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Cody Allen looked on at the boy splashing his hands in the plastic water table and giggling at the family dog running wild in the backyard. This was just a small moment before he headed back to the ballpark for another day of duty as the Indians’ closer. But it’s the kind of moment he cherishes as his first Father’s Day and his son’s first birthday approaches.

Cason Allen will turn 1 on Thursday. He’s a happy, healthy child. He’s prone to pointing and smiling at strangers and making fast friends. He’s prone to picking up balls and hurling them with his small but powerful right arm, just like he’s watched his daddy do on TV. Sure, he’s a bit of a mama’s boy, quick to dash to Cody’s wife Mallory’s side whenever he stumbles or gets a scratch. But he has both parents wrapped around his little finger.

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Cody Allen looked on at the boy splashing his hands in the plastic water table and giggling at the family dog running wild in the backyard. This was just a small moment before he headed back to the ballpark for another day of duty as the Indians’ closer. But it’s the kind of moment he cherishes as his first Father’s Day and his son’s first birthday approaches.

Cason Allen will turn 1 on Thursday. He’s a happy, healthy child. He’s prone to pointing and smiling at strangers and making fast friends. He’s prone to picking up balls and hurling them with his small but powerful right arm, just like he’s watched his daddy do on TV. Sure, he’s a bit of a mama’s boy, quick to dash to Cody’s wife Mallory’s side whenever he stumbles or gets a scratch. But he has both parents wrapped around his little finger.

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“This first year of his life and our first year of parenthood has been unbelievable,” Allen said. “We’ve enjoyed every single second of it.”

But reaching this point of parenthood was a bigger test of resolve than the Allens could have possibly envisioned when they first began trying to start a family. And their strength, spirit and eventual outcome is, one can only hope, a positive reinforcement for the many couples silently suffering with the struggle to have a baby.

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In 2016, while Allen was putting together perhaps his best big league season on an Indians club that won the American League pennant, his success masked the heartbreak of Mallory’s two miscarriages. As tends to be the case in our culture, the early pregnancy losses put the Allens in the awkward and upsetting position of not knowing who to tell or what to blame.

“You feel so low,” Allen said. “You almost start thinking, ‘What are we doing wrong?'”

It’s a common feeling, but also a misguided one.

The Mayo Clinic estimates that about 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in a miscarriage, defined as the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. That’s a significant number, yet a study published in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health found that 55 percent of survey respondents believed miscarriages are uncommon.

This misconception fuels the stigma attached to infertility. We don’t talk about it. We don’t know how to talk about it. But knowing that so many others have suffered such a loss — in effect, normalizing the process, albeit without minimizing the hurt — can be beneficial. In that NIH study, 28 percent of respondents said disclosures of miscarriages by public figures assuaged feelings of isolation.

That’s why Allen was willing to talk about his experience. He’s not looking for sympathy, because he knows there are couples who endure far worse and don’t reach a happy ending to their story. But he also knows what it meant to him, after Mallory revealed the couple’s losses to a group of player wives in a chapel service, to have some teammates approach him quietly in the clubhouse and tell him they had been through something similar.

“When people were sharing their experience with us, that was a huge benefit,” Allen said. “That’s why we were able to spin that perspective and kind of have some hope and move forward, understanding a lot of people go through it.”

When Allen watches his young son play, his heart is full. But he still remembers vividly what it felt like to have his heart ripped out.

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It was on a road trip in Minnesota early in the 2016 season that Mallory first told him she was pregnant. That night, Allen gave up a walk-off RBI single to Miguel Sano, a gut-wrenching defeat. But he returned to the team hotel, saw the little onesie Mallory had bought for the baby and was instantly uplifted. He had no idea that just a couple weeks later, Mallory would feel pains in her abdomen and go to the doctor, who told her she was miscarrying.

Allen was on the road without his wife, and he felt helpless.

“You’re not only mourning the loss of a child, but mourning for your wife, too,” Allen said. “Because this stuff is all happening to her body.”

There would be more joy and then more pain later in the regular season. Mallory got pregnant again in the summertime, and she was with Cody on an August trip to New York. Very early on a Saturday morning, she felt those familiar pains, so they went to an emergency room in Lower Manhattan, where, once again, they were given the dreaded news.

“I remember going to the ballpark that day,” Allen said, “and HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  just feeling completely empty.”

Mallory preferred to let Cody speak on behalf of the couple for this story, but Cody is quick to credit her strength and grace as their guideposts as the Allens, who are devout in their Christianity, navigated their way through adversity they had simply never imagined when they got married.

“She was unbelievable through it all,” Allen said. “She just kind of held me up and said, ‘We’re going to lean into this, continue to try and go with the flow here.'”

Allen looks back now on the miscarriages as a strangely calming influence on his pitching. He was brilliant that October, allowing no runs and striking out 24 batters in his 13 2/3 innings in the postseason. He didn’t let the ebbs and flows of the game or the threat posed by opposing baserunners get the best of his nerves, because he could look into the stands toward where his wife was sitting and know that there are far bigger travails in life.

That’s an outlook that continues to guide Allen through every win or loss to this day.

“You’re talking about one of the worst things you could possibly go through, compared to a game,” Allen said. “Being able to have that perspective kind of took the chains off a bit and freed me up to just make a pitch instead of worrying about the results so much. I understand this is my livelihood, but you know we’re going to come out of this and be OK.”

Soon after the loss of the second pregnancy, the Allens began talking seriously about adopting a child. It’s an idea they have been open to from the beginning of their marriage, and it’s one they might yet pursue.

But during the 2016 World Series, Cody and Mallory, who had decided to put the pregnancy talk on the back burner for a while, got their biggest — and most pleasant — surprise yet when they returned home in the middle of the night after Game 5 in Chicago. Mallory Jimmy Graham Jersey  took the test that revealed she was pregnant with Cason.

