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Carlos Carrasco threw a four-hit, complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Carrasco has gotten progressively better with each start this month, and on Saturday he gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out seven. The complete game was his first this year and the seventh of his career. Carrasco improved to 3-2 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 49/13 K/BB ratio over 56 innings of work. He'll try to keep rolling Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Jun 25 - 7:36 PM

Yan Gomes hit his eighth home run of the season Saturday against the Tigers.

The blast, a solo shot, was more or less an afterthought in a one-sided game, but it was consequential for Gomes, who hadn't homered since June 3. His struggles have persisted most of the year, as the backstop is hitting just .185/.222/.365 with 29 RBI and 21 runs scored this year. He is the owner off a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's 7-for-20 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and five runs scored.
Jun 25 - 7:33 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a home run, walk and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Batting leadoff, Santana rudely welcomed Anibal Sanchez back to the Tigers' rotation with a solo blast, his 16th of the year. Seven of those have come this month, and the 30-year-old now has 15 RBI and 17 runs scored in June. Santana is hitting .235/.336/.467 overall.
Jun 25 - 7:29 PM

Jason Kipnis left Saturday's game against the Tigers with an illness.

Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting in the seventh inning. Utility man Michael Martinez replaced him at second base and would likely get the start there Sunday if Kipnis is still feeling under the weather.
Jun 25 - 7:28 PM

Francisco Lindor hit two home runs in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Lindor hit a solo shot off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the first inning before launching another solo dinger in the eighth. It was the first multi-homer game of the 22-year-old's young career. Lindor now has 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored and 12 steals this year to go with a robust .306/.365/.471 line.
Jun 25 - 7:18 PM

Yan Gomes (back) is in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Gomes was held out of the lineup Friday after having a cyst in his lower back drained. He should be good to go moving forward.
Jun 25 - 1:01 PM

Danny Salazar walked five batters and gave up four base hits but escaped with a win by allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings in the Indians 7-3 victory over the Tigers on Friday.

Salazar was not nearly as dominant as usual, fanning only three batters. He didn't give up a run until the fifth inning when the Indians already had a seven run lead. Salazar's elevated walk rate is the only concern his owners might have considering he has a stellar 2.40 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 43 walks across his 86 1/3 innings this year.
Jun 24 - 11:06 PM

Jason Kipnis hit two triples and knocked in three runners to help the Indians beat the Tigers on Friday.

Kipnis tripled in two runs in the first inning, then tripled in another run in the fourth. His teammates failed to score him from third base both times. His .268/.325/.439 slash line isn't nearly as pretty as last year's .303/.372/.451 but his counting stats are looking better. His nine homers have already tied last year's total and put him on pace to beat his career high of 17. He has 36 runs and 38 RBI as well as four steals.
Jun 24 - 11:00 PM

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Friday after having a cyst in his lower back drained.

He'll be available to pinch-hit Friday and will be back in the lineup Saturday. Chris Gimenez is catching in Gomes' place.
Jun 24 - 4:12 PM

Abraham Almonte (suspension) homered Wednesday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Columbus.

He played center field and batted leadoff, finishing 1-for-4. Almonte is aiming to join the Indians on July 3, when his 80-game PED suspension will officially come to an end. They could use him in that thin outfield.
Jun 23 - 10:50 AM

Trevor Bauer manhandled the Rays on Wednesday night, giving them only one run while striking out 10 in a 6-1 complete game victory.

Bauer is having a breakout season and has been especially good of late. His 3.20 ERA is by far the best of his career. He has done it by finally getting his walk rate under control. Bauer started the season in the bullpen but has now made 11 starts and is locked into the Indians' rotation moving forward. Bauer lines up for two starts next week versus the Braves and Blue Jays.
Jun 22 - 10:16 PM

Carlos Santana stayed hot as he went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI on Wednesday.

Santana is a drain on the batting average category but is solid everywhere else. He now has a .231/.333/.455 line with 15 home runs, 39 runs and 38 RBI. That would look good if he still had catcher eligibility but is not so hot for a designated hitter.
Jun 22 - 10:05 PM

Corey Kluber struck out nine while scattering three hits in a complete-game, 6-0 shutout of the Rays on Tuesday.

Two of those three hits, all singles, came in the ninth inning with Kluber over 100 pitches, as he flat-out dominated the Rays for most of the game. It was the third time this year he's struck out nine or more in a start, and the win pulled him to 7-7 overall. Kluber will carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 103/22 K/BB ratio into Monday's game against the Braves.
Jun 21 - 10:19 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Ramirez' two-run shot in the eighth inning expanded the Indians' lead. It was his fourth homer of the year, giving him 25 RBI and 35 runs scored. He's had to make himself versatile to find his way into the lineup on a regular basis -- Ramirez has played four different positions this season -- and he's batting .292/.357/.425 through 62 games.
Jun 21 - 10:15 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Rays on Tuesday.

The steal was the third of the year for the speedster, who hasn't stolen more than three in a season since 2011. Napoli is batting just .237 with a .309 on-base percentage, but he's found ways to contribute on a regular basis in his first year with the Tribe. The 34-year-old has 15 home runs on the year, and his 49 RBI are sixth-most among American Leaguers.
Jun 21 - 10:12 PM


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