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Nationals No. 1 prospect (No. 5 overall) Victor Robles had a 20th birthday to
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“We got off to a rough start tonight and got down a bunch, but he goes out and hits an opposite-field homer and then the triple,” Potomac manager Tripp Keister told MiLB.com. “When he hit it, you really didn’t think he’d get three out of it,
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The rest of the best performances from top prospects Friday:

• Gleyber Torres (Yankees’ No. 1, No. 2 overall) blasted a grand slam to help lift Double-A Trenton to a 6-0 win over Portland. It was Torres’ fifth homer in 30 games this season, and the 20-year-old shortstop is now slugging .513 Bo Jackson Jersey Raiders in his first taste of Double-A ball.

• Michael Kopech (White Sox No. 3, No. 13 overall) turned in another strong start, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings, walking two and
Men’s Mitchell and Ness Oakland Raiders 1987 Bo Jackson Authentic Throwback Black Jersey striking out eight for Double-A Birmingham in a 3-1 victory over Tennessee. The flamethrowing 21-year-old right-hander has racked up 59 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings pitched.

• Willie Calhoun (Dodgers’ No. 4, No. 74 overall) belted his third homer in as many games in Triple-A Oklahoma City’s 7-6 loss to El Paso. The 22-year-old second baseman is batting .319 with eight homers and a .570 slugging percentage Bo Jackson Jersey through 36 games.

Christin Stewart (Tigers’ No. 2) tied the Minor League lead in homers in grand fashion, blasting a grand slam for his 12th home run of the season in Double-A
Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey Erie’s 11-10 loss to Altoona. The 23-year-old outfielder has doubled his home run total from Double-A in 2016 in just 14 additional games this season.

• Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays’ No. 5) hit a walk-off homer in the 13th inning to send Triple-A Buffalo to a 7-5 win over Pawtucket. Tellez was 2-for-7 in the game, and the 22-year-old’s game-winning shot was his fourth homer of the season.

• Connor Sadzeck (Rangers’ No. 10) tossed eight strong frames for Double-A Frisco in a 2-1 loss to Corpus Christi. The 25-year-old right-hander yielded just one run on three hits, walking one and fanning nine in his best outing of the season, lowering his ERA by more than half a run in the process to 4.34.

• Yu-Cheng Chang (Indians’ No. 11) hit two solo homers for Double-A Akron in an 8-7 loss to Hartford. The 21-year-old infielder is hitting just .197 so far in 2017, but he now has nine homers in his first 33 games at the Double-A level.

• Scott Kingery (Phillies’ No. 11) had a huge game for Double-A Reading, hitting a two-run homer in the fourth inning and then a walk-off shot in the 10th for a 7-6 victory over New Hampshire. The 23-year-old second baseman, selected by
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• Tony Santillan (Reds’ No. 14) flirted with perfection for Class A Dayton. TWalter Payton Throwback Jerseyhe right-hander cruised through six innings without allowing a baserunner before finally giving up a pair of harmless singles with one out in the seventh. Santillan erased both and ended the night with a line of seven innings, five strikeouts and just the two hits allowed. A second-round pick in 2015, the 20-year-old now holds a 2.76 ERA in nine starts this year after posting a 5.19 mark across two levels last season and a 5.03 ERA in his
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Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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CLEVELAND — The Indians’ rotation problems have been perplexing. There are an assortment Bo Jackson Jersey of areas in which the starters have been among the most dominant in the American League, but the results have betrayed the kind of picture painted by the numbers.

Over the course of a season, many of the problematic categories will likely correct themselves, given how strong Cleveland’s staff has been in terms of
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Francona said he and pitching coach Mickey Callaway plan on meeting with the group during the upcoming series in Houston.

“We have to make it correct itself,” Francona said. “We need to make it. I don’t know that [things will improve] just by showing up and saying, ‘Well, it’s a new Men’s Nike Custom Made Oakland Raiders Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale day.’ That’s a good way to start, but we need to do some things better.”

What’s going right

Even without ace Corey Kluber at the moment — he is working his way back from a lower-back strain — the Indians rate as one of the best groups in the AL at missing bats.