This time, they approached their first appointment with a mixture of excitement and fear. Cody was performing on the loftiest stage of his baseball life, but that didn’t stop him from accompanying Mallory when she visited the doctor on the morning of Game 7. And though the loss to the Cubs that night stung and still stings, he can look back at that day and the weeks and months that followed and remember the thrill of graduating through each stage of the pregnancy.

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“When we did the bloodwork and everything checked out great at nine weeks, we were just floating,” Allen said. “Because we hadn’t hit that checkpoint yet [with the prior pregnancies]. So every little thing that maybe some others take for granted, we didn’t.”

The Indians were in Baltimore last spring when Mallory went into labor with Cason. Allen jumped on a plane and arrived to the delivery room with about 45 minutes to spare. The boy was born with some complications. Cason had hip dysplasia, or instability of the hips, and infant torticollis, a twisted neck from womb positioning. Mallory had sudden onset preeclampsia, a pregnancy disorder characterized by high blood pressure. But to the Allens, these were merely mild concerns in the big picture.

Cason had arrived safely, and that’s all that really mattered.

When an orthopedic specialist told Mallory he would have to put Cason in a hip brace, she just nodded right along.

“You’re the first mom that I’ve told this to that hasn’t walked out of here in tears,” the doctor told her.

“We’ve been through worse,” she responded.

One year later, Cason is doing great, and the Allens can look back on those 10 weeks that he wore the hip brace — 10 weeks in which changing his diapers was legitimately a two-person job — and remember them as a blessing, not a challenge.

“We all have a plan, and a lot of times that plan gets blown up,” Allen said. “But you just roll with it. There’s nothing else you can do but do what you have to do.”

Thanks to a love that never wavered, their faith, their families, their friendships and their little birthday boy, Cody and Mallory endured some of life’s harshest blows and came out with a deeper appreciation for what they have, the beautiful life they are building together.

But that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped thinking about what they lost. They had names for the babies that were never born. They picture what those children might have looked like.

“We never ran away from what happened,” Allen said. “We talked about it, and we still talk about it.”

So often, these losses are endured in the dark. But if nothing else, frank and open discussion can help destigmatize a situation that is simply not very rare.

It can also lend greater gravity to those small moments like the one in Allen’s backyard. A sun-splashed day, a smiling child and a father looking on with love and deep appreciation for his little boy and how precious this all is.

Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns, listen to his podcast and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince.


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CLEVELAND — It took 46 1/3 innings, but Corey Kluber finally walked a batter. What came after for the Indians’ ace proved to be a bad omen and perhaps his worst start of the season.

“I guess he proved he’s human,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Kluber, who entered the game with a 1.99 ERA. “He doesn’t look like it very often.”

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CLEVELAND — It took 46 1/3 innings, but Corey Kluber finally walked a batter. What came after for the Indians’ ace proved to be a bad omen and perhaps his worst start of the season.

“I guess he proved he’s human,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Kluber, who entered the game with a 1.99 ERA. “He doesn’t look like it very often.”

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Kluber’s night came to an abrupt end after 65 pitches as he was charged with four runs, four hits, a walk and three strikeouts through five innings as the Indians (36-32) fell to the Twins at Progressive Field on Friday, 6-3. With the win, the Twins (30-36) are now five games back of Cleveland in the American League Central standings.

Video: MIN@CLE: Kluber gets LaMarre swinging in the 5th

“I think [Kluber] could have kept going,” Francona said. “We lean on him so heavily, and we plan on a lot more than that on a night when he had a couple misfires that proved he’s human.”

The free pass was issued to Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar in the  Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap fourth inning, and it opened the door for the biggest inning of the night for Minnesota.

After walking Escobar, Kluber (10-3) was taxed for three more runs during the inning, marking the most runs given up by the right-hander this season. Logan Morrison reached on a throwing error by Francisco Lindor, and Brian Dozier sent a 1-0 offering from Kluber over the left-field wall for a two-run homer.

Video: MIN@CLE: Dozier belts a 2-run homer into bleachers

“If there was anything different, at all, I didn’t see as many chase sliders as I’ve seen in the past,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “We saw some cutters and two-seamers, but that’s just one thing I noticed. I didn’t see our guys really look fooled on that hard breaking ball.”

Kluber also gave up a first-pitch home run to Eddie Rosario, who finished the game 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

Minnesota’s fourth-inning rally ended Kluber’s streak of 26 starts without giving up more than three runs — the longest streak in American League history.

“I was just out of whack a little bit mechanically,” Kluber admitted. “Obviously I didn’t make good pitches to a few guys. I made some mistakes, and they took advantage of it.”

Video: MIN@CLE: Gonzalez ropes an RBI double off the wall

The last walk issued by Kluber came on May 8 against the Brewers — in that span, the reigning Cy Young Award winner faced 179 batters. The streak was also the longest by an Indians pitcher since Paul Byrd went 48 innings without allowing a walk from May 4-30, 2007. Kluber’s 106-to-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio still remains one of the best in baseball.

Kluber’s streak was the longest in Major League Baseball since Bartolo Colon went 48 1/3 innings without giving up a walk for the Mets in ’15.

“If we want to get where we want to go, [Kluber] is going to have a major part in that,” Francona said. “So on a night when he didn’t command his best, you try to just give him a li Jimmy Graham Jersey ttle break.”

Video: MIN@CLE: Gonzalez makes a smooth backhanded stop

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Despite a solid start from Twins starter Kyle Gibson, the Tribe found a way to manufacture a run in the sixth inning. Jose Ramirez was able to come around after being walked. The third baseman was able to advance to second on a ground ball and came around on a single up the middle by Yan Gomes. Gomes’ hit put runners at first and second with two outs for Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall, who singled earlier in the game, however, struck out to strand the runners and end the threat.

Video: MIN@CLE: Gibson gets Chisenhall to chase in the 6th

Gomes came through again to spark a two-run rally in the ninth inning, when he sent a 93.6-mph fastball from Taylor Rogers an estimated 405 feet, according to Statcast™, for the catcher’s ninth homer of the season. Erik Gonzalez was also able to rip an RBI double off Rodgers. The comeback was cut short after Fernando Rodney came on to strike out Lindor and preserve the win.

