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T.J. House allowed one run over five innings in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Rays.

House gave up just five hits on the afternoon, with Sean Rodriguez' solo home run counting as the only run against him. The win moved him to 5-3 with a 3.35 ERA through 102 innings this year. House may have inserted himself into the starting rotation discussion in Cleveland next year with his strong performance in 2014.
Sep 28 - 5:12 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Carrasco got no help from the Indians' offense and was stuck with his seventh loss of the year despite yielding only four hits and striking out 10. The 27-year-old right-hander registered a 1.69 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts over his final 112 innings this season and could be a sneaky fantasy ace in 2015.
Sep 27 - 10:35 PM

Michael Brantley collected his 200th hit of the season in the Indians' loss to the Rays on Saturday.

Brantley is the first Indians player to reach 200 hits since Kenny Lofton in 1996 and he's the first player in franchise history to tally 200 hits, 20 home runs, 40 doubles, and 20 stolen bases in a single season. It's been a huge breakout campaign for the 27-year-old outfielder, who's batting .327/.385/.506 with 97 RBI in 156 games.
Sep 27 - 9:06 PM

Danny Salazar will not take his final turn in the Indians' starting rotation.

T.J. House will start in Salazar's place. With the Indians' season coming to an end after Sunday, the team feels that Salazar has pitched enough this year. He was 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP on the season, and is a lock for a rotation spot in 2015.
Sep 27 - 4:30 PM

Jason Kipnis (hamstring) will not play for the rest of the season.

Kipnis has been dealing with a hamstring strain since mid-September and with only two games remaining in the Indians' season, he's being shut down for good. Kipnis registered a disappointing .240/.310/.330 batting line with six homers and 22 stolen bases in 129 games this year. He hit .284/.366/.452 with 17 homers and 30 steals in 149 games last year.
Sep 27 - 4:10 PM

Jose Ramirez blasted a solo home run in the second inning on Friday, powering the Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Rays.

Ramirez tagged Chris Archer with a solo shot to right field in the second inning, which would wind up being the only run scored in an extreme pitcher's duel. He has taken the reigns of the shortstop position since trading Asdrubal Cabrera away, but has hit just .249/.291/.332 with two homers and 16 RBI. He's merely keeping the seat warm for Francisco Lindor.
Sep 26 - 9:57 PM

Cody Allen retired all three hitters that he faced on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage against the Rays and securing his 24th save of the season.

He has certainly been a bright spot in the ninth inning for the Tribe this season, registering a 2.07 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 91/26 K/BB mark over 69 2/3 frames. He should be expected to open the 2015 season in the closer's role for Terry Francona.
Sep 26 - 9:53 PM

Corey Kluber strengthened his candidacy for the American League Cy Young award with Friday’s victory over the Rays, scattering just five hits over eight scoreless innings.

Kluber amassed 11 strikeouts in the dominant effort while walking two. It marked the 11th time this season that the 28-year-old hurler has struck out 10 or more hitters in a game. He finishes his phenomenal 2014 campaign with an 18-9 record, 2.44 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 269/51 K/BB ratio over 235 2/3 innings. While Felix Hernandez has long been the front-runner for the hardware, the Klubot has definitely made it interesting.
Sep 26 - 9:50 PM

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer Wednesday to help the Indians past the Royals 6-4.

The Indians remain alive, if only barely. Gomes' homer was his 21st, and it gave him 74 RBI. The only catchers with more homers are Devin Mesoraco (25), Brian McCann (23) and Evan Gattis (22). The only ones with more RBI are Buster Posey (86) and Mesoraco (78).
Sep 24 - 11:03 PM

Travis Bauer surrendered four runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Royals.

Bauer was spotted a three-run lead in the first, but he couldn't make it stand up. After three strong frames, he allowed three singles and a walk in the fourth and then four more hits before being pulled in the fifth. Bauer ends his first mostly full season 5-8 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 153 innings (26 starts). That's not great, but the 143 strikeouts were encouraging, as was the fact that Bauer avoided any real meltdowns like those he experienced in his few opportunities in 2012 and '13. He should be a lock for a spot in next year's rotation, and he'll be a breakthrough candidate.
Sep 24 - 10:59 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

He's started just two of the last six games (both in the designated hitter spot) as the Indians proceed cautiously following Kipnis' hamstring injury. With their playoff hopes essentially over, Kipnis doesn't figure to play much in the final days.
Sep 24 - 3:42 PM

Zach Walters grounded out as a pinch-hitter in his return to action Tuesday.

Walters hadn't had an at-bat since hurting his rib cage on September 15. It's not clear whether he'll be able to start or be limited to pinch-hitting duty in the final week.
Sep 24 - 4:57 AM

Jason Kipnis went 0-for-3 at the dish in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Kipnis was able to serve as the designated hitter after missing Monday's game with a nagging hamstring injury. It's possible that he'll be limited to DH duty the rest of the way.
Sep 24 - 4:57 AM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday, but did extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

With the season winding down and the Indians' elimination number down to one, it's worth focusing on Brantley's fantastic season. During his current 14-game hitting streak, he's batting .446 (25-for-56) and overall is hitting .327/.385/.507 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 93 runs scored.
Sep 23 - 10:51 PM

Danny Salazar was hit around by the Royals on Tuesday, surrendering five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

If there were any hope that the Indians would sneak into the second Wild Card, it pretty much went out the window as their elimination number is down to one. Salazar allowed eight hits -- five of which were doubles -- while walking three and striking out eight. The right-hander wraps up a maddeningly inconsistent season. In 20 starts, he posted a 4.25 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and a 118/36 K/BB ratio. The potential is certainly there for the 24-year-old, though.
Sep 23 - 10:48 PM

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