Entering Thursday’s team off-day, the Indians led the AL in strikeout percentage (26.1) and ranked second in strikeouts per nine innings (9.8), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.4) and strikeouts-minus-walk percentage (18.3), per FanGraphs. The 75.2 contact percentage allowed by Cleveland’s starters is second in the AL, and the Men’s Mitchell and Ness Oakland Raiders 1987 Bo Jackson Authentic Throwback Black Jersey 11.3-percent swinging-strike rate is third.

“Obviously, all of them have really good stuff,” Callaway said. “Some of the numbers show that.”MLB Now: Indians’ staff MLB Now breaks down the Indians’ rotation, bullpenRod Allen joins MLB Now to break down the state of the Indians’ rotation and the team’s bullpen getting a lot of work early in the season

According to Fangraphs’ version of WAR, the Tribe’s rotation rates as the fourth-best staff in the AL at 3.1 through 39 games. The rotation ranked fourth in Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey Fielding Independent Pitching (4.01) and first in Expected FIP (3.40) — the latter being a predictive run-prevention metric.

These numbers seemingly show that the Indians’ rotation has been successful across the board, especially when it comes to taking care of elements within a pitcher’s control. The problem is that the results haven’t followed suit. Aside from Carlos Carrasco (2.60 ERA), the four main starters — Kluber (5.06), Danny Salazar (5.66), Josh Tomlin (6.86) and Trevor Bauer (6.92) — have turned in bloated ERAs to date.

“We really need to simplify things,” Callaway said. “Start pitching to our strengths a little bit more and make sure we navigate lineups the right way.”

What’s going wrong

Salazar’s performance against the Rays on Tuesday provided a five Custom Raiders Jersey inning summation of the Tribe’s rotation this season. The right-hander struck out nine batters, but he also surrendered four home runs. On the night, Cleveland’s pitchers piled up 16 whiffs and gave up five homers.

“You just don’t see it very often,” Callaway said. “Sometimes Walter Payton Throwback Jersey, we’re like, ‘What’s going on here? How do we fix this?’ It’s something that, we need to do a better job as a starting staff right now. It’s something that we’ll work on and talk about and try to figure out the reasons those things are happening and go from there.”

When the Indians’ starters are not missing bats, hitters are doing a surplus of damage.

According to Statcast™, Cleveland’s pitching staff is allowing a .961 slugging percentage on balls in play deemed fly balls. That ranks 14th in the AL and 28th in the Majors, which has an .836 SLG on fly balls. The 18.2-percent home run-per-fly ball ratio turned in by the Tribe’s rotation ranks 14th in the AL, too. The starting staff is 12th in the AL with 16.7 percent of its hits allowed being homers.
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The result has been 18 losses for the rotation (14th in the AL) and a 5.15 ERA (15th).

Tomlin said there are no excuses for what has been happening.

“It’s disappointing to see,” Tomlin said. “We’ve got to do a better job as a unit. There’s no sugarcoating it. There’s no, ‘It’s early,’ or anything like that. It’s, ‘We need to do a better job from top to bottom.’ We’ve had some guys that have
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Indians’ Joe Montana and Jerry Rice Jerseys homer

HOUSTON — The Indians have been looking for Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion to bust out of Joe Montana Jersey slumps. And for Encarnacion, ending his season-long slump would be welcome news for the Indians.

In Cleveland’s 5-3 win over the Astros on Friday, both Kipnis and Encarnacion homered off Houston starter Charlie Morton, as did Lonnie Chisenhall.

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Kipnis, who began the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, entered Friday hitting .205 with two home runs. Encarnacion, who signed a three-contract with Cleveland in January after hitting at least 34 home runs in each of the last five seasons, entered the game hitting .203 with six home runs.

Indians manager Terry Francona is hoping Friday’s production will become more frequent as the Tribe remains in the thick of the American League Central race.

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“When you have your leadoff hitter Joe Montana Jersey Mitchell and Ness[Kipnis] and cleanup hitter [Encarnacion, the No. 5 hitter Friday] starting to heat up, generally the guys around them get better, too,” Francona said.