Video: MIN@CLE: Gomes launches a solo homer to center

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Friday’s outing marked Kluber’s shortest since Sept. 30, 2017, when he was also pulled after five innings against the White Sox. He was charged with a run and recorded three strikeouts without a walk. The loss also snaps a quality start streak of 14 starts, which is the longest by any Tribe pitcher since Stan Coveleski strung 16 such outings in 1918.

The last time Kluber gave up more than three runs was July 29, 2017 — also against the White Sox, when he was charged with four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.

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“I probably love it more than most people. If you don’t walk people, they can’t steal like crazy on you. Because he’s not real quick to the plate, he’s so good at paying attention that if they have to string hits together to beat you, it makes it a lot harder to beat you. Especially if you have the stuff he has.” — Francona, speaking before the game about Kluber 

Video: MIN@CLE: Francona on Kluber, Lindor in loss to Twins

UP NEXT
Right-hander Carlos Carrasco (8-4, 3.90 ERA) will start for the Indians on Saturday in the middle game of a three-game series with the Twins at Progressive Field. Carrasco fanned 11 batters in seven shutout innings against the White Sox on Monday. Minnesota will counter with right-hander Fernando Romero (3-2, 3.92 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.

Case Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey y Harrison is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland.


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CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona announced Friday that outfielder Tyler Naquin has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Naquin, who’s been sidelined since May 12 with a strained left hamstring, also started in center field for the Tribe for the beginning of a three-game series against the Twins.

To make room for Naquin on the 25-man roster, first baseman Yonder Alonso was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list, and he is expected to miss three to seven days.

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CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona announced Friday that outfielder Tyler Naquin  Jimmy Graham Jersey has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Naquin, who’s been sidelined since May 12 with a strained left hamstring, also started in center field for the Tribe for the beginning of a three-game series against the Twins.

To make room for Naquin on the 25-man roster, first baseman Yonder Alonso was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list, and he is expected to miss three to seven days.

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Francona also indicated outfielder Greg Allen will remain with the team during Alonso’s absence. Allen has a .206/.250/.304 slash line t HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey hrough 32 games, and is 3-for-35 for the month of June heading into Friday’s matchup with Minnesota. Francona, however, said he intends to send the rookie back down after Alonso’s return.

“We wanted to give [Alonso] a couple days to take care of what he needs to,” Francona said. “But I told Greg he would stay here with us, so he kind of knows the situ Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ation.”

Naquin tweaked his hamstring while legging out a double on May 11 against Kansas City. In 30 games this season, Naquin is hitting .333 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs. He appeared in six games on a Minor League rehab assignment with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus from June 3 through Wednesday.

Injury updates

• Relief ace Andrew Miller threw another bullpen session Friday, and he has now thrown thrown four since being placed on the 10-day DL with right knee inflammation on May 26. Francona said it’s unclear when Miller will be able to make a return, but both the team and Miller insisted on having the injury fully heal, rather than rushing back to game action.

“When we get him back, we want to keep him back,” Francona said. “I don’t feel like we’re there where we can activate him and keep him where he needs to be, and I think he feels the same way. So that’s why we’re continuing to just throw these bullpens.”

• Right-handed reliever Nick Goody received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday after experiencing soreness after progressing out to 100 feet during his return to a throwing program. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis of elbow hyperextension and posterior elbow inflammation in his throwing arm. Goody, who was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 31, received a PRP injection and will be shut down for at least three weeks.

• Left-hander Ryan Merritt allowed four hits and struck out one while going three innings during his first game on a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. Merritt has been dealing with a left knee sprain and left shoulder inflammation, and he was moved to the 60-day DL on May 15.

Danny Salazar has resumed a throwing program, “and by all accounts, so far he’s doing pretty good,” according to Francona. Salazar, a right-hander, has been on the DL since March 29 with right shoulder impingement. Francona said it seems Salazar’s progress has been promising, but the team is still being cautious with getting the pitcher fully recovered.

“Now he’s done pretty good up to this point lots of times,” Francona quipped. “It’s when we start getting to the maximum intensity, but I’d still rather hear good stuff than not.”

Play Ball

• Indians starter Carlos Carrasco and shortstop Francisco Lindor will be featured on MLB Network’s kid-focused show “Play Ball” on Saturday, which premieres at 10 a.m. ET. “Play Ball” features MLB stars discussing reaching the big leagues, providing advice to kids aiming to get better at the game, and sharing one-on-one demonstrations with MLB Network analysts.

The episode will feature a batting-cage demo with Lindor and a discussion with Carrasco, which includes how the right-hander was exposed to baseball for the first time. Fans can also watch the clips of Lindor and Carrasco on YouTube.

Father’s Day

• With efforts to raise awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease, Major League Baseball announced on Friday details to aid the campaign.

During Father’s Day games, players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic blue ribbon on their uniforms along with blue wristbands. Also, for the third consecutive season, players will wear specially designed light blue caps with the team color on the brim. Players will also have the option to wear multipattern blue-dyed socks as well as a special hooded fleece during batting practice.

MLB will donate all royalty payments from the sales of specialty caps and apparel to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer. The effort also includes the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation “Home Run Challenge,” which gives fans the chance to make a one-time monetary donation for every home run hit by their favorite team from June 1 through Sunday.

Casey Harrison is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland.


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Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

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A pair of White Sox pitching prospects took center stage in the Minor Leagues on Thursday as both Dylan Cease and Dune Dunning dominated over eight innings for their respective affiliates.

Cease, the White Sox No. 5 prospect (No. 52 overall), helped Class A Advanced Winston-Salem lock up a first half, first-place finish in the Carolina League Southern division by pitching the Dash past Wilmington, 8-2. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in a career-long outing. He also recorded 12 ground-ball outs and threw 70 of his season-high 106 pitches for strikes.

