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Mike Aviles hit a go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning on Thursday, helping to propel the Indians to a 5-4 win over the Rays.

Aviles homered off of Xavier Cedeno to lead off the 10th inning. His run would stand as the difference in the eventual 5-4 win. Across 153 at-bats, the veteran infielder has smacked four home runs and is hitting .256/.312/.365. Aviles is who he is as a player and there's no fantasy upside here.
Jul 2 - 3:45 PM

Cody Allen struck out all three batters he faced and notched his 15th save of the season in Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning win over the Rays.

After a solo homer by Mike Aviles in the top of the 10th inning put the Indians ahead 5-4, Allen entered and shut down the Rays without issue. He's been fanning batters at a fantastic clip this season and holds a 55/15 K/BB ratio over 34 innings. His 3.44 ERA is higher than you'd like for a closer, but he's 15-for-16 in save chances nonetheless.
Jul 2 - 3:40 PM

Corey Kluber fanned 14 and allowed four runs (three earned) to the Rays over eight innings in earning a no-decision on Thursday.

Kluber scattered seven hits and walked just one in the contest. The Rays dinged him for two runs in the first inning and two in the sixth, but he otherwise managed to keep the scoreboard clean. Despite his brilliance across eight innings, the score remained tied at 4-4 after he exited the game and he was unable to pick up the victory. Nothing new there, as Kluber currently holds a 3-9 record. That aside, he's struck out 24 batters in his last 15 innings and holds a 3.64 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 141/24 K/BB ratio over 118 2/3 innings this season. He'll look to break back into the win column in a home start against the Astros next time he takes the mound.
Jul 2 - 3:23 PM

Michael Bourn will serve his one-game suspension Thursday.

Bourn was handed the one-game sentence last week for bumping home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during an argument. Michael Brantley is starting in center field and Mike Aviles is in left field Thursday versus the Rays.
Jul 2 - 10:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of a no-hitter and ended up fanning 13 in the Indians' 8-1 drubbing of the Rays on Wednesday.

After a walk and a HBP to start the ninth, Carrasco battled back to retire the next two batters he faced. He then got ahead of Joey Butler 0-2, only to see Butler get enough of a slider to drive it over Jason Kipnis's head for an RBI single. It was Carrasco's 124th pitch of the night, so he came out afterwards, and Austin Adams finished up the one-hitter. Carrasco moved to 10-6 with a 3.88 ERA. He's been quite a bit better than that ERA suggests, but the Indians defense just hasn't been up to par.
Jul 1 - 10:06 PM

Brandon Moss had a three-run homer and a two-run double Wednesday against the Rays.

Moss's average has been slipping some, but the power has been consistent; he hit four homers in each of the first three months of the season. He's now driven in 42 runs in 72 games.
Jul 1 - 9:55 PM

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Roberto Perez is catching with Gomes out.
Jul 1 - 3:02 PM

Francisco Lindor is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

It looks to be a simple day off. Mike Aviles is at second base with Lindor on the bench.
Jul 1 - 3:01 PM

Danny Salazar held the Rays to two runs -- one earned -- on just two hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win Tuesday.

Salazar yielded just one hit over seven scoreless innings before Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double in the eighth. Another run scored on a throwing error before Salazar was removed. The start was a necessary turn after two subpar outings his last two times out. The right-hander will carry a 3.80 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 101/24 K/BB ratio into Sunday's interleague matchup against the Pirates.
Jun 30 - 10:25 PM

Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against the Rays on Tuesday.

Bourn was the only player on either team with multiple hits in the game. The steal was his sixth of the year and first since June 4. A brutal month of June has lowered Bourn's average to .228 with a .298 on-base percentage overall.
Jun 30 - 10:05 PM

Jason Kipnis hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Kipnis hit the solo homer in the third inning to get the scoring started. He finished 1-for-5 in the game. The second baseman may lag behind Omar Infante in popularity, but he's having a terrific season at the plate. Kipnis is now hitting .346/.421/.515 with 33 RBI and 52 runs scored on the year.
Jun 30 - 10:03 PM

Giovanny Urshela hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

The homer was his second of the season, giving him seven RBI on the year. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. Urshela has quietly strung together hits in nine straight games to raise his overall line to .271/.317/.373.
Jun 30 - 9:56 PM

Yan Gomes went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run as the Indians topped the Rays 7-1 on Monday.

Gomes doubled to lead off the second inning and later came around to score the Indians' second run in the second inning. He drilled a solo home run to left-center in the eighth off of reliever Kirby Yates to add some insurance. The catcher has battled injuries throughout the year, limiting him to a .211/.226/.330 batting line with three home runs and nine RBI in 115 plate appearances.
Jun 29 - 10:15 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored to help the Indians take down the Rays on Monday.

Kipnis scored the Indians' first run in the first inning, then knocked in their second run in the second inning. He scored again in the ninth in a wild pitch to add some insurance. Kipnis should be headed to the All-Star game with his .348/.424/.510 triple-slash line, league-leading 25 doubles, five home runs, 32 RBI, 51 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 29 - 10:09 PM

Cody Anderson brought a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Rays on Monday, ultimately getting the win with eight innings of one-run ball.

Anderson's bid for perfection was broken up in the seventh inning when Grady Sizemore ripped a solo home run to right field. It was only one of two hits he'd allow on the night. He walked none and struck out two. So far, so good for Anderson in two major league starts. He's allowed the one run in 15 2/3 innings with six strikeouts and one walk. It doesn't seem like a good long-term recipe but stranger things have happened. Anderson will look to keep it going in Pittsburgh against the Pirates next.
Jun 29 - 10:03 PM

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