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Cody Allen recorded four outs, all on strikeouts, en route to his 18th save of the season as the Indians defeated the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday.

Bryan Shaw got two quick outs in the eighth, but a single followed by an error by Mike Aviles made it necessary for Allen to make an eighth-inning appearance. Allen allowed an inherited runner to score on Adam Dunn's single, but struck out Avisail Garcia to end the inning. He then fanned the side in the ninth. The 25-year-old right-hander is 18-for-19 in save chances with a 1.71 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 77/22 K/BB ratio.
Aug 28 - 11:40 PM

Michael Bourn tripled twice, finishing 3-for-5 overall, as the Indians eked out a win against the White Sox on Thursday.

Bourn now has nine triples, the most by an Indian since Grady Sizemore hit 11 of them in 2006. The speedy outfielder tripled and scored in the first inning, then tripled and was stranded in the top of the ninth. Bourn is hitting .310 (13-for-42) in 11 games since returning from the disabled list. On the season, he is slashing .272/.329/.388 with three home runs, 25 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Aug 28 - 11:37 PM

Carlos Carrasco continued to pitch well on Thursday, earning the win after limiting the White Sox to one run over 6 2/3 innings.

Carrasco has pitched like a completely new player since rejoining the rotation on August 10. Over his last four starts, including Thursday's effort, he has a 0.73 ERA with a 24/3 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings. Against the White Sox, he surrendered only four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Carrasco will look to continue his hot streak on Tuesday at home against the Tigers. He's worth grabbing in mixed leagues as long as he keeps pitching like this.
Aug 28 - 11:32 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Yan Gomes (concussion) is on pace to be activated Friday.

He'll go through some pre-game tests before a decision is officially made, but Gomes has been symptom-free for a while now. The Indians backstop is hitting .284/.324/.477 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI over 109 games this season.
Aug 28 - 7:12 PM

Indians prospect RHP Mitch Brown allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings on Wednesday for Low-A Lake County.

Brown, 20, has dominated over his last eight starts, posting a stellar 0.99 ERA and 50-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 45 2/3 innings. The right-hander has really turned around his season after a rough first half (4.43 ERA, 37 BB in 65 IP), as his overall ERA now sits at 3.31 to go along with 127 strikeouts over 138 2/3 innings with Lake County.
Aug 28 - 2:59 PM

Indians prospect C Francisco Mejia had a huge game Wednesday, going 4-for-5 with a double, triple, stolen base and five RBI for short-season Mahoning Valley.

It was arguably Mejia’s best game of the season, as his four hits and five RBI both represent season-highs. The 18-year-old switch-hitting backstop quietly has put together an impressive 2014, with a .277/.331/.394 batting line, 20 extra-base hits and 34 RBI through 61 games at Mahoning Valley. Mejia has one of the highest ceilings among all catching prospects, but he’s still several years away from being ready for the major leagues.
Aug 28 - 2:27 PM

Corey Kluber took a second straight loss after giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

If Kluber is a little off at the moment, it's only a little; he's still turned in eight straight quality starts with at least seven strikeouts in all of them. He fanned eight tonight, but he also gave up nine hits, four of them going for extra bases.
Aug 27 - 11:57 PM

Zach Walters hit a game-winning two-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Indians an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Walters went deep off White Sox reliever Jake Petricka, his sixth home run since being recalled on August 10. Walter also singled, walked and scored in the game. It's been mostly boom-or-bust for the 24-year-old, who is hitting just .207/.266/.529 on the season despite the power display, but he should be starting in AL-only leagues for his ability to hit the long ball alone.
Aug 27 - 12:17 AM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

August is proving to be Kipnis' best month thus far, as he's hitting .281 with 12 runs scored. The good month has the second baseman's line up to .251/.323/.350, still a disappointing mark considering the expectations placed upon Kipnis heading into the season.
Aug 27 - 12:16 AM

Michael Bourn went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Bourn led off the game with a ground-rule double, scoring the first run in the Indians' three-run frame. The outfielder is batting .286 (8-for-28) with two doubles and four runs scored since returning from the disabled list last week. Bourn is batting .264/.323/.371 overall.
Aug 27 - 12:03 AM

David Murphy (oblique) took 45 swings off a tee on Tuesday.

Murphy traveled with the Indians to Chicago, which is a good sign as to his progress. "I'm making progress," Murphy said. "I think, more than anything, I'm starting to do baseball activities more and more. Once I got to that point, they said I could travel. I still don't know exactly where I'm at in terms of how close I am to a rehab assignment." The outfielder had been pegged for a mid-September return, but it's sounding like he could beat that timetable.
Aug 26 - 10:20 PM

Jason Giambi (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Akron.

Giambi is expected to spend a few days in the minors before joining the Indians on September 1. The veteran slugger has been on the disabled list since June 12 with left knee inflammation.
Aug 26 - 1:04 PM

Trevor Bauer fired six shutout innings Sunday as the Indians beat the Astros 3-1.

Bauer walked three but let up only four hits and struck out nine Houston hitters in the mostly-dominant outing. The 23-year-old has been inconsistent all season -- showing flashes of front-line stuff at times and getting shelled at others. He'll carry a 5-7 record, 4.18 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Royals.
Aug 24 - 4:41 PM

Michael Brantley is not in Sunday's lineup

Indians manager Terry Francona felt the outfielder needed a break, and with Monday's off day Brantley will receive two days of rest in a row. Mike Aviles is in left field on Sunday.
Aug 24 - 11:41 AM

David Murphy (oblique) took 40 dry swings on Friday.

It was the first time he swung a bat since landing on the disabled list in mid-August with a strained right oblique. "I really feel like I turned a corner three or four days ago," said Murphy. "Everyday life stuff like turning over in bed, carrying groceries, it wasn't bothering me. Now it's time to ease into the baseball intensity stuff." Murphy isn't expected back until mid-September.
Aug 24 - 10:47 AM


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