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News and Notes: Francisco Mejia's streak continues, thanks to scoring change

The news was both good (Santana, Salazar) and horrible (Brantley) on the injury front.

Yes, this is the same photo you've seen countless times already. Sorry :(
Yes, this is the same photo you've seen countless times already. Sorry :(
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Last Night's Game: Indians 5, Angels 1

Indians hold Angels to one run, one hit in win |

Mike Clevinger pitches Cleveland Indians past Anaheim Angels for first big-league win |

Clevinger earns first career win as Indians defeat Angels 5-1 - Let's Go Tribe

Not a blowout this time, but just as satisfying a win. The pitching matchup favored the Angels, especially with how Matt Shoemaker has dominated the Indians. But not only did the Tribe get to Shoemaker early, Mike Clevinger pitched the best game of his young career, not allowing a hit until the sixth inning. He would get his first major-league win against the organization that dealt him away.

Tribe News

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley to undergo season-ending surgery on Monday |

Perhaps this was inevitable, but even so, the news does sting all the same. As long as Brantley was taking batting practice, there was a chance that he'd be in the lineup by the end of the regular season, but now that chance is gone. We don't know any details about what the surgery will repair, and what the recovery time will be.

Here's a not-so-brief timeline of Brantley's oddysey:

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana cleared to play; Danny Salazar almost there |

There was good news also on the injury front. Carlos Santana should be in the lineup today, and if Danny Salazar's bullpen session today goes well, he should return to the rotation at some point this week.

Reversal of fortune: Scoring change resuscitates Francisco Mejia's hitting streak, which now stands at 50 games |

A scoring change made after last night's game extends the Tribe prospect's hitting streak. He's now tied for the fourth-longest hitting streak in minor-league history, and has the longest streak since 1954.

MLB News

Marlins Giancarlo Stanton hurt on final play |

Bad news for the Marlins, who are battling for a Wild Card spot.

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I didn't know this, either:

Longtime Minnesota Twins official scorer Stu Thornley brought up a not-so-well-known rule at last month’s SABR convention. The game he used as an example was played on June 1, 2001. CC Sabathia started for the Indians against the Yankees and received credit for a win despite pitching just four innings.

"The rule book says a starting pitcher needs to pitch five innings in a game that lasts six-or-more innings," explained Thornley. "That game got rained out before six innings were completed, therefore Sabathia qualified for a win with four innings pitched. It’s one of those quirky rules."