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Indians rout White Sox, get back to .500, creep closer in Wild Card race

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The Indians are back at .500 and still in the Wild Card race. Plus takeout slides, retaliation and a decisive fifth game for the Clippers tonight.

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Carlos Santana's grand slam propels Cleveland Indians to 12-1 victory - Let's Go Tribe - Carlos Santana hit a grand slam Friday evening in the Indians 12-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Cody Anderson earned the win for the Tribe and improved to 5-3 on the year.

Big innings send Indians past White Sox | indians.com - The Indians refuse to go quietly in the American League Wild Card race. Behind a grand slam from Carlos Santana and a strong start by rookie Cody Anderson, Cleveland continued its recent surge with a 12-1 rout of the White Sox on Friday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland Indians sail to 12-1 victory against Chicago White Sox behind Carlos Santana's grand slam | cleveland.com - Carlos Santana smacked a grand slam to the left-field bleachers, an offensive lift that propelled the Tribe toward a 12-1 triumph. The Indians tagged Chicago ace Chris Sale for seven runs.

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What's wrong with Cleveland Indians All-Star Jason Kipnis? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - Second baseman Jason Kipnis has struggled since coming off the disabled list in August after being treated for a sore right shoulder.

Ron Shapiro: Cleveland always will be ‘very important’ to son - Cleveland Jewish News: Local News - As the Cleveland Indians enter what will likely be the final two weeks of their 2015 campaign, something even more difficult than not making the postseason awaits: saying farewell to Mark Shapiro.

Fifty years ago, Satchel Paige pitched his last big-league game in KC ... at age 59 | The Kansas City Star - Fifty years ago — on Sept. 25, 1965 — fans at KC’s old Municipal Stadium witnessed one of the greatest nights baseball has known. The night Satchel Paige pitched his final big-league innings against Yaz and the Red Sox.

Baseball | IL playoffs: Clippers blow two-run lead in ninth | The Columbus Dispatch - A Governors’ Cup championship series between the Clippers and Indianapolis Indians that has played out like a tug of war across the Grand Canyon moved to a fifth and final game after Indy escaped elimination on Friday night by rallying from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory.

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Joe Maddon upset at apparent Cards retaliation | MLB.com

Minnesota Twins step in when rain wipes out dad's night at ballpark with daughter | FOX Sports - Hammy would say that the Twins are Good Guys.

Chris Coghlan, the Takeout Slide Rule, and Catcher Collisions | FanGraphs Baseball - Fangraphs takes on the takeout slide.

Let us convince you why Miguel Sano might be AL Rookie of the Year | FOX Sports - Miguel Sano is going up against two great shortstops in the AL Rookie of the Year race. But despite spending most of the year at DH, the Twins' rising star still has a strong case.