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Carlos Carrasco didn't last long in Monday's loss to the Astros, surrendering five runs in four innings.

Carrasco was one strike away from a no-hitter in his last outing, but he didn't have much working on Monday. The Astros racked up 10 hits and drew a walk, leading to five runs. Carrasco struck out five. He has a mediocre 4.17 ERA on the year with a 1.20 WHIP and a 115/22 K/BB ratio over 101 1/3 innings. He'll try to end the first half on a positive note, facing the Athletics at home.
Jul 6 - 10:55 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Astros.

Moss tripled in a run in the fourth inning to reduce the Indians' deficit to 5-2, then added an RBI single in the sixth. He's already up to nine RBI in six July games. On the season, Moss is hitting an adequate .232/.306/.450 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:53 PM

Indians OF prospect Jerry Sands clubbed a home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Columbus.

It was his fourth blast in seven games. He's plated seven runs over that span. 19 of Sands' 42 hits have gone for extra bases. Sands has played 10 games with the Indians this year, hitting .375 with six RBI in 24 at-bats. The 27-year-old could get another chance in Cleveland later this season.
Jul 6 - 2:48 PM

Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Roberto Perez will be behind the plate with Gomes out.
Jul 5 - 10:51 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Josh Tomlin (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."

Tomlin has been throwing off a mound at the Tribe's spring training complex. Working his way back from surgery on his right AC join, Tomlin is hoping to be an option for the Indians at some point in the second half.
Jul 5 - 9:18 AM

T.J. House (shoulder) will be shut down for two weeks before resuming a throwing program.

A second opinion confirmed that House is dealing with tendinitis in his left shoulder. The southpaw hasn't appeared in a game in a month and it sounds like it will be a while before he's ready for game action again.
Jul 5 - 9:16 AM

Nick Swisher (knee) is on track to begin a rehab assignment just after the All-Star break.

Swisher ran on the field prior to Saturday's game as he works his way back from inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. He's already missed nearly a month and it's unclear how many rehab games he'll require.
Jul 5 - 9:13 AM

Michael Bourn went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Friday's win over the Pirates.

Bourn doubled in a run in the fourth inning, then punched in two more with a single in the eighth to give his team a three run lead and some much needed breathing room. They would ultimately win 5-2. While he does have five hits in his last 11 at-bats, Bourn is still hitting just .234/.305/.284 for the year. He only has 10 extra-base hits and has yet to connect on his first home run.
Jul 4 - 1:48 AM

Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

Moss launched his two-run shot off of Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the second inning. It was the first baseman's 14th bomb of the season and pushed his RBI total to 44. He might not hit for much average (currently .230), but his 14 homers put him on track to come close to--if not surpass--the career-high 30 he smacked in 2013. Moss is looking to post his fourth straight season with 20 or more long balls.
Jul 4 - 1:31 AM

Trevor Bauer locked down the Pirates on Friday, hurling 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball to earn his seventh win of the season.

Bauer could have conceivably pitched deeper into the game were it not for a rain delay, which came in the seventh inning. At that point, the right-hander had only thrown 74 pitches. He would not return to the contest when festivities resumed. Bauer struck out three and walked one, with both runs against him coming home via a homer by Andrew McCutchen. Bauer now holds a 3.88 ERA and 1.25 WHIP and will look to improve to 8-5 in a home showdown with the Astros next time he takes the ball.
Jul 4 - 1:29 AM

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


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