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Bieber gives rest day to bullpen by shutting out Toronto

Morning News and Notes for Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cleveland Indians v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Baseball

Cleveland 4 - Toronto 0

Recaps: LGT | MLB | Box Score

Shane Bieber pitched a one-hit gem to give the Indians a series victory and give the bullpen some time to think about what they’ve done.. Minnesota lost to shrink their lead over the Indians to 2.0 games.

Today’s Baseball

Plutko v Montgomery at 8:15 p.m. EDT in Kansas City

Other Indians News

Kluber continues progress in return from injury - Kluber threw fastballs and changeups exclusively, and came away from the session feeling well, manager Terry Francona said. Kluber has been working his way back from sustaining a non-displaced ulna fracture in his right arm in early May.

Will fewer pitching changes shorten MLB games? Former stars say new rule could backfire - - The MLB rule changes in 2020 will mean the end of the lefty specialist.

Don Mossi, All-Star pitcher for Indians, dies at 90 - Don Mossi, a left-handed pitcher who won 101 games in more than a decade as a major leaguer and was an All-Star for the Cleveland Indians in 1957, has died. He was 90.

Blake Parker becomes Twins’ fourth DFA’d reliever in 11 days | West Central Tribune - Right-hander Blake Parker was designated for release or assignment less than 24 hours after he was tagged for three earned runs in a 14-12 loss to the New York Yankees at Target Field. He joins left-hander Adalberto Mejia and righties Mike Morin and Matt Magill as relievers waived since July 13.

The Teams That Should Be Buying And Selling At This Year’s Baseball Trade Deadline | FiveThirtyEight - One of the key lessons from Doyle is that the best candidates to buy at the deadline aren’t the ones that conventional wisdom might suggest. Instead of teams that are on the cusp of the playoffs, the most committed buyers ought to be teams whose playoff odds are already solidified — but whose World Series chances could get a big boost with a few important additions.

A Season of Improbabilities in Cleveland | FanGraphs Baseball - The Indians were bad and then they weren't.

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