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Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 and the Yankees inexplicably pitched to Dr. Smooth with the game on the line. Plus, the only MLB home run hit by a player wearing shorts has a Cleveland connection.

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Cleveland 7 - New York (AL) 3

Cleveland Indians defeat Yankees as Carlos Carrasco dazzles again - Let's Go Tribe - Carlos Carrasco earned his 12th win of the year in the Indians 7-3 victory Friday evening over the Yankees. Carrasco allowed just one earned run over 6 2/3 innings, while striking out 11.

Indians hold off Yankees' rally for win | MLB.com - Carlos Carrasco torched the Yankees with a dominant performance, giving up five hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings Friday as the Indians beat the Yankees, 7-3, at Yankee Stadium. Carrasco struck out 11, throwing 81 of his 108 pitches for strikes.

Carlos Carrasco continues to roll, Cleveland Indians rock New York Yankees, 7-3 | cleveland.com - Carrasco authored another stellar outing to propel the Tribe to a 7-3 victory against the Yankees. He limited New York to one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings and he tallied 11 strikeouts.

Indians Carlos Carrasco dominates Yankees | indians.com - Indians manager Terry Francona needed some convincing to put Carlos Carrasco back into the rotation a year ago.

Other Tribe-related News

Indians Cody Anderson set for rehab assignment | indians.com - Indians manager Terry Francona offered a little more clarity, indicating that Anderson was likely going to begin a Minor League rehab assignment soon.

Why would Mark Shapiro leave Cleveland Indians for Toronto Blue Jays? | cleveland.com - Mark Shapiro, who has risen from assistant in the baseball operations department to president of the Indians, is believed to be a candidate to become president of the Toronto Blue Jays. This is Shapiro's 24th year with the Indians.

A year ago, could Carlos Carrasco have envisioned this degree of success? 'To be honest, no' | cleveland.com - Since rejoining the rotation on Aug. 10, 2014, he has posted a 2.85 ERA in 35 starts, with 251 strikeouts in 227 innings.

Down on the Farm

Bobby Bradley keeps clobbering homers: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | cleveland.com - Cleveland Indians prospect Bobby Bradley hit his 26th home run this week off an apartment building.

LeVon Washington leads with intrigue at Lynchburg: Cleveland Indians high Class A Report | cleveland.com - Cleveland Indians outfield prospect LeVon Washington is hitting with power from the leadoff spot for the Class A Lynchburg Hillcats, while Clint Frazier continues to bang home runs.

Bradley Zimmer keeps heating up for RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report (photos) | cleveland.com
Cleveland Indians No. 1 prospect Bradley Zimmer continues to blossom with the Akron RubberDucks after a slow start.

Catcher Adam Moore's bat is on the rise again: Cleveland Indians Class AAA Report | cleveland.com -Cleveland Indians outfield prospect Tyler Holt leads the Columbus Clippers in hitting.

Around the Horn

Report: Rockies release outfielder Drew Stubbs | FOX Sports - LGFT Drew Stubbs' tenure with the Colorado Rockies has reportedly come to an abrupt end.

Saturday marks 50th anniversary of infamous Juan Marichal brawl | MLB | Sporting News - The date was Aug. 22, 1965. The Dodgers and the Giants were fighting for the pennant. As pitchers of the time often did, more so than today, Juan Marichal had knocked down two Dodgers, Maury Wills and Ron Fairly. When Marichal came to bat later, Dodgers catcher Ron Roseboro decided to try a reverse knockdown of sorts.

Yep, that was Don Denkinger at a Royals celebration of '85 World Series | MLB | Sporting News - It's a safe bet that Cardinals fans won't appreciate one of the guests this week at a Royals celebration of their 1985 World Series victory.

Houston Astros' Mike Fiers throws no-hitter | FOX Sports - "It's everything you dream of as a kid," Fiers said after leading the Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Jack Brohamer and MLB's only shorts-fueled homer | FOX Sports - But my favorite Sox shorts-related anniversary is Aug. 21, because that date in 1976 is when Jack Brohamer became the first and only player to hit a home run in a major-league game while wearing short pants.

Detroit Tigers' dilemma: Rebuild for future, or reload for 2016? | FOX Sports - Even after selling off some premier players at the deadline, the Detroit Tigers have a veteran core that could contend in 2016. But would the franchise be better off going into a full rebuild?

Brewers trade Neal Cotts to the Twins | HardballTalk - The Twins bolstered their bullpen in acquiring Neal Cotts from the Brewers on Friday.

An estimated million dollars worth of baseball cards found in abandoned Detroit warehouse | HardballTalk - As they're from the late 80s and early 90s, each individual card is likely worth tens of cents.