Cleveland 6 - Kansas City 0
Carlos Carrasco dazzles in Cleveland Indians win over the Royals - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians got a fantastic outing from starter Carlos Carrasco in Friday's 6-0 win over the Kansas City Royals. Carrasco threw a one hit shutout, striking out 15 in the performance. With the win, the Indians improve to 76-76.
Carlos Carrasco fires one-hitter vs. Royals | indians.com - Carrasco became the first Indians pitcher to pile up at least 15 strikeouts in a shutout consisting of no more than one hit allowed. That overpowering pitching line has only been achieved 16 times in the Majors since 1914 -- most recently by Washington's Max Scherzer on June 14 earlier this season.
Carlos Carrasco delivers in shutout of Royals | indians.com - Carlos Carrasco was not feeling like himself. After nly one inning of work on Friday night, the big right-hander felt sluggish and decided it was probably in the Indians' best interest to inform manager Terry Francona right away.
Carlos Carrasco flirts with no-hitter in Cleveland Indians 6-0 victory over Kansas City Royals | cleveland.com - Carlos Carrasco took a no-hitter in the seventh inning and Jose Ramirez, Abraham Almonte and Roberto Perez hit home runs as the Indians gained ground in the wild card race with a win over Kansas City.
Will Cleveland Indians trade core players this offseason? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - The Indians aren't going to play in the free-agent market this winter. Does that mean they have to trade their front-line players in an attempt to contend in the AL Central in 2016?
Brantley wraps up season with Hillcats - Columbia-Greene Media: Sports - Justin Brantley wrapped another successful season in the minors, posting a 2.84 ERA as a reliever for the Lynchburg Hillcats in High-A ball.
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Cubs clinch postseason berth | MLB.com - Chicago lost to Pittsburgh, 4-3, on Friday, but they still clinched a postseason berth because the Giants lost, 5-4, to the Athletics in Oakland, the game ending about midnight CT.
Tension building inside Orioles organization | FOX Sports - Orioles manager Buck Showalter says all is well. So does general manager Dan Duquette. But officials both inside and outside the Orioles' organization say the tension in management is reaching a breaking point.
Will Brazil be baseball's next frontier? | FOX Sports - Brazil is a country dominated by soccer, but with three current major leaguers (including Tribe catcher Yan Gomes) and a growing interest, it could be the next hotbed for MLB talent.