The hard-throwing 22-year-old righty improved to 9-2 in 13 starts with Thursday’s victory, his third in as many starts. He hasn’t taken a loss since May 11, when he allowed a season-high seven earned runs on nine hits in two innings. Since then, Cease has permitted three earned runs once in six starts while piling up 40 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings.

Altogether, Cease owns a 2.89 ERA in 71 2/3 innings, during which he’s compiled a Carolina League-leading 82 strikeouts while holding hitters to a .204 average.

Dunning was even more impressive in his start for Double-A Birmingham as the White Sox No. 6 prospect (No. 66 overall) yielded just four hits while setting season highs with 10 strikeouts and eight innings pitched. He threw 97 pitches in the outing, 68 for strikes.

Promoted to Birmingham from Winston-Salem in late April, Dunning, 23, has pitched to 2.78 ERA in 10 starts for the Barons. He has 65 strikeouts and 19 walks and is yet to allow a home run in 58 1/3 innings. Overall, Dunning sports a 2.72 ERA with a 96-to-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 82 2/3 innings (14 starts) between the two levels.

Dunning’s 10th strikeout

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

• Back in Triple-A after an uneventful, one-game stint in the big leagues, No. 11 overall prospect Francisco Mejia (Indians’ No. 1) connected on a solo home run and a double before finishing 3-for-5 with three RBIs in Triple-A Columbus’ win over Louisville. The 22-year-old switch-hitter has found his groove at the plate after a rocky start to his season, as the multihit performance was Mejia’s fifth in his past seven games.

Mejia hits a homer

• No. 53 overall prospect Jo Adell (Angels’ No. 1) connected on a first-inning home run to extend his hitting streak to 10 games for Class A Advanced Inland Empire. The homer, a two-run shot, was Adell’s fourth in his past seven games and gives him 13 home runs in 47 games this season between Inland Empire and Class A Burlington. He finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and his 10th stolen base.

Adell hits a homer

• No. 99 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff (Twins’ No. 6) pushed his Midwest League-leading home run total to 13 with a pair of blasts as part of a 4-for-6, four-RBI night for Class A Cedar Rapids in a 10-3 win over Kane County. It was the first four-hit performance and second multi-homer game this season for the 20-year-old outfielder, who also ranks first among the active circuit leaders in OPS (.994), slugging (.608), RBIs (55) and total bases (146). 2017 No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis (Twins’ No. 1, No. 18 overall) also collected multiple hits in the victory, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. He’s hitting .291 for the season, with 21 extra-base hits and 16 steals in 53 games.

Kirilloff goes yard

Blue Jays No. 9 prospect T.J. Zeuch turned in the best start of his career for Double-A New Hampshire, continuing his recent string of dominance in the Eastern League. The 6-foot-7 righty kept Akron off the board for a career-high eight innings, as he allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out four. Zeuch’s heavy sinker, meanwhile, netted him 15 ground-ball outs. A winner in five straight starts for the Fisher Cats, Zeuch’s pitched to a 1.51 ERA over 35 2/3 frames in that span while registering a Jimmy Graham Jersey t least 10 groundouts on four occasions.

Zeuch gets a strikeout

Cubs No. 18 prospect Keegan Thompson struck out eight batters over seven perfect innings for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach, only to see the Pelicans’ bullpen allow four runs in the following frame in an eventual loss against Carolina.  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale It was the best start of Thompson’s pro career, as the 23-year-old righty set career-best marks in both innings pitched and strikeo HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey uts. He’s pitched to a 3.19 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 12 starts, with 61 strikeouts and 13 walks in 67 2/3 innings.

Thompson fires seven perfect innings

Pirates No. 10 prospect Taylor Hearn set a career-high with 10 strikeouts as he pitched Double-A Altoona past Binghamton, 9-2. Working six strong innings, the 23-year-old southpaw permitted two earned runs on six hits and two walks while finding the strike zone with 65 of his 94 pitches. He’s racked up 25 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings over his past three starts. Will Craig (No. 17) paced the Curve at the plate with this third home run in as many games before finishing 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs. He’s hitting .450 (9-for-20) with six extra-base hits and 11 RBIs over his last five games.

• Pirates No. 12 prospect Nick Kingham carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before completing eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball in Triple-A Indianapolis’ 7-3 win over Toledo. He struck out six and did not issue a walk, throwing 67 of his 101 pitches for strikes in his first start back from his most recent stint in the Major Leagues. He’s 3-1 in seven starts this season in the International League, with a 1.67 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 37 2/3 innings.

Kingham’s sixth strikeout

Red Sox No. 3 prospect Tanner Hou Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ck was unhittable over six innings as Class A Advanced Salem came within one out of throwing a combined no-hitter in a 6-1 win against Lynchburg. The 21-year-old righty posted four walks against three strikeouts and generated 13 ground-ball outs in what was easily his best pro start since being selected in the first round of the 2017 Draft.

Rockies No. 20 prospect Jordan Patterson went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in his second two-homer game of the season for Triple-A Albuquerque. The 26-year-old went deep in the second and fourth innings, hitting a two-run blast followed by a solo shot and later adding an RBI single. With 13 home runs this season, Patterson is halfway towards his career-high total from 2017.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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CHICAGO — The Indians’ outfield shuffle continued Thursday, as Cleveland activated Brandon Guyer off the disabled list before its finale with the White Sox.

Guyer, who sustained a neck strain May 19, was in the starting lineup hitting fifth and in right field. Guyer was originally slated to return Monday, but he was delayed after being hit in the hand Sunday in a rehab game. He gives the Indians another bat to face left-handed starters like Carlos Rodon, who started for Chicago on Thursday.

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CHICAGO — The Indians’ outfield shuffle continued Thursday, as Cleveland activated Brandon Guyer off the disabled list before its finale with the White Sox.