Encarnacion’s two-run homer in the top of the fourth tied the game, 2-2. An inning later, Kipnis’ leadoff homer staked Trevor Bauer to a 3-2 lead.

“Everybody here is waiting to find Jerry Rice Jersey that moment where they can get their timing right and do what we can do to help the team like we did today,” Encarnacion said.

Kipnis went 2-for-5, with a single in the third inning.

“Kip’s been one of our best players,” Francona said. “He didn’t have a lot of at-bats coming in because he was hurt. He’s getting closer and closer, he’s starting to feel it, and when he hits, he can do some damage, which is good. We’ve moved him to leadoff and he’s done well there.”

Encarnacion’s homer scored Carlos Santana, who led off with a four-pitch walk. Encarnacion’s line drive to left field into the Crawford Boxes left the bat at 100 mph and was projected to travel 356 feet by Statcast™ with a launch angle of 23 degrees.

Kipnis’ homer to right-center traveled an estimated 384 feet. It left the Jerry Rice 75th Anniversary Jersey bat at 102 mph with a launch angle of 23 degrees.

The homers benefited Bauer, who became the first pitcher to win each of his first seven starts against the Astros.

“Pitching from behind is really tough, so evening the game up, it’s easier to go out there and keep attacking,” Bauer said. “We had some momentum there, and I went out there and Custom 49ers Jersey had my shortest inning [11 pitches] of the night.

“When you can stack those two things together, it’s good, get our offensive guys back out feeling good. That was a big sequence in the game.”

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com based in Houston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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HOUSTON — Even when Indians starter Trevor Bauer isn’t at his best, he finds a
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Bauer beat Jerry Rice Jersey the Astros for the seventh time in seven career starts against them, and the Indians backed him with three homers to snap Houston’s four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Bauer (4-4) struck out a season-high nine batters in 5 2/3 innings and held the Astros to three runs and five hits. Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Houston starter Charlie Morton (5-3) to tie the game at 2, and Jason
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Kipnis, Encarnacion show signs of heating up
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The Indians’ bullpen trio of Bryan Shaw, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combined to throw 3 1/3 perfect innings to close it out. Bauer improved to 7-0 with a 2.89 ERA when facing the Astros.

“I happen to be on a good run, I’ll enjoy it while it goes my way,” Bauer said. “It’ll turn around at some point. It’s not always going to be that way.”

“We Joe Montana Jersey make him work,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “We make him throw a lot of pitches. We seem to get to him, stagger him a little bit, and then he just makes pitches and he’s able to get out of it. … He lives by the ‘bend but don’t break’ [rule] against us.

“I know his overall numbers are not where he normally is, but against us he’s been really tough. … He’s certainly had his run of good games against us. But I feel like every time we face him, we’re on the brink of breaking through with a big inning. We just haven’t been able to.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Chisenhall’s homer clutch: Morton retired Jose Ramirez to start the sixth and got ahead of Chisenhall with two strikes before the right fielder took him deep on an 0-2 pitch to put the Indians ahead, 4-2. That was Chisenhall’s third homer in his last five games. He added a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning that pushed Cleveland’s lead to 5-3.

Morton ‘out of sync’ in 5 1/3 innings

Fantastic Frankie: Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor came up with one of his
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“Frankie plays a really good shortstop,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “He’s athletic. There’s some good ones but he’s right up there. That was a heck of a play.”Lindor’s amazing spinning throw CLE@HOU: Lindor makes a spinning throw to nab AltuveFrancisco Lindor lunges to field a hard grounder up the middle, then makes a tough spinning throw to first in time to retire Jose Altuve

WHAT’S NEXT
Indians: Right-hander Mike Clevinger makes his third start of the season and will be pitching on only three days’ rest after going one-third of an inning in relief versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday. He made one start against Houston last September, lasting only 1 2/3 innings in a 6-2 home loss.

