Baseball seems secondary, somehow, despite the Indians' win streak, in light of the death yesterday evening of Muhammad Ali. I am 51, old enough to remember Ali at the tail end of his greatness. And he was great, maybe even he really was The Greatest. I also have watched Ali with awe as he struggled courageously with Parkinson's Disease, displaying the fortitude that made him a champion. I hope that I can display the same fortitude and grace in my own struggle with the early stages of the disease.
Cleveland 6 - Kansas City 1
Danny Salazar sparkles as Cleveland Indians cruise past Kansas City Royals 6-1 - Let's Go Tribe - Salazar pitched eight superb innings, striking out nine and allowing just one run.
Danny Salazar pitches Indians past Royals | indians.com - The Indians used a solid performance from right-hander Danny Salazar, plus a pair of home runs, to pick up a 6-1 victory over the Royals on Friday night at Progressive Field.
Cleveland Indians forgo walk-off dramatics in 6-1 victory over Kansas City | cleveland.com - They don't all have to be walk-off wins.
Tyler Naquin hits impressive first home run | MLB.com - Leading off the seventh inning, Naquin lifted a 3-1 offering from Royals starter Edinson Volquez into the left-center bleachers. The opposite-field blast traveled 401 feet from the plate at 104 mph, according to Statcast™.
Other Indians News
Indians preparing for 14th pick in MLB Draft | MLB.com - "I think this year's Draft is a good Draft," Grant said. "We should get a player we really like. Up top there is not a whole lot of certainty. I think once things play out on top, we should get a really good player."
Whatever happened to: Pitcher Jim Poole | www.myajc.com - But at the beginning, baseball was secondary for Poole, who fans will remember as the Cleveland Indian who gave up the game-winning home run to David Justice in Game 6 of the 1995 World Series.
Indians notebook: Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny benefiting from lower arm angle, chance in bullpen - Indians - Ohio - Gorzelanny tried working with the new arm slot through last season but wasn’t able to properly implement it until the second half of the year. He needed an offseason and some time in Triple-A to get comfortable with it.
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