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Trevor Bauer threw 6 1/3 shutout innings as the Indians blanked the Royals 5-0 on Saturday.

Bauer bent, yielding seven hits and walking two, but he never broke, keeping the Royals at bay in critical at-bats. It's the continuation of what's been a really good second half for the 26-year-old, who's 5-1 since the break and who's registered five quality starts in his last six outings. Bauer is now 12-8 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 149/48 K/BB ratio over 134 innings in total. He's got a tall order ahead of him Thursday when the Red Sox are in town.
Aug 20 - 12:02 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Santana has a modest seven-game hitting streak going during which time he's 12-for-26 with eight runs scored. He recently topped the 70-run plateau for the sixth time in seven full seasons in the bigs, and he's got a decent shot at making this his fourth year in a row with at least 80 RBI. The 31-year-old is hitting .251/.356/.450 in 117 games on the year.
Aug 19 - 11:57 PM

Jose Ramirez had an RBI double and scored a run in a win over the Royals on Saturday.

Ramirez got the scoring started with a run-scoring double in the first inning. It marked a return to the lineup for the 24-year-old, who underwent X-rays on his right wrist and forearm Thursday after taking a fastball to the arm. He's obviously fine, it appears, and ready to continue wreaking havoc on American League pitching. Ramirez is hitting .307/.363/.533 with 18 homers, 59 RBI, 80 runs scored and 12 steals on the year.
Aug 19 - 11:53 PM

Jay Bruce had an RBI double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Bruce continues to find ways to contribute with his new club, extending his hitting streak to nine games with his run-scoring double in the fifth inning. He's now batting .389 since joining the Indians on Aug. 9. On the year, the 30-year-old is hitting .267/.333/.541 with 32 homers, 87 RBI and 71 runs scored.
Aug 19 - 11:46 PM

Corey Kluber (ankle) will try to throw a side session on Sunday.

Kluber expects to make his next start Wednesday against the Red Sox, though Cleveland's medical staff is only calling him 50/50. The Indians will have a better idea of where he stands after Sunday's side session. The former Cy Young winner left Friday's start against Kansas City with a minor ankle sprain. Consider him day-to-day.
Aug 19 - 6:30 PM

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the Indians' 10-1 rout of the Royals on Friday.

Bruce was even better for the Reds last year than he was for the Mets this year, but he floundered after the deadline deal that sent him to New York. This time around, he's been outstanding post-trade, going 13-for-32 with three homers, four doubles and 11 RBI in nine games to date.
Aug 19 - 12:09 AM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his seventh homer of the month and singled Friday against the Royals.

Six of those homers have come in his last nine games. He's up to 28 homers for the year, and it certainly looks like he'll finish with at least 34 for the sixth straight season. His career high is 42, established in 2012 and matched last season.
Aug 19 - 12:06 AM

Corey Kluber suffered a minor ankle sprain during Friday's start against the Royals.

Indians' manager Terry Francona said afterwards that the injury is minor and as long as he's able to throw his regular bullpen session during the week that he isn't in danger of missing his next start, otherwise they'll push him back a few days.
Aug 18 - 11:42 PM

Josh Tomlin (hamstring) is expected to throw a simulated game on Monday.

That's provided that everything goes smoothly with his bullpen session on Friday. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined since the end of July due to left hamstring strain. Provided he can avoid any setbacks, he should be ready to rejoin the Indians' rotation in early September.
Aug 18 - 6:17 PM

Indians placed OF Abraham Almonte on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

He suffered the injury during Thursday's doubleheader versus the Twins. It's unclear how long Almonte will be out.
Aug 18 - 5:45 PM

Indians activated LHP Andrew Miller from the 10-day disabled list.

Miller has missed nearly all of August with patella tendinitis in his right knee, but he made a rehab appearance with no issues and is ready to go. He'll return to a setup role ahead of Cody Allen.
Aug 18 - 5:43 PM

Ryan Merritt allowed two runs -- one earned -- on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in a spot start Thursday against the Twins.

Merritt needed 61 pitches to get 11 outs, and even in the nightcap of a doubleheader manager Terry Francona didn't hesitate to give him the hook. In three appearances, the 25-year-old has a decent 3.12 ERA but less impressive 1.73 WHIP. Merritt will likely find his way back to the minors soon.
Aug 18 - 12:09 AM

Erik Gonzalez was pulled from Thursday's game for Triple-A Columbus and has since joined the Indians in Minnesota.

The Indians wanted him to be ready after Jose Ramirez took a pitch off his forearm in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader. Ramirez should be all right—his X-rays came back negative—but Gonzalez will travel with the team to Kansas City just in case. Gonzalez sports a .263 average over 80 big league at-bats this season.
Aug 17 - 11:27 PM

X-rays on Jose Ramirez's right forearm/wrist came back negative.

Ramirez left Thursday's matinee in the second inning after taking a 93 mph fastball off his right forearm but looks to be all right. In fact, Indians manager Terry Francona said he could be available off the bench for the second game of Thursday's day/night doubleheader. Giovanny Urshela handled third base after Ramirez exited and will draw the start there in Game 2 against Twins rookie Aaron Slegers.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

Yan Gomes went 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI, a walk and a HBP as the Indians topped the Twins 9-3 in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

It's the first time in his career he's reached base safely five times in a game. He hadn't even reached four times in a game since Aug. 13, 2015 against the Yankees. Gomes had a great month of May this year, but he's otherwise been really quiet offensively. Even after today, he's hitting just .226 with eight homers and 37 RBI in 257 at-bats.
Aug 17 - 5:38 PM


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