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Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland reports that Terry Francona is viewed as the favorite to land the Indians' vacant managerial job.

No interviews have taken place yet, but Camino says that Francona is in the driver's seat for the time being. The only other name that's surfaced is interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. Francona will require a bigger financial commitment if the Indians want to pry him away from ESPN.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 08:18:00 PM

Nolan Arenado was perfect in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Nationals, finishing 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and three total RBI.

Arenado opened his immaculate afternoon with an RBI single in the first inning. He would crunch a two-run homer in the third. The star third baseman finished a double shy of the cycle. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, he is hitting a beautiful .291/.361/.576 with 35 homers and 111 RBI over 495 at-bats. On the micro level, he has homered in five of his last 10 games.
Aug 28 - 6:35 PM

Derek Holland hurled six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Rangers' 2-1 defeat of the Indians.

The one run he gave up came on a Jason Kipnis RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. Holland was otherwise excellent, yielding only four total hits -- all singles -- while walking none and whiffing five. The left-hander has put together two very good pitching lines since returning August 23 from a two-month shoulder injury. A start at home against the Astros is next.
Aug 28 - 6:00 PM

Chris Archer struck out 10 batters over seven innings Sunday in the Rays' 10-4 rout of the Astros.

Archer was charged with three earned runs, but they came on just four hits and two walks. It was his first double-digit strikeout game since July 20. Archer, 27, now stands 8-17 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 202/60 K/BB ratio in 169 innings this season. A start at home against the Blue Jays is next.
Aug 28 - 5:42 PM

Khris Davis slugged his 34th home run of the year Sunday in the Athletics' 7-4 victory at St. Louis.

It was a two-run shot in the top of the first inning that set the tone for the afternoon. Davis later drew a walk and scored his second run of the game on a three-run shot from Stephen Vogt. The 28-year-old outfielder is setting himself up for a nice payday in his first turn through salary arbitration this winter.
Aug 28 - 5:07 PM

Tony Watson notched his 10th save Sunday in the Pirates' 3-1 defeat of the Brewers.

That concluded a big four-game sweep for the Bucs, who are very much alive in the National League Wild Card race despite selling off veteran closer Mark Melancon (and starter Francisco Liriano) at the August 1 trade deadline. Watson has converted 10 straight saves this month since Melancon's departure. The lefty has a 2.57 ERA for the year.
Aug 28 - 4:56 PM

Kevin Gausman was sharp in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Yankees, striking out nine over seven shutout innings.

Gausman wasn't unhittable -- he scattered seven of them -- but this was perhaps his best overall start of the season. The flame-throwing right-hander did not walk a batter on the afternoon and finished his seven brilliant innings having thrown 108 pitches (75 strikes). Gausman has not allowed a run in either of his past two starts. For the season as a whole, the 25-year-old holds a 3.73 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 140/38 K/BB ratio over 140 innings. The Yankees will have the displeasure of facing him again in Camden Yards next time he takes the mound.
Aug 28 - 4:55 PM

Carlos Rodon tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday as the White Sox beat the Mariners 4-1.

Rodon struck out six, issued just one walk, and limited the Mariners to five hits. The one he gave up came on a Robinson Cano solo homer in the top of the sixth inning. Rodon finishes the month of August with a 1.47 ERA in 30 2/3 innings. The young southpaw is finding his groove with a favorable matchup against the Twins coming up next.
Aug 28 - 4:49 PM

Luis Perdomo excelled in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Marlins, tossing a complete game while yielding just one run.

Perdomo walked three against three strikeouts, but he managed to keep the Marlins in check despite the lack of whiffs. The lone run to score on his watch came when Xavier Scruggs picked up a shallow RBI double in the second inning. Otherwise, nothing doing for the fish. This makes two beautiful outings in a row for Perdomo, who fired seven innings of one-run ball against the Diamondbacks last time out. He will try to make it three consecutive gems when he takes his lowering-by-degrees 5.84 ERA and 1.70 WHIP into a road showdown with the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 28 - 4:38 PM

Josh Doladson put on a fireworks show in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Twins, socking a trio of home runs and finishing with four RBI.

Donaldson cracked a solo home run off Kyle Gibson in the third inning. He would homer again -- this time a two-run shot -- in the seventh inning before polishing off his impressive power showing with a final solo tater in the eighth. The reigning AL MVP has now cracked 33 home runs and driven in 91. He can pair those counting stats with a strong .294/.407/.578 triple-slash over 476 at-bats.
Aug 28 - 4:33 PM

Adam Eaton exited Sunday's game versus the Mariners with a bruised right forearm.

Eaton was hit in the forearm by a Taijuan Walker pitch in the fourth inning. The good news is X-rays came back negative and he's considered day-to-day.
Aug 28 - 3:45 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Yasiel Puig has been placed on revocable waivers.

Most every player goes through revocable waivers in August, but there would seem to be a small chance Puig gets moved given the whispers about the Dodgers listening to trade offers for him over the last couple months. However, as Rosenthal notes, a trade is much likelier over the offseason when the Dodgers are able to negotiate with all teams rather than just the one that claims him.
Aug 28 - 3:03 PM




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