Guyer, who sustained a neck strain May 19, was in the starting lineup hitting fifth and in right field. Guyer was originally slated to return Monday, but he was delayed after being hit in the hand Sunday in a rehab game. He gives the Indians another bat to face left-handed starters like Carlos Rodon, who started for Chicago on Thursday.

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“When we got him in ’16, I think he had like a maybe 1.000 OPS against left-handers,” manager Terry Francona said. “Kinda went under the radar, but that’s what he brings.

“What’s been a little hard is, because a lot of teams aren’t gonna let him hit lefties when we pinch-hit, and he has a tough time against righties, but he is a better hitter than what he’s shown and we know that. Hopefully, even though he didn’t get a bunch of hits on his rehab, hopefully to play as much as he did will help him.”

Entering Thursday, Guyer was 11-for-48 against southpaws with three home runs, but only 1-for-32 when facing righties.

Video: TOR@CLE: Guyer plates Brantley on a double to left

As a corresponding move, the Indians designated outfielder Melky Cabrera for assignment. Cabrera, who signed a M HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey inor League deal in April and was called up May 20, had been hitting .207/.242/.293 in 58 at-bats with five doubles.

Francona said the roster crunch was hard, but the Indians “just didn’t see a way we were gonna be able to keep [Cabrera] here.”

“We talked about it and we talked about it, we couldn’t figure out a way to get around it,” Francona said. “I loved having him here, so those things happen when you have guys, as many guys go down as we did, you get reinforcements and then when they come back something has to give.”

When a player’s contract is designated for assignment — often abbreviated “DFA” — that player is immediately removed from his club’s 40-man roster, and 25-man roster if he was on that as well. Within seven days of the transaction (it was previously 10 days), the player must either be traded, released or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

Video: CLE@DET: Cabrera lines an RBI single to right

Further complicating matters is the imminent return of Tyler Naquin from a left hamstring strain. The Indians are currently carrying five outfielders, and they’ll have to make another roster decision soon, likely involving Rajai Davis or Greg Allen.

Naquin was hitting .333/.367/.453 with two home runs over 75 at-bats when he got hurt.

“He could be [activated] as soon as we want,” Francona said of Naquin. “By all accounts, like physically, he could come tomorrow if he had to.”

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Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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CHICAGO — Jose Ramirez, as he has all season, delivered in a clutch situation against the White Sox on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Putting the Indians’ recent offensive struggles struggles behind him, Ramirez broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning by clubbing his 20th home run, becoming the fourth player in MLB to reach that milestone as the Indians won, 5-2.

Not only did Ramirez’s dinger put him in the 20-homer club alongside Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez and A’s outfielder Khris Davis, it extended his on-base streak to 22 games dating back to May 22. Ramirez had been 0-for-3 with three flyouts before his long ball.

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CHICAGO — Jose Ramirez, as he has all season, delivered in a clutch situation against the White Sox on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Putting the Indians’ recent offensive struggles struggles behind him, Ramirez broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning by clubbing his 20th home run, becoming the fourth player in MLB to reach that milestone as the Indians won, 5-2.

Not only did Ramirez’s dinger put him in the 20-homer club alongside Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez and A’s outfielder Khris Davis, it extended his on-base streak to 22 games dating back to May 22. Ramirez had been 0-for-3 with three flyouts before his long ball.

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“I’m not a power hitter. I just try to make good swings, and if the ball leaves the park, it leaves the park,” Ramirez said through team interpreter Will Clements about his first homer since June 5. “I feel good about it, yeah, but I’ve just gotta keep looking forward to the nex Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey t day.”

“I told [bench coach Brad Mills] and [pitching coach Carl Willis] that he never leaves here without hitting one,” manager Terry Francona said. “I thought he hit one [out] right-handed, but he just got under it a little bit, but obviously we were scuffling to score runs the last couple days. A big hit like that really helps.”

Video: CLE@CWS: Francona on Clevinger, Ramirez’s home run

The Indians had a rough go of it at the plate in the first three games of the four-game set, going 5-for-32 with runners in scoring position and leaving 24 men on base entering Thursday’s finale. In those three games, Cleveland scored only seven runs, four of which came in the series-opening victory on Monday. Wednesday’s loss seemed to drive the dagger deeper, as the Indi HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ans outhit the Chicago, 14-4, yet lost by a run.

While the offense had struggled throughout this series, Cleveland’s starting pitching did not. One night after Trevor Bauer struck out 10-plus hitters for the fourth consecutive start, Mike Clevinger kept the rotation on a roll with seven impressive innings. His only mistake came in the first inning, when Jose Abreu took him Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  deep on an 0-1 fastball for a two-run homer.

“It was nice when we got that game back tied because the way he threw the ball, you hate to see one pitch [ruin it],” Francona said. “It was a nice piece of hitting by Abreu, but Clev threw the ball so well.”

Video: CLE@CWS: Clevinger K’s 11, allows 1 ER over 7 innings

Clevinger finished the afternoon with just the two runs allowed on five hits, while walking one and setting a career high with 11 strikeouts.

“I’ve been for the past probably two years diving to the plate, and then having my athleticism take over in order to generate velo,” Clevinger said. “I’m starting to find a way to stay back with my legs a little longer, and you saw the dividends today already, so it’s been good.”

Francisco Lindor opened the game with a leadoff homer, his 15th of the season to get the Tribe up early. Yan Gomes plated a run on a bases-loaded walk in the third, and he scored on an error in the eighth.

Video: CLE@CWS: Gomes comes home from second on error in 8th

“Extremely important,” Lindor said of the win. “These division games are very important for all of us, and we went down the last two nights. We just had to bounce back somehow, some way, and ended up winning today. That way we can now go home with a happy flight and feel comfortable with where we are in the season.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Happy anniversary: For Lindor, June 14 is a good day. On this day three years ago, Lindor made his Major League debut in a 1-for-2 pinch-hitting effort on his way to finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year Award voting. On Thursday, Lindor led off with a homer, sending Chicago starter Carlos Rodon‘s third pitch into the left-field stands.