Astros: Mike Fiers, tied for the MLB lead with 16 home runs allowed, will make his eighth start of the season but only his third at home. The right-hander won his first two career starts against Cleveland, but did not record a decision in his April 27 start against the Indians at Progressive Field.

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Mike Clevinger flirts with no-hitter in win

HOUSTON — Mike Clevinger’s teammates circled him on the mound and offered congratulations with taps on the chest and words of encouragement when they saw Indians manager Terry Francona head their way.

Moments later, Clevinger handed the baseball to his skipper, offi Jerry Rice Jersey cially ending his best day in the big leagues and one that offered a glimpse of the pitcher the Indians believe the 26-year-old right-hander can be.

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He changed Jerry Rice 75th Anniversary Jersey speeds, threw strikes and remained aggressive in tossing seven-plus shutout innings as the Indians beat the Astros, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

Sometimes, the game is just that simple. As Astros outfielder Josh Reddick said, “You just tip your cap to him and move on to the next day. We couldn’t figure him out.”

“He was terrific,” Francona said. “You see a young pitcher come up and do something like that, and it makes that glass look a lot more than half full. He has this in him. There’s a lot to like.”

Clevinger flirted with a very special afternoon, no-hitting the Astros through six innings before Jose Altuve led off the bottom of the seventh with a single. Clevinger allowed only one more hit, a leadoff single by Evan Gattis in the eighth.

No-hitter anyone?

“It was in my mind,” Clevinger said. “You see a zero up there with this kind of ball team. It’s something you notice.”

In the end, though, he gave the Indians exactly what they needed.

“He had a plan, and he executed it,” Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor said. “He
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With Indians ace Corey Kluber on the disabled list at least another week or two rehabbing a sore back, Clevinger was given an opportunity Joe Montana Jersey Mitchell and Ness to prove himself. In his first two starts, he walked nine in 10 total innings.

On Saturday, though, he took a step in the right direction, and so did the Indians. Clevinger worked hard on his stamina in the offseason, gaining 17 pounds to do
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As for throwing strikes, that’s something he’ll have to do if he hopes to contribute to whatever the Indians accomplish in this season of high expectations.

“Staying aggressive with two strikes,” he said. “I think that was the biggest key. It was more about trusting my stuff even with two strikes in the zone.”

Francona called a meeting of his starting pitchers on Friday afternoon, and as
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Clevinger opened the game by striking out George Springer on a 92-mph fastball. He established his off-speed stuff early in the game as well, eventually getting four of his eight strikeouts on off-speed pitches and two on sliders.

“He did a great job today,” Astros DH Carlos Beltran said. “He was able to locate pitches for a strike. The changeup was a good one, and he was spotting in and out. He basically kept us off-balance until Altuve got the hit.”

These victories matter to the Indians in a larger sense. In a season challenged by injuries, slumps and a hiccup or two, they arrived at Minute Maid Park on Friday a game above .500 at 20-19.

But they’ve beaten the Astros, the team with the best record in baseball at 29-14, twice. And in 18 innings, they’ve held baseball’s second-highest scoring offense to three runs.

“We’re not off to the start we think we’re capable of,” Indians reliever Andrew Miller said, “and this [Houston] team is as good as there is in baseball. If we accomplish what we think we can, we’re going to have to see ’em again. They’re that good.”

In the visitors’ clubhouse, Clevinger refused to bite on this being any kind of larger personal statement for himself. This season is about something more.
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“This is the Cleveland Indians making a statement,” he said. “We might have hit a little lull, but we’re a good ball team and we’re a team to still look out for.”

Richard Justice has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2011. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @RichardJustice. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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HOUSTON — Austin Jackson had no setbacks in Friday Jerry Rice Jersey rehab assignment for Triple-A Columbus, going 1-for-3 with a two-run home run at Louisville.

Jackson is on the 10-day disabled list with a right big toe hyperextension; the center fielder Joe Montana Jersey Mitchell and Ness was placed on the DL on May 2.

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“When a guy is rehabbing his toe or leg, you don’t change the time frame because a guy hits a home run,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “What’s more important now is he gets his at-bats and he feels healthy. That’s the big thing.”

