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Tribe snatches defeat from the jaws of victory and other Tribe news.

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Los Angeles (AL) 4 - Cleveland 3

Cody Allen throws away 2-run lead, Angels walk off a 4-3 winner over Indians - Let's Go Tribe - It was all going so well until the ninth inning....

Angels walk off with series win over Indians | MLB.com - Down by two in the bottom of the ninth and in danger of losing for the 11th time in their past 13 games, the Angels stormed all the way back against Indians closer Cody Allen.

Closer Cody Allen surrenders three runs in 9th as Cleveland Indians fall, 4-3, to Angels | cleveland.com - Cody Allen ruined a good day of work by his Indians teammates Wednesday under a hot California sun.

Cody Allen struggles since All-Star break | MLB.com - "I make one pitch, and we're out of it," Allen said.

Other Tribe News

Cleveland Indians claim reliever Guerra off waivers from Pittsburgh | FOX Sports - Deolis Guerra, a 26-year-old rookie, went 2-0 with a 6.48 ERA in 10 appearances for the Pirates this season. He has recorded 17 strikeouts and only three walks in 16 2/3 innings pitched.

Carolina notes: Lynchburg's Nellie Rodriguez adjusting on the fly | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball - Nellie Rodriguez has developed an important habit during his first season in the Carolina League. The 21-year-old stands behind the batting cage with Lynchburg hitting coach Bobby Magallanes and picks his brain about what he sees when Rodriguez is at the plate.

What is Corey Kluber’s Breaking Ball? | FanGraphs Baseball - "It’s easier for me to call it a breaking ball and just throw it,” he told me.

Around the Horn

Figuring out ways to keep baseball interesting - Cleveland Jewish News: Les Levine - Not only are they out of the chance for a wild-card playoff spot, but they are just about out of chances to draw decent crowds.

LaTroy Hawkins records save vs. all 30 teams | MLB.com - On Wednesday night Hawkins became the 13th pitcher in MLB history to record a save against all 30 franchises in the league (with the Expos and Nationals counted as one).

Finding the truth about a legendary Mike Schmidt homer. - "Thirteen years ago, I asked Mike Schmidt if a legend about him was true. He told me no. This is what happens when you don't take no for an answer."

Dave Dombrowski had only one fault with the Detroit Tigers | FOX Sports - For whatever reason, Dombrowski was absolutely terrible at putting together a major-league bullpen.