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Corey Kluber was fantastic in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the White Sox, firing 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out nine.

Only one of the two runs on Kluber's line was earned. The nine strikeouts stand as his second-best effort of 2016. After struggling for much of April, the ace right-hander has worked his ERA down to 3.78. He also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He will look to continue to round into form in a home start against the Rangers next time he takes the ball.
May 25 - 5:21 PM

Indians 1B prospect Nellie Rodriguez belted his 10th home run of the year Tuesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

Rodriguez also walked twice as the RubberDucks cruised to an 8-3 victory over Altoona. The 21-year-old has been a force of nature this year with 36 RBI and a .512 slugging percentage. Of course, Rodriguez's huge power numbers have come at the expense of his batting average. He's hitting only .259 while leading the league with 63 strikeouts.
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 3:35 PM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer ripped three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

He finished a double shy of the cycle while matching a season-high with four RBI. The former first-round pick has shown a nice blend of speed and power this year. He's tied for fourth in the Eastern League with 17 steals and is also fourth in RBI with 33. Unfortunately he's been plagued by a low batting average (.247) and huge strikeout totals (54 punch-outs in 150 at-bats). Zimmer has an intriguing skill set but he's not polished enough for the big leagues yet.
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 3:23 PM

Francisco Lindor is out of the Indians' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

It's a simple day of maintenance for Lindor. Jose Ramirez will draw the start at shortstop and bat third Wednesday versus White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
May 25 - 11:56 AM

Josh Tomlin held the White Sox to two runs over eight innings in a 6-2 win Tuesday, earning his seventh straight victory.

Tomlin allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six on the evening. He's now tied for second in the American League in wins, and his 0.98 WHIP is second to only Chris Sale -- the pitcher he defeated on Tuesday -- among qualified AL pitchers. Through eight starts, the 31-year-old is a perfect 7-0 with a 3.35 ERA. Tomlin will try to stay undefeated Monday against the Rangers.
May 24 - 11:30 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple, a stolen base and a run scored against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Napoli, not the fleetest of foot, ripped one into the gap in the third inning, and he still required Austin Jackson to flat out miss the ball, Melky Cabrera to kick it around and Tyler Saladino to drop the relay just to make it safely into third base. He was obviously feeling pretty good about himself, because Napoli then proceeded to steal his first base of the season in the ninth inning. He's better known for his run production, which he's done well this season, mashing eight homers with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored in 40 games.
May 24 - 11:23 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Lindor was one of four Indians with multiple hits against Chris Sale and company. The shortstop now has six three-hit games in the month of May, batting .340 with 11 RBI and 17 runs scored this month. The 22-year-old is hitting .318/.372/.413 with nine stolen bases overall.
May 24 - 11:13 PM

Chris Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Gimenez hit a solo homer off Chris Sale in the fourth inning, because you can't predict baseball. The homer was his second of the season after being dealt to the Indians in early May. Appearing in 10 games, the 33-year-old backstop is hitting .231/.259/.462 while spelling Yan Gomes.
May 24 - 11:08 PM

Yan Gomes is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

Chris Gimenez will start at catcher and bat eighth versus Chicago lefty Chris Sale. Gomes has six home runs and 21 RBI in 34 games this season, but he's sitting on a rough .173/.207/.362 overall batting line.
May 24 - 7:03 PM

Jason Kipnis is getting the day off Tuesday.

Jose Ramirez will start at second base and bat second versus White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Kipnis is slashing .255/.276/.345 against lefties this season and .294/.353/.487 against right-handers.
May 24 - 5:28 PM

Cody Anderson fanned nine while allowing one run over seven innings to beat the White Sox in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.

Anderson had a 7.99 ERA in six starts and a relief appearance before being recalled to make the start tonight. He's expected to stick around and start against the Orioles this weekend, and while he'll be too risky to use then, he still could have some AL-only value this year.
May 24 - 12:20 AM

After entering play with one homer on the year, Jose Ramirez went deep in both ends of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

He had a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second. Ramirez has been a terrific surprise this year, hitting .293 with a .782 OPS in significantly more playing time than he was expected to receive. He went into 2016 with a .239 average and a .644 OPS in 564 major league at-bats. He'll continue to play pretty regularly between left field and third base for as long as he continues to hit.
May 24 - 12:16 AM

Mike Clevinger was tagged with six runs over five innings in a loss to the White Sox on Monday.

Clevinger ran out of gas toward the end and gave up a long three-run blast to Brett Lawrie in the fifth. He struck out four and walked three while throwing 51 out of 94 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old has flashed some good stuff, but he has allowed three homers in 10 1/3 innings so far. He’s going to need to clean that up to stay in the majors.
May 23 - 8:50 PM

Mike Napoli socked a solo homer, drew a walk, and knocked in two runs Monday against the White Sox.

Giancarlo Stanton’s struggles have been getting most of the attention recently, but Napoli was 0-for-19 with 11 strikeouts over his previous four games. The 34-year-old is now up to eight home runs and 28 RBI on the year, though he’s batting just .222 with a .292 on-base percentage. At the pace he’s whiffing, we don’t see the batting average going up.
May 23 - 8:48 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Kipnis tied up the game with his two-run single off Rick Porcello in the second inning, but the Indians would not score again in the contest and ultimately lost 5-2 on the afternoon. With his two singles on Sunday, Kipnis is slashing .283/.333/.446 with six homers, 26 RBI, 24 runs scored and three steals over 166 at-bats.
May 22 - 5:39 PM


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