitched Kansas City to a 4-2 victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Kluber's 9 K's aren't enough to slow Royals | - Kluber lost for the third time this season to the Royals. He went eight innings and gave up nine hits and four runs. He struck out nine.

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MLB apologizes to Royals for missed call: Cleveland Indians notes | - It turns out that Jose Ramirez really was out Tuesday night.

Remember 10-Cent Beer Night? Lake Erie Crushers bringing it back | - The Lake Erie Crushers have scheduled 10-Cent Beer Night on the anniversary of the notorious night at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

Around the Horn

Mariners get Trumbo, Nuno in 6-player deal |
Looking to bolster their struggling offense, the Mariners acquired right-handed power hitter Mark Trumbo along with left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno in a six-player swap with the D-backs on Wednesday. Seattle gave up right-handed reliever Dominic Leone, backup catcher Welington Castillo and Minor Leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer in a move designed to help the Mariners contend now.

McCutchen, Tulo best of impressive '05 Draft class. | : Anthony Castrovince Article - The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is all about high hopes and, more often than not, high failure rates. That's what makes the 2005 Draft so special. Here's a look at the top 10 players to go pro 10 years ago this month.

It Must Be June: The Pirates Are Good Again « - Jonah Keri on the Pirates

Red Sox owner John Henry says watching Boston play this year is painful, the team's play is unacceptable, and that adjustments need to be made | FOX Sports - Sometimes, the headline says it all.

Oswaldo Arcia is healthy, so Twins demoted him to Triple-A | HardballTalk - They've been using light-hitting middle infielders Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez at DH.

Red Sox acquire Alejandro De Aza from Orioles | HardballTalk - De Aza was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week.