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Corey Kluber did it again Sunday, striking out 14 while allowing two runs over seven innings in the Indians' 7-2 win over the Twins.

The start was the second consecutive start in which Kluber has fanned 14, giving him an MLB-best 258 strikeouts on the year. The win was Kluber's fourth straight, moving him to 17-9 with a 2.53 ERA on the year. Felix Hernandez may have the lead in the AL Cy Young discussion, but the Klubot will have one more shot at convincing voters of his deservedness when he faces the Rays on Saturday.
Sep 21 - 6:18 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Twins Sunday.

Brantley had an RBI double in the third inning and later singled in a run in the sixth. The 27-year-old is ending a tremendous season on a tear, batting .422 with 12 RBI and 12 runs scored in September. It has his overall line up to .325/.384/.506 with 97 RBI and 93 runs scored in a season deserving of some MVP votes.
Sep 21 - 6:09 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Ramirez had an RBI single in the third inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The two RBI gives him 14 RBI on the year. The 22-year-old is hitting .251/.293/.321 and has served as the Indians' everyday shortstop for the past two months.
Sep 21 - 6:04 PM

Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

The leadoff hitter played catalyst for the Indians offense, scoring in each of the team's three run-scoring innings. Bourn had a double among his three hits, his first three-hit game since August 28. Bourn is hitting .261/.317/.367 overall this year.
Sep 21 - 5:54 PM

Yan Gomes drove in four runs in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Twins.

Gomes was locked in on Twins' starter Trevor May. He hit an RBI single in the third, then smashed a three-run homer a few innings later, sending May to the showers. Gomes now has 70 RBI and 20 home runs on the year for the Indians, who have won four in a row to keep their playoff chances alive. After hitting like a man on fire for July (.329/.367/.624) and August (.349/.369/.540), Gomes had been hitting like a man who just wanted to watch the leaves fall in September (.238/.242/.444). Then, Trevor May entered his life. Despite the slight cool-down this month, he's still slashing .288/.321/.484 in what has been a career year.
Sep 21 - 12:19 AM

T.J. House scattered six hits and allowed two runs over five innings in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Twins.

This was a much needed win for the Indians, as they desperately attempt to cling to life in the Wild Card race heading into the final week. They're currently 3.5 back of the final playoff slot. House wasn't spectacular, but he mostly held the Twins at bay during his time on the mound. Both of the runs on his line came off of RBI grounders and he was able to limit the damage to singular runs. In addition to the six hits allowed, House walked one and struck out five. In September, House has allowed just three runs in 19 innings. He holds a 3.43 ERA and 1.34 WHIP overall. By the time he takes the mound for his final start of the regular season against the Rays next weekend, House and the Indians should know whether they have any shot at the playoffs.
Sep 21 - 12:01 AM

Jason Kipnis (hamstring) could rejoin the Indians lineup this weekend.

Kipnis sustained the injury in the eighth inning of Thursday's game and was held out Friday as a precautionary measure. It comes at an unfortunate time for fantasy owners, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 20 - 9:30 AM

Trevor Bauer was handed a no-decision after giving up three runs in six-plus innings against the Twins on Friday.

Bauer allowed four hits (including two home runs) while striking out six and walking none. He was in line for the victory before Cody Allen blew a save in the bottom of the ninth inning. Bauer has struggled with consistency this season, posting a 4.06 ERA and 141/57 K/BB ratio in 148 2/3 innings over 25 starts. He'll hope to finish the year strong next week against the Royals.
Sep 20 - 12:41 AM

Cody Allen blew his fourth save of the season Friday against the Twins.

Protecting a one-run lead, Allen struck out Trevor Plouffe to begin the bottom of the ninth before giving up a double to Kurt Suzuki and a single to Oswaldo Arcia. Aaron Hicks then hit a potential double-play grounder to shortstop Jose Ramirez, but the ball bounced off his glove and he was only able to get the force out at second base. The tying run scored on the play and the Twins went on to win the game in the 10th inning. Allen is now 22-for-26 in save opportunities this season while putting up a 2.13 ERA and 89/26 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings.
Sep 20 - 12:41 AM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run against the Twins on Friday.

Brantley now has 20 home runs on the year to go along with 22 stolen bases. He's the first Indians player with a 20/20 season since Shin-Soo Choo did it in 2009 and 2010.
Sep 20 - 12:40 AM

Ryan Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

Raburn will need 6-8 weeks of rehab to recover from an operation that repaired a lateral meniscus tear. His normally offseason routine might be delayed a bit, but he'll be fine for spring training. Raburn batted just .200/.250/.297 with four home runs over 74 games for the Tribe this season.
Sep 19 - 4:37 PM

Danny Salazar stymied the Astros over 7 1/3 innings on Thursday, allowing just one run, but took a no-decision as the Indians needed 13 innings to pull out a 2-1 victory.

Salazar was in line for the loss until Carlos Santana delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning. It was a masterful outing, as he limited the Astros to five hits and a walk while striking out nine. Salazar has had quite the turnaround since rejoining the Indians to start the second half, sporting a 3.06 ERA over his last 11 starts. On the season, he owns a 4.02 ERA with a 1.38 ERA and a 112/32 K/BB ratio. Salazar will face the Royals at home on Tuesday next.
Sep 19 - 12:56 AM

Cody Allen struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless 13th inning, picking up his 22nd save in Thursday's win against the Astros.

Though Allen allowed a one-out single to Robbie Grossman, he was never in any real danger. The right-hander is now 22-for-25 in save chances with a 2.03 ERA and an 87/26 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings.
Sep 19 - 12:49 AM

Jose Ramirez finished 3-for-6 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday's 13-inning win against the Astros.

Ramirez scored both of the Indians' runs, touching home for the tying run in the ninth on a Carlos Santana single, and scoring the go-ahead run in the 13th on a Mike Aviles sacrifice fly. Ramirez had been held to just three hits in his previous 23 at-bats entering the contest, and still sports a mediocre .254/.299/.328 slash line on the season.
Sep 19 - 12:44 AM

Carlos Carrasco pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout Wednesday as the Indians beat the Astros 2-0.

Carrasco fanned 12. Both hits he surrendered were infield singles to Jose Altuve, and he also walked just one batter in the 98-pitch gem. This comes 10 days after he came within an out of a shutout against the White Sox. He's been one of baseball's very best pitchers the last six weeks; he's allowed one or no runs in seven of his last eight starts.
Sep 17 - 10:41 PM


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