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Tribe bats give Kluber four home runs in 12-1 rout of Royals

Plus trade deadline deals and speculation regarding Brandon Moss

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Cleveland 12 - Kansas City 1

Cleveland Indians romp past Kansas City Royals 12-1 - Let's Go Tribe - In a much needed face-saving exercise, the Tribe's offense exploded for 18 hits, while Corey Kluber almost made it through to a complete game shutout.

Indians 12-run output leads to huge victory | MLB.com - In Wednesday's 12-1 win over the Royals, the Tribe's hitters were also hit in the back a few times by Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie. The lineup answered with a season-high four homers in a much-needed skid-stopping victory.

Corey Kluber leads Indians to win over Royals | MLB.com - The Indians unleashed a week of pent-up offensive frustration upon the Kansas City Royals with a season-high 18 hits and four home runs in a 12-1 win on Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field.

Cleveland Indians erupt at the plate, Corey Kluber cruises, as Tribe finally wins one at home, 12-1 | cleveland.com - Finally, the Indians showed a pulse. Finally, they enjoyed the experience of crossing home plate a few times. Finally, they won a game in front of their home crowd.

Other Tribe News

Brandon Moss strongly linked with trade to St Louis Cardinals - Let's Go Tribe -  The Cardinals and Indians are rumored to be discussing OF/1B Brandon Moss, who was acquired late last year in a swap for 2B prospect Joe Wendle. Top pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky may be in play for the Cardinals.

Vintage Michael Bourn has finally surfaced in Cleveland, but will he vanish again? Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.com - Vintage Michael Bourn, the version that could fly around the bases -- and reach base often enough to make that speed count -- resurfaced at Progressive Field this week.

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rips Royals fans on Twitter | The Kansas City Star - Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer answered tweets from Royals fans after Tuesday night game (which Kansas City won 2-1), and he wasn’t shy about hiding his feelings.

Cleveland Indians-Kansas City Royals: Fan behind home plate at Tribe game is what America is all about | FOX Sports - Wednesday was a perfect day for afternoon baseball at Progressive Field as the Tribe took on the Kansas City Royals under sunny skies.

Author of ‘The Making of Major League’ takes us ‘Juuuust Inside’ beloved baseball movie - Working on the book required patience and persistence from Knight — who has written several sports books but whose full-time gig is as a copywriter for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Columbus. But, ultimately, he got cooperation from everyone from Ward, who lived in greater Cleveland as a child and rooted for the Indians, to Sheen

Around the Horn

Sources: Rangers trade for Cole Hamels | MLB.com - The Rangers have acquired pitcher Cole Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman from the Phillies, according to multiple Major League sources, in a trade that is expected to be announced on Thursday. In return the Rangers sent pitcher Matt Harrison and five prospects to the Phillies: catcher Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams and pitchers Jake Thompson, Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff.

Mets-Brewers nix deal for Carlos Gomez | MLB.com - Just before an airplane full of Brewers lifted off from San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday, Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez was told that he had been traded to the Mets. Within hours the deal had shattered, and the night descended into a swirl of speculation.

'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes | FOX Sports - For the second straight night Wednesday, Supermicro computers in a nearby van and overseen in the ballpark by a former major league outfielder called balls and strikes in what is believed to be the first time in professional baseball an umpire didn't handle those duties.

The agony of Wilmer Flores | FOX Sports - Almost nobody looks good here.

Deadline time: The view from the clubhouse | FOX Sports - Try as you might, it is nearly impossible to ignore trade rumors that involve you or your team.

Dodgers set to trade with Marlins, Braves | MLB.com - The Dodgers' pending acquisition of starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Michael Morse from the Marlins has expanded into multiple trades involving three teams, 12 players and a Draft pick. If completed, the Dodgers would receive Latos and Morse from the Marlins and starting pitcher Alex Wood, closer Jim Johnson, reliever Luis Avilan and infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. Miami would get Minor League pitchers Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo and Kevin Guzman from Los Angeles, while Atlanta would get a competitive-balance Draft pick from the Marlins; from the Dodgers, the Braves would get recent Cuban signee Hector Olivera and injured reliever Paco Rodriguez, all according to Major League sources.