Beginning his rehab assignment Jerry Rice 75th Anniversary Jersey Friday, Jackson got his planned three at-bats as the designated hitter. Jackson is scheduled to play again for Columbus on Sunday and Tuesday.

“Then we’ll re-evaluate after that,” Francona said.

A career .272 hitter in his eighth season in the Majors, Jackson is hitting .273 (9-for-33) in 12 games for Cleveland this season.

Jackson, who has also played in the Majors for the Tigers, Mariners, Cubs and White Sox, was signed by Cleveland to a free agent Minor League contract in January. The 30-year-old has appeared in 40 postseason games with the Tigers Custom 49ers Jersey and Cubs, and he led the American League in triples with Detroit in 2011 (11) and 2012 (10).

In 2010, the right-handed-hitting Jackson was the American League Rookie of the Year runner-up to Rangers Joe Montana Jersey Neftali Feliz.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com based in Houston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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HOUSTON — Between what are two seemingly sure-fire American League postseason contenders, the Derek Newton Jersey Indians stole a second series win against the Astros with a 3-0 victory Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Behind seven-plus shutout innings from starter Mike Clevinger, Cleveland (22-19) earned its fourth straight win against Houston (29-14); Clevinger didn’t allow a hit until Jose Altuve’s leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh. Cleveland has handed the Astros two of their three series losses this season.

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“He was terrific,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “They present so many challenges as a lineup, and he continued to make pitches.”

Clevinger struck out a career-high eight batters and also bested his previous career high of innings Jadeveon Clowney Jersey pitched (5 2/3 innings twice). He set down the first 10 batters he faced, including five by strikeout.

“He obviously did a good job with a lot of things,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “We had a lot of swings and misses today. We had a lot of balls on the ground. We didn’t really hit a ton of balls hard most of the game. … He had a little bit of everything, and we couldn’t solve him.”

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Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall backed Clevinger’s two-hit day with a solo home run — his sixth this season and fourth in six games — measuring 446 feet to right-center field, according to Statcast™, while Jason Kipnis added an RBI single and Carlos Santana had a late RBI double. The Astros, meanwhile, finished with three hits.

Astros starter Mike Fiers allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk over six innings, J.J.Watt Jersey with three K’s.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Reddick from right: Josh Reddick tacked on his second outfield assist in the second inning, preventing the Indians from adding a second run in the inning by throwing out Yan Gomes at the plate on Kipnis’ inning-ending single. It was the Astros’ ninth outfield assist this season.

Lonnie’s long ball: For the second consecutive game against the Astros, Chisenhall lifted a home run over the right-field wall, taking Fiers deep in the fourth inning for a 2-0 lead on a blast that was projected to travel 446 feet, according to Statcast™. Four of Chisenhall’s six homers this season have been solo shots, and he is hitting .368 with four long balls and eight RBIs in his last six games.

QUOTABLE
“He was dotting the ball down and away. His fastball was consistent. He was using that slider behind in the count very well. He did a great job. Sometimes you have to give credit to a pitcher, and today was one of those days.”
— Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, on Clevinger

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
• Clevinger was attempting to become the first Indians pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game in 1981, a 3-0 win over Toronto. Clevinger was also trying for the Indians’ first road no-hitter since 1948, when Bob Lemon threw one in Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0.

• The Indians have won nine of 11 games against the AL West this season. They are 13-17 against the rest of the Majors.

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In the bottom of the sixth, Reddick was initially called safe stealing second before Cleveland’s challenge overturned the tag play and ended the inning.

WHAT’S NEXT
Indians: Danny Salazar is set for his ninth start of the season and sixth on the road as the Tribe plays the series finale in Houston on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. ET. Salazar has had success against the Astros, giving up only three earned runs over 18 1/3 innings in his career. However, the right-hander gave up four homers to the Rays in his last start.

Astros: Joe Musgrove will be making his 19th career start, and Sunday will be the right-hander’s fifth career day-game start when the Astros host the Indians at 1:10 p.m. CT at Minute Maid Park. In the previous four day games, he’s 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA.

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Christian Boutwell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Indians on Saturday.

