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Homers, Bauer, power Tribe over Astros

Morning News and Notes, Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Cleveland 5 - Houston 3

Recaps : LGT | |

Trevor Bauer pitched a solid game and Tribe batters took Astros pitching deep three times to earn a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the team with the current best record in MLB.

Indians News

Corey Kluber set for sim game; Carrasco OK |
The plan is for Indians ace Corey Kluber to throw a minimum of 35 pitches across two innings in a scheduled simulated game at noon on Saturday at Progressive Field. However, the right-hander isn't limited to that pitch count. “It could be more, depending on how he's feeling,“ manager Terry Francona said. “And then we'll go from there.“

Indians' Jason Kipnis, Edwin Encarnacion homer |
The Indians have been looking for Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion to bust out of slumps. And for Encarnacion, ending his season-long slump would be welcome news for the Indians. In Cleveland's 5-3 win over the Astros on Friday, both Kipnis and Encarnacion homered off Houston starter Charlie Morton, as did Lonnie Chisenhall.

Indians RP Shawn Armstrong back in school, finishing his degree, balancing college and baseball - Cleveland Indians - Ohio
As Armstrong was tearing through spring camp en route to winning a spot on the Opening Day roster as the seventh man the bullpen, he was also holed up in his room most afternoons, studying and completing assignments.

Quarter pole conversations: Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona meets with team, pitchers on Friday |
Friday was a busy day for manager Terry Francona as he held a team meeting and then a separate meeting with the Indians/ struggling starting rotation.

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