Game 1: Detroit 7, Cleveland 4
Game 2: Cleveland 4, Detroit 1
In Game 1, it was the Cleveland bullpen, not the beleaguered Detroit pen, that allowed late runs. Bryan Shaw entered a tie game in the seventh, walked the leadoff batter, and You Never Walk The Leadoff Batter.
In Game 2, the Indians didn’t do hardly anything against Jordan Zimmermann until the sixth inning, when they exploded for four runs. Jose Ramirez, on the cusp of his first All-Star Game appearance, hit a two-run homer to push the lead to 2-1.
In the ninth inning of Game 2, this happened. It’s the best catch I’ve seen by a non-Lofton Indians outfielder.
Indians sign top Draft pick Quentin Holmes | MLB.com
The Indians selected Holmes with the 64th overall pick, so it wasn’t a given that they’d be able to sign the high school outfielder. The bonus that they paid Holmes was a bit above their slot amount.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Danny Salazar feels healthy, but not sharp on mound at Akron -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com
Salazar gave up three runs in 1.2 innings in a start in Akron, the first time he’s pitched in a game in almost a month.
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In Game 2, Jordan Zimmermann threw at Carlos Santana in retaliation for Jose Iglesias getting hit earlier in the game. Both benches were warned, which placed Carlos Carrasco at a disadvantage given how the better Detroit hitters love the ball on the outside half of the plate. Zimmermann wasn’t thrown out of the game, but the Indians would scored four runs off him in in the next inning, so....hooray umpire restraint!
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The Rock talks about his Hall of Fame chances, and (yet again) corrects the record about what caused Herb Score’s career to end prematurely (hint: it wasn’t him getting hit in the head).