“That’s one of the reasons I want to lead off, to get the team going,” Lindor said. “I try to do my best to score early and give the team the lead. Whether it’s a home run or a base hit where I end up scoring, it’s important. It tells the team that, ‘Alright, it’s time to go, we’ve got to win today.'”

The long ball was Lindor’s third leadoff homer this season and sixth in his career.

Video: CLE@CWS: Lindor belts his 15th homer to lead off game

SOUND SMART
Ramirez reached the milestone of 20 homers in just 257 at-bats this season. Last year, Ramirez did not hit his 20th home run until his 488th at-bat, which came on Aug. 28, 2017, against the Yankees.

Video: CLE@CWS: Ramirez gloves liner, doubles off Tilson

HE SAID IT
“I’m not a power hitter, I continue to say I’m not a power hitter. When I try to hit home runs, they don’t go out, and I slump. Whenever I stick to my game plan, which is line drives, they go out. And that’s how I know I’m not a power hitter. And Jose’s not a power hitter, either. He learned how to hit. He always knew how to hit, but he became better and he’s driving the ball. — Lindor, on whether he thinks teams are still surprised that he and Ramirez can hit home runs consistently

UP NEXT
The Indians return home to start a three-game series with Minnesota, starting Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Progressive Field. Corey Kluber (10-2, 1.99 ERA) takes the hill for the Indians coming off one of his best starts of the year. Kluber threw eight innings of two-run ball in Detroit on Sunday to earn his 10th win of the season. He’s gone six straight starts (41 1/3 innings) without walking a batter. The Twins will throw out right-hander Kyle Gibson (1-4, 3.45).

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

That particular philosophy can be applied to a group of players in the American League Central who struggled out of the gate, but have the wherewithal and track record to turn things around and help their respective teams in 2018. Some of those accomplished players already have begun making that change for the better.

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

That particular philosophy can be applied to a group of players in th Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale e American League Central who struggled out of the gate, but have the wherewithal and track record to turn things around and help their respective teams in 2018. Some of those accomplished players already have begun making that change for the better.

Here’s a look at one player on each team within the division looking to make the kind of solid contributions that teams have come to expect from them.

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Indians: Jason Kipnis
Despite a sluggish start for Kipnis, things have been looking up for the Indians’ second baseman of late. He was moved down in the lineup after posting a .171/.259/.250 slash line and striking out 39 times through his first 42 games. However, in his past 80 plate appearances spanning 20 games since May 19, Kipnis is hitting .256/.307/.415 with 19 punchouts and three homers.

After a 2-for-6 showing against the Astro Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap s on May 27, Kipnis said he had been working to make adjustments to his swing. The two-time All-Star and eight-year veteran’s track record also suggests he’s a historically slow starter — posting a career .221/.294/.334 slash line through 142 games in March and April. Kipnis, a career .264 hitter overall, also tends to heat up in the warmer months, especially in May, June and July.

As Kipnis’ bat continues to heat up, so does the rest of the HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  Tribe’s offense, which ranked first in Major League Baseball in May in runs (179), hits (287), doubles (68), slugging (.499) and OPS (.848).

Video: KC@OAK: Duffy strikes out 10 in 7 scoreless innings

Royals: Danny Duffy
On May 19, after getting rocked for seven hits and five runs through four innings, Duffy watched his ERA balloon to 6.88 — the worst in the Major Leagues among qualified starters.

Presumably the ace of the staff, Duffy was frustrated and out of answers. But Duffy finally may have found the solution that will turn his season around — commitment to his fastball. Duffy’s usage of his four-seamer had dipped below 40 percent this season (in 2012, by contrast, he used the four-seamer 65 percent of the time).

In his past four starts, Duffy has gone back to using the four-seamer nearly 50 percent of the time, and combined with his two-seamer, opponents were seeing hard stuff well over 60 percent of the time. And the results have been encouraging. In those four starts, Duffy posted a 2.10 ERA, with opponents hitting .202 against him. In his most recent outing Saturday against Oakland, Duffy threw seven shutout innings and struck out a season-high 10.

Video: CLE@DET: Fulmer tosses 7 innings of one-run ball

Tigers: Michael Fulmer
Fulmer has looked more like a mid-rotation starter than a staff ace this season after coming back from surgery to shift the ulnar nerve in his right elbow. While the Tigers and Fulmer believe he’s healthy, there’s also a belief he’s still getting back to his old pitching form.

Fulmer’s fastball is back to its past velocity after a sluggish start, and he’s getting a better grasp of a slider he retinkered in Spring Training for better movement. While his strikeout rate is on par with his AL Rookie of the Year Award campaign in 2016, his homer and walk rates are both up. If he can locate his sinker down in the strike zone and pair it with a high fastball, Fulmer believes he can drop the damage.

Video: MIN@NYY: Sano slugs 114.6-mph homer vs. the Yankees

Twins: Miguel Sano
Sano has struggled offensively this season, hitting .203/.270/.405 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 37 games. After Thursday’s game, the Twins optioned the slugger to Class A Advanced Fort Myers to improve his contact skills.

Sano has been hurt by strikeouts, as he’s fanned in a career-worst and Major League-worst 40.5 percent of his plate appearances. He’s also seen his walk rate dip to a career-worst 8.6 percent, as he’s had trouble with pitch recognition and laying off pitches outside the zone.

Sano, who was an All-Star just last season, was hurt this year by a strained left hamstring that forced him to miss nearly a month. He’s had trouble finding his timing since the injury, but with his strong track record offensively, the Twins believe he can turn it around. He has immense power, but he has to cut down on his strikeouts to be effective.

Video: CLE@CWS: Shields goes 7 strong innings of 1-run ball

White Sox: James Shields
Shields, 36, posted a 5.44 ERA with 28 strikeouts and 22 walks over his first 48 innings covering eight starts and one relief appearance. Since a loss to the Cubs on May 12, Shields has a more respectable 3.70 ERA over six starts, striking out 31 and walking 11 in 41 1/3 innings. He has lasted at least six innings in 10 straight starts.

