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Indians knuckle under to Toronto, lose 5-1

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Indians can't solve the knuckleball, and a profile of new centerfielder Abraham Almonte.

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Toronto 5 - Cleveland 1

Recap: Jays pounce on Bauer early and cruise to victory behind Dickey - Let's Go Tribe - Bauer was pulled after getting just four outs, and although the bullpen kept the Blue Jays in check, the five early runs was more than enough for R. A. Dickey.

Blue Jays back R.A. Dickey's complete game | indians.com - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a pair of doubles, while R.A. Dickey tossed his second complete game of the year to lead the Blue Jays to a 5-1 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.

Toronto Blue Jays bounce Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians early in 5-1 victory | cleveland.com - Trevor Bauer couldn't get through the second inning and the Indians couldn't touch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.

Six Indians relievers pick up slack for Bauer | indians.com - Cleveland used six relievers after Trevor Bauer was lifted from the game after only 1 1/3 innings.

Other Tribe News

Abraham Almonte embracing his chance with Cleveland Indians after ditching a life of lies, anger and alcohol | cleveland.com - Abraham Almonte ditched a lifestyle of lying, drinking and seething in frustration. Now, he's getting a chance to prove he belongs in the big leagues.

Cleveland Hoping for 2013 Repeat | FanGraphs Baseball - Cleveland’s record is a bit misleading, however. While the team has ninth-most wins in the AL, their underlying statistics all indicate that Cleveland has performed more ably than their record would suggest.

Baseball | Clippers win to clinch spot in postseason | The Columbus Dispatch - With five games remaining in the regular season, the Columbus Clippers and Indianapolis Indians are locked in a tie atop the International League West Division. eams now are assured of a spot in the IL postseason — one as the division champion and the other as the wild card.

Around the Horn

The Secrets of Baseball Management | FOX Sports - Mark Armour and Dan Levitt have written a tremendous book, "In Pursuit of Pennants," about the evolution of upper-level baseball management, from the early days through the 21st century. We caught up with them recently and asked a few questions inspired by the book.

Enjoy it now, Toronto and KC¦ it may not last for long | FOX Sports - KC and Toronto have the two oldest lineups in MLB

A few words on closers | Joe Posnanski - Closers you won't use in high leverage situations are luxury items.

Reds’ Joey Votto having huge second half, idolizes Ted Williams | NBC SportsWorld - Reds star Joey Votto, who idolizes Ted Williams, is having a monstrous second half thanks to his plate patience