The Indians came back from the All-Star break strong, taking two out of three from the Reds. Here's more on that and everything else going on around baseball as the Indians take off to Milwaukee:
Yesterday's game: Indians 5, Reds 3
It took 11 innings an four (!) bases-loaded walks to help the Indians take the rubber match in Cincinnati. Carlos Carrsco pitched well, and helped his own cause with his first career hit and a nifty sac bunt in a game that included a mid-game rain delay.
- LGT recap (Andrew Kinsman)
- Cleveland.com recap (Zack Meisel)
- Indians.com recap (Jordan Bastian and Robert Bondy)
Indians news & notes
Should the Indians trade Carlos Santana? | Burning River Baseball - Despite improving some lately, Carlos Santana's season has been one of the most disappointing things in 2015. Has it come time to trade him? Kevin Gall argues that it wouldn't make sense to trade Carlos at his all-time low, and also offers a scathing critique of Santana haters.
Francona on the Indians' missed opportunities in Sunday's win | Cleveland.com - Terry Francona discusses the frustration of loading the bases continuously, but only scoring via walks and a a sac fly. He also notes that he had Corey Kluber ready to go if the Indians weren't able to hold the Reds in the 11th.
Swisher to begin minors rehab assignment | Indians.com - Nick Swisher will take three at bats with Lake County today, and then play a few innings tomorrow if all goes well. Swisher is working his way back from another setback on his recovery from double knee surgery.
Tidbits from around MLB
Sunday notes: Maybin finally finds himself | Fangraphs - It's been ten years, four teams, and one franchise-altering trade, but Cameron Maybin is finally starting to hit his stride in Atlanta. Maybin talks about what has led to his improvement, plus notes on Dee Gordon and Will Harris.
Chasing Hersheiser: inside the numbers during Greinke's scoreless streak | Hardball Talk - Zack Greinke increased his scoreless innings pitched streak to 42 and 2/3 on Sunday, and widened the gap between himself and his opponent Max Scherzer in the Cy Young race. NBC's Bill Baer looks into how his numbers compare to the Bulldog's during his record streak.
Greinke extends scoreless innings streak: what's next? | CBS Sports - Dayn Perry has his take on Greinke's latest performance and its impact on the streak, breaking down the pitch mix Zack has used to dominate opponents over the last six starts.