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Klubot once again set on stun, as Indians easily handle Twins

Tribe mashes Twins behind Kluber one-hitter. Plus, why Carlos Santana hasn't played much first base lately.

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Cleveland 6 - Minnesota 1

Corey Kluber fires another gem as Cleveland Indians defeat the Twins 6-1 - Let's Go Tribe - Corey Kluber seems to like pitching against the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander threw another complete game (his second in six days against the Twins) gem, leading the Indians to a 6-1 victory Friday night.

Corey Kluber dominates Twins with one-hitter | - The Twins probably would not complain if they did not have to face Corey Kluber again this season. On Friday night, the Indians' ace continued his dominance over Minnesota, spinning a one-hit, complete-game gem in a 6-1 victory for Cleveland at Target Field.

Corey Kluber settles for one-hitter | - The only flaw on Corey Kluber's line in Friday night's 6-1 win over the Twins wound up in the second deck of the right-field stands at Target Field.

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians roll past Minnesota Twins. . .again | - Corey Kluber threw a one-hitter as the Indians beat the Twins on Friday night at Target Field. The Twins only hit and run belonged to Joe Mauer, who homered in the fourth inning.

More Tribe News

Michael Brantley has shoulder inflammation | - The Indians had Brantley remain in Cleveland on Friday in order to undergo an MRI exam, which showed nothing more than an inflamed shoulder, according to manager Terry Francona. Brantley received a cortisone shot in his sore arm and is expected to miss at least two or three games.

Carlos Santana must work harder to play more first base: Cleveland Indians quick hits | - Carlos Santana has been DHing more and more because the Indians think his defensive skills at first base aren't as good as they once were.

Indians swing for hearts, minds of young sluggers - Crain's Cleveland Business -Since 2008, the Indians have donated more than $200,000 to enhance 39 local youth ball fields.

Trevor Bauer: Towards Better Pitching Through Science | FanGraphs Baseball - Before anybody snarks about the quality of Trevor Bauer‘s pitching, and whether or not he’s good enough for us to value his thoughts on pitching, know that he’s fully aware of his limits, and was even before conceding six runs to the Yankees last night.

Battling leukemia, daughter of Cleveland Indians’ Mike Aviles throws him a first pitch - The Washington Post - “The biggest thing for me is my joy comes from my kids,” Aviles said. "You don’t want to see them crying."

On the Farm

Outfielder Clint Frazier dominating Carolina League: Cleveland Indians high Class A Report | - Lynchburg Hillcats outfielder Clint Frazier earned Class A Carolina League Player of the Week honors twice in four weeks and is among the league leaders in most offensive categories.

Nellie Rodriguez another big bat for RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | - Recent call-up Nellie Rodriguez is a big bopper who can help the Akron RubberDucks make a late push to the playoffs.

Bobby Bradley chasing Captains home run record: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | - Lake County Captains first baseman Bobby Bradley leads the Midwest League with 22 homers, just six from the franchise record.

Around the Horn

Terry Francona's thoughts with John Farrell | - Prior to Friday's game against the Twins, Francona spoke with Farrell after the Red Sox manager revealed that he is currently battling Stage 1 lymphoma. Farrell pitched and was an executive with the Indians organization.

Orioles designate David Lough for assignment, call up Steve Clevenger - Baltimore Sun - The Orioles recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk and designated outfielder David Lough for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster Friday. Lough is from Green, Ohio, south of Akron.

Verlander, Kinsler React To Price, Cespedes and Soria Trade « CBS Local Sports - The Detroit Tigers traded away David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria, and the players interpreted those moves how everyone else did.

MLB’s Best Free Agent Doesn’t Play Baseball | FiveThirtyEight - Dave Dombrowski, the general manager of the Detroit Tigers since 2002, was fired from his post, becoming perhaps the most valuable free agent in baseball.

Matt Kemp hits first Padres cycle | - As he chugged hard between second and third base in the ninth inning on Friday, Matt Kemp was well aware he had never once hit for the cycle in a big league career that has spanned 10 seasons. He just wasn't aware that the Padres -- a franchise born in April of 1969 -- hadn't had one of their own, either.

Joba Chamberlain released by the Blue Jays | HardballTalk - Chamberlain signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays after being released by the Tigers.