Cleveland 5 - Kansas City 1
Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland Indians over Royals with 3-for-4, 4 RBI night - Let's Go Tribe - Danny Salazar pitched a gem, and Mike Aviles even did a thing on defense. There, that is almost everything noteworthy about this game besides a certain Rookie of the Year candidate padding the hell out of his resume.
Francisco Lindor's four hits knock off Royals | MLB.com - Francisco Lindor continued his scorching second half and strengthened his case for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, igniting the Indians' offense in a 5-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Progressive Field
Francisco Lindor, Danny Salazar lead Cleveland Indians past Kansas City, 5-1 | cleveland.com - Rookie shortstop Francisco Lindor drives in four runs in his first three at-bats and Danny Salazar goes seven innings to win his 13th game Wednesday night against the Royals.
More on Lindor
Lindor nominated for Esurance MLB Award | indians.com - Francisco Lindor is being recognized for his accomplishments on the field this season, earning a nomination for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards. The shortstop is one of 13 nominated for Best Rookie.
Francisco Lindor leading Indians by example | MLB.com - "I've just never been a fan of a guy that makes a great play and acts like he's done it 10,000 times," Lindor said. "Smile, man. That's what we play for. We've got to enjoy the game. Smiling doesn't mean you're hot-dogging it or disrespecting the game. It's a smile."
Arrivederci to Cleveland Indians Crooner, Rocco Scotti | ideastream - Northeast Ohio sports fans will get to bid farewell to a Cleveland legend, Thursday. But, the late Rocco Scotti wasn't known for swinging a bat, catching a pass, or sinking a shot. His fame came from singing the national anthem at hundreds of baseball games.
Baseball | IL playoffs: Clippers survive wild finish to take 2-0 lead in series | The Columbus Dispatch - Tyler Holt found the couch in the Clippers’ clubhouse and sagged into the soft cushions, eye black smudged on his cheeks and a round, red mark on his chest the size of a baseball. "I’m exhausted," he said, his eyebrows rising. "Why do you think I’m sitting here?"
Around the Horn
Phillies to give out Pope Francis 'rookie card' on Wednesday | FOX Sports - As part of his upcoming visit to the United States, Pope Francis will make an appearance in Philadelphia for the 2015 World Meeting of Families conference.
Bryce Harper hits 40th home run of season | MLB.com
In Wednesday's 12-2 win over the Phillies, Harper hit his 40th home run in the seventh inning. Harper is the seventh player to hit 40 home runs in his age 22 season or younger, and Wednesday's homer marked the eighth time overall the feat has happened in Major League history (Eddie Mathews did it twice).
With scoring down in Major League Baseball, why aren't teams stealing more bases? | FOX Sports - The Steroid Era led to an understandable decline in stolen bases. But with scoring now down and runs at a premium, why haven't we seen teams try to manufacture runs by stealing more often?
The Catcher Is Watching You | FanGraphs Baseball - More specifically, your feet.