I went to the Clippers game last night. Tyler Holt opened the bottom of the first for the Clippers with a drag bunt that went past the pitcher and was fielded by the Toledo first baseman who turned and threw to the bag expecting the second baseman to be there. He was not. Holt advanced to second. The next batter, Erik Gonzalez, then proceeded to bunt, putting it in the exact same place. This time, the second baseman was there, but Gonzalez beat the throw. Jesus Aguilar did not bunt.
Bunting - it's not just for the major leaguers any more.
Cleveland 3 - Los Angeles (AL) 1
Cleveland Indians defeat the Angels 3-1, as Trevor Bauer throws eight strong innings in surprise start - Let's Go Tribe - Trevor Bauer stepped in admirably for the ill Danny Salazar, throwing eight innings and allowing just one earned run in the Cleveland Indians 3-1 victory Friday evening over the Los Angeles Angels.
Indians rally in seventh to defeat Angels | indians.com - Trailing by a run with eight outs left, the Indians rallied against rookie reliever Trevor Gott, getting run-scoring hits by Abraham Almonte, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana to beat the Angels, 3-1, at Progressive Field on Friday night.
Pinch hitters charge the Cleveland Indians' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels | cleveland.com - The Indians have won six out of eight games with their latest, a 3-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels.
Trevor Bauer induces groundouts in 8 innings | indians.com - Trevor Bauer was reunited with an old friend on Friday night. On the mound at Progressive Field, where the Indians' starter has struggled more often than not this season, the right-hander regained the feel for his two-seam sinker against the Angels.
Other Tribe-Related News
Terry Francona discusses contract clause | indians.com - Francona said Friday that he would not use that clause as leverage if Shapiro were to depart the Indians for another job opportunity.
Sources: Decision coming soon for Indians president Mark Shapiro and his possible future with Blue Jays | cleveland.com - Indians president Mark Shapiro will know soon whether he's leaving for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Cody Allen said the Cleveland Indians "definitely know we're still in" playoff hunt | cleveland.com - It's been a strange, disappointing season for the Indians, and yet they're starting to overcome their woes at the right time (and last possible second).
The Indians want a new minority owner — but the price isn’t right | New York Post - Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan is hoping to sell a significant minority stake in the club for a rich price — but he may be playing on a field of dreams.
Should Cleveland Indians shut down Corey Kluber for rest of season? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - Hey, Hoynsie! tackles the burning questions of Tribe fans.
Down on the farm
James Ramsey and Jesus Aguilar solidify Clippers defense: Cleveland Indians Class AAA Report | cleveland.com - The Columbus Clippers took a defensive hit when Francisco Lindor and Giovanny Urshela were called up by the Cleveland Indians, but outfielder James Ramsey and first baseman Jesus Aguilar have kept the Clippers solid.
Yandy Diaz honored for hot season with RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians AA Report | cleveland.com - Yandy Diaz was named an Eastern League All-Star for his breakout season with the Akron RubberDucks.
Bobby Bradley a rare teenage slugger: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | cleveland.com - Oh, to be 19 and smashing home runs out of the stadium.
Around the Horn
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik fired | FOX Sports - With yet another disappointing season almost in the books, the Mariners have fired GM Jack Zduriencik, who's presided over two winning teams in seven years.
What will the post-Jack Z. era bring for Seattle? - Amid a disappointing season, Jack Zduriencik's time as Mariners GM ended Friday when the team announced Zduriencik is out and assistant GM Jeff Kingston will run the show for the rest of the season. Who might step into that role on a more permanent basis?
Vin Scully will return in 2016 for his 67th season of broadcasting | HardballTalk - Baseball fans rejoice: Vin Scully will return to call Dodgers games in 2016.