Shields doesn’t have the same stuff he possessed when he was putting up past All-Star-caliber numbers. But he changes speeds effectively and drops down to different arm angles to throw off hitters. Shields began working that way in ’17, and he could become an important trade component for the rebuilding White Sox.

An honorable mention goes to Joakim Soria, 34, who blew a save in the home opener against the Tigers on April 5 and had a 5.65 ERA through his first 15 appearances. But in his past 12 games, covering 11 2/3 innings, Soria has not given up an earned run while notching 13 strikeouts with two walks and five hits allowed. He has gone 6-for-6 in saves during June.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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CHICAGO — Indians starter Trevor Bauer joined elite company Wednesday night. By striking out 12 White Sox hitters, Bauer became just the third pitcher in Cleveland history to whiff at least 10 in four straight starts, joining Hall of Famer Bob Feller and two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber.

However, Bauer was outdueled by White Sox starter Dylan Covey as Cleveland’s bats couldn’t come up with a big hit late in a 3-2 loss at Guaranteed Rate Field. Bauer gave up only four hits in 7 2/3 innings, but the Indians came up just short despite 14 knocks.

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CHICAGO — Indians starter Trevor Bauer joined elite company Wednesday night. By striking out 12 White Sox hitters, Bauer became just the third pitcher in Cleveland history to whiff at least 10 in four straight starts, joining Hall of Famer Bob Feller and two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber.

However, Bauer was outdueled by White Sox starter Dylan Covey as Cleveland’s bats couldn’t  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey come up with a big hit late in a 3-2 loss at Guaranteed Rate Field. Bauer gave up only four hits in 7 2/3 innings, but the Indians came up just short despite 14 knocks.

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Bauer, for his part, seemed unimpressed with his strikeout streak.

“What’s the record?” he asked when reporters brought it up. After no one knew the answer, Bauer continued, “It’ll mean something when I break it.”

The right-hander nearly threw a complete game in the loss, hurling 118 pitches and 80 strikes. Bauer said all of his pitches were working and he would not have changed the way he approached White Sox hitters.

“It’s not like I’m getting hit or anything,” Bauer said. “I’m missing a lot of bats, limiting contact, keeping the ball in the y HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ard, not walking many people. It was a great outing.”

The issue, as it was in Tuesday’s 5-1 loss, was the Indians’ offense. Cleveland tallied 10 more hits than the White Sox but left nine men on base and went just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

“We got our hits but couldn’t string enough together,” manager Terry Francona said. “[Covey] made some pitches. He sinks the ball really well, so you’re always a pitch away from getting that ground ball. I thought he pitched a pretty good game, we just couldn’t string enough hits today.”

Video: CLE@CWS: Bauer, Francona talk 3-2 loss to White Sox

Cleveland had a golden opportunity to take the lead in the eighth. Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley led off with singles, forcing Covey from the game to the delight of Indians hitters. After Jose Ramirez grounded out, Edwin Encarnacion and Yonder Jimmy Graham Jersey  Alonso then drove them home with a single and a double, respectively, off reliever Jace Fry.

Video: CLE@CWS: Encarnacion rips an RBI single in the 8th

The Indians likely could have tied the game on Alonso’s double, as Rajai Davis, who was pinch-running for Encarnacion, attempted to steal second on the RBI extra-base hit. Davis, however, couldn’t see exactly where the ball went as he rounded second, and was forced to stop at third, where he was stranded.

“I could hear it, but after that you don’t know what it is unless you take a peek in,” Davis said. “If you’re trying to be safe, you can’t be peeking in, especially in that time of the game. You can’t get thrown out, or I don’t wanna be thrown out, so I’m focused on one thing, that’s it.”

Video: CLE@CWS: Alonso grounds an RBI double in the 8th

“He picked it up right away,” Francona said. “It’s just the one place on the field that’s directly behind him, and he obviously scores if he sees it. It’s the one place where it’s probably impossible for him to see. It’s all the way over his right shoulder.”

With Davis on third and pinch-runner Erik Gonzalez on second for Alonso, Melky Cabrera came up with Cleveland trailing by just one run. But Cabrera struck out swinging and Jason Kipnis followed with another whiff, ending the threat.

Video: CLE@CWS: Fry strikes out Kipnis to end the frame

In the ninth, Cleveland put two men on again when pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall and Lindor both singled with one out. But Brantley grounded into a game-ending double play started by second baseman Yoan Moncada.

Video: CLE@CWS: Soria coaxes double play to notch the save

The Indians also left two runners on base in the first, fourth and sixth innings. In the fifth and seventh innings, Cleveland grounded into seldom-seen double plays, hitting sharp ground balls to first baseman Jose Abreu, who then threw to second in the fifth and third in the seventh for tag plays.

Video: CLE@CWS: Abreu turns clutch double play in the 7th

“It felt like we had good at-bats, people were on base, we just couldn’t come through,” Lindor said. “We either rolled over or tried to do too much.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
One for three: The eighth inning was not the only time Alonso came to bat with two men on. In the first inning, Brantley and Ramirez were in scoring position, and in the sixth, they were both on base again. However, Alonso struck out looking in the first and popped up weakly in the sixth.

Video: CLE@CWS: Covey fans Alonso to end the top of the 1st

SOUND SMART
Ramirez extended his on-base streak to 21 games with his first-inning single. Over the course of the streak, which began on May 22, Ramirez is hitting .291/.394/.620 with six home runs and 13 RBIs.

HE SAID IT
“He’s a good, young, developing pitcher. Coming into the game, you look at the OPS against, and it’s like [.575]. I mean, it’s not a huge sample yet because he’s a young kid, but he’s doing a good job against us.” — Francona, on Covey

UP NEXT
The Indians conclude their four-game series with the White Sox on Thursday at 2:10 p.m. ET as they send Mike Clevinger to the hill at Guaranteed Rate Field. Clevinger pitched a gem the last time he faced Chicago in a win on May 29, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out seven. Cleveland will face White Sox starter Carlos Rodon, who will be making his second start of the season following a shoulder injury.

