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Cody Allen gave up a home run to Brian Dozier in the eighth inning and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Allen was recently removed from his closer role so that he could be used in high-leverage situations earlier in the game while Andrew Miller conserves some innings. Allen was brought in to pitch the eighth inning of a tie game today and served up the longball. He falls to 0-3 with a 2.25 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 28 innings. He has blown only one of his 16 save chances but will seemingly not get many more for at least the next few weeks.
Jun 24 - 9:18 PM

Jose Ramirez roped a solo home run and finished the game 1-for-4 versus the Twins on Saturday.

He took starter Kyle Gibson over the wall in right field in the fourth inning. It was his 12th homer of the season. He has a .319 batting average with 48 runs, 35 RBI and seven stolen bases after 72 games.
Jun 24 - 9:14 PM

Corey Kluber punched out 13 batters and allowed two runs -- both unearned -- in seven innings and did not earn a decision as his club lost to the Twins on Saturday.

Second baseman Jason Kipnis made a throwing error on the first batter of the game that led to two unearned runs scoring in the first inning. Kluber didn't let it bother him and proceeded to dominate the game. He surrendered just three base hits and two walks. Unfortunately his teammates couldn't help him out with much run support. This was the third game in a row and fifth time in his 11 starts this season that Kluber has notched double-figure strikeouts in a game. His record holds at 6-2 with a 3.24 ERA. He has 93 punchouts and 19 walks in 72 1/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 9:09 PM

Trevor Bauer was tagged for five runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Friday.

Four runs scored in the second inning, including a two-run homer off the bat of Jorge Polanco. Bauer fanned four and walked one in the loss. The 26-year-old has struck out 93 batters in 81 1/3 innings this season — which places him among the league leaders — but he’s sporting an unsightly 5.64 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. He gets the Rangers next in another home start.
Jun 23 - 10:57 PM

Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 with a walk in Friday’s loss to the Twins.

Kipnis was back in the leadoff spot on Friday while Francisco Lindor was moved to the No. 3 spot. The 30-year-old has shown some signs of life recently, but he’s still sporting a .695 OPS on the year. This comes after he posted an .817 OPS from 2015-2016. It’s easy to expect his BABIP to return to his career norm, but he’s hitting fewer line drives and more infield pop-ups this season.
Jun 23 - 10:55 PM

Jose Ramirez is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

The red-hot infielder is getting a day off. Erik Gonzalez will handle third base.
Jun 23 - 5:58 PM

Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Triple-A Columbus.

He was up for a week but didn't appear in a game.
Jun 23 - 3:40 PM

Indians activated RHP Cody Allen from the paternity leave list.

Allen had been away for a couple days. He's working in a setup role for now, with Andrew Miller serving as the closer.
Jun 23 - 3:39 PM

Michael Brantley (ankle) took batting practice Thursday and is scheduled to do some running Friday.

"Once he starts running, he knows he's going to go quick," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "So he's trying to give himself a chance to feel as good as he can before he starts ramping it up." Brantley is eligible for activation from the disabled list on Monday, and it's possible he'll be ready at that time.
Jun 23 - 10:16 AM

Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in the Indians' 6-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Jackson swatted an RBI triple and scored a run in the second inning, and he tacked on a two-run single with the bases loaded in the third. The 30-year-old has come on strong in recent days, going 8-for-19 with two doubles, a triple and a homer in his last five games. He's still a situational player but he's being used well by the Tribe, hitting .301/.382/.516 in 34 games this year.
Jun 23 - 12:10 AM

Jose Ramirez had a walk, a triple and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.

He extended his hitting streak to 10 games and incredibly, Thursday's was the first in which Ramirez had just one hit. He's a ridiculous 24-for-46 in that span with 10 doubles, two triples, three homers, seven RBI, 14 runs scored and a steal, to boot. The 24-year-old is following up his breakout 2016 campaign by hitting .321/.376/.560 in the encore.
Jun 23 - 12:00 AM

Erik Gonzalez hit his second home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

Gonzalez got the start in left field and hit a solo homer in the sixth inning, his only hit in three at-bats. At-bats have been scarce for the 25-year-old utility player, who has just 35 ABs in 16 games since being recalled on May 14. He's hit .314/.333/.514 in those appearances but would need an injury or two to garner any real playing time.
Jun 22 - 11:54 PM

Mike Clevinger allowed two runs on six hits over five innings in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Clevinger wasn't overly sharp, also walking four while striking out four, but he did well to limit the damage. The win was his first in over a month, pulling his record even at 3-3. He's got a 3.86 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in nine appearances, including eight starts, on the year, and he's been good enough to deserve a spot in the Tribe's rotation, at least for the time being. Clevinger will next take on the Rangers on Tuesday.
Jun 22 - 11:41 PM

Indians placed RHP Cody Allen on the paternity leave list.

Allen was excused from the club on Wednesday as his wife went into labor. Andrew Miller will continue to fill in as the Indians' ninth-inning man.
Jun 22 - 3:26 PM

Carlos Carrasco punched out 10 batters while firing six shutout innings to lead his team to a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

He gave up seven hits without walking a batter and reached double figures in strikeouts for the first time this year. All of the hits he allowed were singles. Carrasco moves to 8-3 with a very nice 2.99 ERA and stellar 1.02 WHIP after 14 starts. He has 89 strikeouts and 22 walks in 87 1/3 innings. His fantasy owners are looking forward to his two-start week coming up.
Jun 22 - 12:22 AM


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