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Cody Allen got the final four outs of Monday's 4-2 win against the Blue Jays, earning his 28th save in the process.

Allen entered with a runner on first base and two outs in the eighth inning, but allowed a double and an intentional walk to load the bases. He bounced back to strike out Justin Smoak to end the frame. In the ninth, Allen worked around two one-out singles with a Ben Revere foul out and a Josh Donaldson strikeout to finalize the game. The right-hander is 28-for-31 in save situations this season with a 3.54 ERA and an 84/24 K/BB ratio in 56 innings.
Aug 31 - 10:15 PM

Danny Salazar limited the Blue Jays to two runs while racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings in Monday's win.

Both runs came around in the fifth inning on Josh Donaldson's two-run triple. Salazar held the Blue Jays to six hits and a walk along with the 10 strikeouts. The right-hander has pitched magnificently in the second half, boasting a 2.39 ERA over his last eight starts. On the season, Salazar has a 3.27 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP and a 172/42 K/BB ratio over 151 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Tigers in a road start next.
Aug 31 - 10:07 PM

Indians 1B prospect Nelson Rodriguez was named Carolina League MVP.

Rodriguez was promoted to Double-A Akron on August 11 but he certainly made his mark in the Carolina League before leaving, hitting .275 with 17 homers and 84 RBI in 125 games for High-A Lynchburg. Teammate Clint Frazier joins Rodriguez on the year-end Carolina League All-Star team.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 30 - 5:15 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Angels.

Santana hit an RBI double in the first inning to make it 2-0, then added a two-run single in the sixth inning to make it 8-1. The first baseman is now on a seven-game hitting streak. On the season, he's hitting .232/.352/.395 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI.
Aug 30 - 4:04 PM

Josh Tomlin picked up the win on Sunday, holding the Angels to two runs in seven innings.

Tomlin made only one mistake, resulting in a solo home run to Grant Green in the sixth inning. He allowed the leadoff batter to reach on a single to begin the eighth inning before giving way to Zach McAllister, who allowed the inherited runner to score. Tomlin allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out eight in the effort. He's been effective in four starts thus far, owning a 3.08 ERA with a 0.76 WHIP and a 26/2 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings. The right-hander will take on the Tigers in a road match next.
Aug 30 - 4:02 PM

Abraham Almonte smacked a grand slam as part of a 2-for-4 effort in Sunday's win against the Angels.

Almonte sent the Indians' lead to 6-0 when he cleared the bases with a grand slam to right-center off of Jered Weaver in the fifth inning. His bat had cooled off considerably following his first week with the Angels after coming over from the Padres in early August, but he still has a .270/.321/.541 batting line with his new team along with three home runs and 14 RBI in 81 plate appearances.
Aug 30 - 3:55 PM

Indians LHP prospect Jayson Aquino came within five outs of a no-hitter Saturday in a win for High-A Lynchburg.

He scattered four hits and one walk over 8 2/3 shutout innings. 63 of Aquino's 86 pitches went for strikes. The 22-year-old has already been traded twice this season despite a respectable 3.36 ERA in 131 1/3 innings. Saturday's victory was his first since joining Lynchburg on August 7.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 30 - 3:45 PM

Yan Gomes drove in five runs Saturday in the Indians' 8-3 rout of the Angels.

Gomes hit a sacrifice fly that scored Carlos Santana in the bottom of the second inning and he launched a grand slam in Cleveland's five-run eighth inning. Gomes is trying to end his mostly-disappointing 2015 on a high note. He's definitely capable of a strong finish.
Aug 29 - 10:54 PM

The Indians will activate right-hander Gavin Floyd (elbow) from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Floyd has spent most of the season recovering from elbow surgery. He struggled in his first rehab appearance but looked much better in his last outing (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R). The 32-year-old will pitch out of the bullpen for Cleveland.
Aug 29 - 5:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Angels.

Kipnis' RBI single was part of a three-run seventh inning by the Indians. He's up to 143 hits for the season after logging just 120 during an injury-plagued 2014. Now that he's healthy, his numbers are stellar across the board and include a .324/.399/.478 triple-slash, seven homers, 45 RBI, 73 runs scored and 11 steals.
Aug 28 - 10:10 PM

Abraham Almonte went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI double in Friday's win over the Angels.

Almonte pinch-hit for Mike Aviles in the seventh and came through with an RBI double to tie the game at 1-1. The Indians would score twice more in the inning, enough to secure them the victory. In 66 at-bats with the Indians this season, he's hitting .273/.329/.530 with two homers and 10 RBI. The production looks nice, but just remember that he was hitting a paltry .204/.271/.259 with the Padres prior to his move to Cleveland.
Aug 28 - 10:06 PM

Trevor Bauer was superb in Friday's 3-1 win over the Angels, firing off eight innings of one-run ball.

Bauer struck out seven and walked three. Even after eight innings, he had only thrown 101 pitches--a sign either of Bauer's dominance or the free-swinging ways of the Angels. Only a Kaleb Cowart RBI single in the fifth prevented the shutout. While the 24-year-old right-hander isn't at the point where these types of outings are a possibility on a start-to-start basis, his 4.31 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 145/61 K/BB ratio across 150 2/3 innings are respectable enough. There's still room to grow for the youngster. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Blue Jays, which should act as a nice challenge.
Aug 28 - 9:51 PM

Chris Johnson (infection) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Johnson is over his infection caused by a spider bite, but the Indians will wait until roster expand to activate him. He's hit .429/.429/.571 over six games since joining the Indians.
Aug 28 - 5:04 PM

Danny Salazar has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.

The Indians presumably will hope that he'll be ready to go at some point over the weekend. Trevor Bauer will start Friday in Salazar's place and will be on regular rest.
Aug 28 - 1:09 PM

Cody Anderson got a no-decision, allowing two runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Indians defeated the Brewers on Wednesday.

Anderson gave up a solo home run to Khris Davis in the second inning and a sacrifice fly to Logan Schafer in the fifth. He served up only two hits and two walks while striking out four in his return from the disabled list, exiting after throwing 76 pitches. The right-hander has been inconsistent in nine starts this season, owning a 4.30 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a 24/10 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings. Anderson will have to deal with a tough Blue Jays lineup in Toronto in his next scheduled start.
Aug 26 - 11:17 PM


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