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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CHICAGO — Bradley Zimmer was optioned to Triple-A Columbus last week to refocus on his offense, but now he faces a different kind of setback.

Zimmer hurt his right shoulder doing hitting drills at Columbus on Monday, Indians manager Terry Francona said before Wednesday’s game against the White Sox. Zimmer will rest for five days and will tentatively plan to resume baseball activities over the weekend.

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CHICAGO — Bradley Zimmer was optioned to Triple-A Columbus last week to refocus on his offense, but now he faces a different kind of setback.

Zimmer hurt his right shoulder doing hitting drills at Columbus on Monday, Indians manager Terry Francona said before Wednesday’s game against the White Sox. Zimmer will rest for five days and will tentatively plan to resume baseball activities over the weekend.

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“He was doing a drill, like a one arm drill and he aggravated his shoulder,” Francona said. “I was texting with him yesterday. He’s not worried about it, he just aggravated it doing it. It’s the lead shoulder, so he’ll be fine. He just has gotta go five days without doing anything.”

The Indians’ first-round Draft pick in 2014, Zimmer had struggled in 34 games with the Major League club this season. He hit .226/.281/.330 with only seven extra-base hits, and he struck out 44 times in 106 at-bats.

Zimmer also dealt with a rib bruise for a couple of weeks at the end of May. He was activated from the disabled list on June 1 before being optioned June 5 to make room for Lonnie Chisenhall.

Complicating the Indians’ outfield shuffle will be the activation of Brandon Guyer off the disabled list before Thursday’s finale in Chicago, “as long as he gets through [batting practice] OK,” Francona said. The Indians are having trouble deciding on a corresp HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey onding roster move, the manager added.

When asked who the Indians would send down, Francona responded, “There’s not one that just is sitting there and you go, ‘Yeah, I agree.'”

Miller throws bullpen session
Andrew Miller continued to work his way back from right knee inflammation, throwing another bullpen session before Wednesday’s game.

Miller has been sidelined since May 26 with this injury, and he spent time on the disabled list earlier this season with a strained left hamstring. Francona said Miller’s next step is to face hitters in live batting practice or simulated innings.

“He did well, he did real well, probably his best one yet,” Francona said. “When we get back home, we’ll see if he’s ready to face hitters.

“How he’s bouncing back is still the biggest challenge, but he’s building up, he’s doing a good job, so we’re making progress, which is good. I’d much rather have that happen than the other way.”

Miller has now thrown three bullpen sessions in the last six days — one in Detroit last Friday and one in Chicago on Monday. That Miller is able to rehab both his knee and any potential lingering tightness in his hamstring is a bonus, Francona said.

The left-hander is 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 14 1/3 innings this season, having walked 10 and struck out 23 hitters.

Indians sign 20 Draft picks
During Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to the White Sox, the Indians announced the signing of 20 of their 42 Draft picks.

Second-round pick Nick Sandlin, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Southern Mississippi drafted 67th overall, was the highest selection signed Wednesday. The slot value for the pick was $939,700.

The Indians inked six of their top 10 picks, but their top three selections — first-round pick Noah Naylor (29th overa Jimmy Graham Jersey ll), first-round compensation pick Ethan Hankins (35th) and competitive balance pick Lenny Torres (41st) — remain unsigned.

Cleveland signed its picks from Rounds 2-4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, 20-22, 24, 25, 27-29, 31 and 33.

Perez stuns with quick recovery
Catcher Roberto Perez impressed Francona with how quickly he recovered from being hit in the hand with a pitch Sunday.

The Indians were worried Perez might have had to spend time on the disabled list, as they recalled top prospect Francisco Mejia for a couple of days, but Perez was healthy enough to start Wednesday to catch Trevor Bauer.

Video: CLE@DET: Tigers challenge hit-by-pitch in 6th

“When I went out there to check on him, by the time he got to first that thing had turned purple,” Francona said. “You hate to be negative, but it sure looked like, and even the trainer was like, ‘There’s a decent chance there’s a  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale break there.’ So not only is it not broken, but he bounces back where he can play.”

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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CHICAGO — Jose Ramirez‘s strong season has earned him first-place honors at third base in the first American League update of the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot, released Tuesday.

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CHICAGO — Jose Ramirez‘s strong season has earned him first-place honors at third base in the first American League update of the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot, released Tuesday.

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Ramirez leads all AL third basemen with 443,234 votes, more than 200,000 votes ahead of Miguel Andujar of the Yankees (219,691 votes). The Astros’ Alex Bregman (180,911), the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre (121,403) and the Royals’ Mike Moustakas (112,150) round out the top five.

On the season, Ramirez sits near the top of many AL offensive categories. His 19 home runs are tied for third in MLB, his .608 slugging percentage ranks fourth, and his 4.3 fWAR ranks second behind only Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-St Custom Astros Jersey ar Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB Al Custom Mariners Jersey l-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Ramirez broke out last season, putting together a campaign goo Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey d enough to finish third in AL MVP Award voting. His .957 OPS and 29 home runs in 2017 were career highs, and his 56 doubles led MLB.

Ramirez has only continued to hit so far this season, well on pace to eclipse his home run total last season. He is one of only four players this season with an OPS above 1.000.

Several other Indians appeared in the top vote-getters at their respective positions. Francisco Lindor (211,756 votes) is second among shortstops, trailing only the Orioles’ Manny Machado (321,887). Michael Brantley (238,659) also ranked fourth among outfielders, but trails third-place Aaron Judge (541,983) of the Yankees.

Jason Kipnis ranked fifth among second baseman, which is led by Houston’s Jose Altuve, Edwin Encarnacion placed fifth among designated hitters, led by Boston’s J.D. Martinez, and Tyler Naquin ranked 15th among outfielders, led Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey  by Red Sox outfielder and overall voting leader Mookie Betts.

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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