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HOUSTON — Lonnie Chisenhall home Derek Newton Jersey for a second straight game in the Indians’ 3-0 victory over the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

The left-handed-hitting Chisenhall Lamar Miller Jersey has homered in consecutive games for the third time this season; all six of his homers have come in pairs.

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When he gets hot, he gets hot.

“I’m sure confidence plays a big factor,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.

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In Saturday’s win, Chisenhall’s fourth-inning solo shot to right field off Houston starter Mike Fiers gave Cleveland a 2-0 lead to back Indians starter Mike Clevinger, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning.

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Chisenhall singled in the second and came around to score the game’s first run on Jason Kipnis’ single, and finished the Jaelen Strong Jersey day 2-for-4 with two runs.

“He’s done a good job, and not just the last two games. He has given us a lift since the day he came back,” Francona said. “He’s been doing a good job for us.”

Chisenhall began the season on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. After rehabbing at Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, he returned April 13.

In his last six games, the Indians outfielder has four home runs and eight RBIs, batting .368 (7-for-19) in that span.

“I think he’s just taken his normal approach, and he’s getting a good pitch to hit,” Francona said. “When you got an OPS around .900, you are going to have some RBIs.”

His home run Saturday was measured at 446 feet with an exit velocity of 107 mph. The launch angle was 24 degrees.

Chisenhall, who Jadeveon Clowney Jersey played right field Saturday, has played 18 games in center field and four games in right this season.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com based in Houston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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The Ohio Cup is up for grabs starting Monday as the Indians travel to Great American Ball Park to take on the Jadeveon Clowney Jersey Reds for two games before heading over to Progressive Field to finish the home-and-home series. Cincinnati has won 11 of the 19 Ohio Cup series, but Cleveland has dominated it of late, winning nine of the last 10 games between the two clubs.

Scott Feldman (2-4, 4.29 ERA) will start for the Reds, but he is no stranger to the Indians. He’s started six career games against Cleveland, going 2-3 with a 2.72 ERA in those starts while holding the Tribe to a .224 average.

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On the hill for the Indians C.J.Fiedorowicz Jersey will be Josh Tomlin (2-5, 6.86 ERA), who will be a welcome sight for Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart. In 12 career plate appearances against the right-hander, Cozart has hit .636 DeAndre Hopkins Jersey and picked up three extra-base hits.

Things to know

• Cozart will likely return to the Reds’ lineup Alfred Blue Jersey after an off-day Sunday. The shortstop has been dealing with a left wrist ailment over the past month and a half, but it hasn’t slowed him down. Cozart leads Cincinnati in batting average (.351), slugging (.595) and on-base percentage (.432) in 2017.

• Cleveland had lost three series in a row before sweeping the Astros — who hold the best record in baseball — in Braxton Miller Jersey a three Brian Cushing Jersey-game set over the weekend. The Indians have dropped four of their last six series overall, but are still in the mix at the top of the American League Central.

Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Here’s a look at top prospects to watch in today’s Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Francisco Mejia (Indians’ No. 2), Akron vs. Altoona (6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

The No. 35 overall prospect is making his presence felt in his return from the disabled list. Mejia went 2-4 with a homer in his first day back on Saturday and then went deep again Sunday. The C.J. Fiedorowicz Jersey 21-year-old is 3-for-6 with a double, two homers and three RBIs over the past two games and is slashing .307/.344/.534 through his first 23 games at the Double-A level.

Pitcher to watch: Marcos Molina (Mets’ No. 13), St. Lucie vs. Bradenton (6:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Molina took the ball for the first time in a Minor League game since Aug. 17, 2015 on Tuesday and threw four innings of one-run ball. After missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery, Molina threw 16 2/3 innings in the Arizona Fall League but was hampered again with a lat strain in Spring Training. The 22-year-old appeared to be on a fast track prior to the injuries, and his return to health should be exciting for the Mets and their Brian Cushing Jersey fans.

Duel of the Day: Travis Lakins (Red Sox’s No. 7) vs. Conner Greene (Blue Jays’ No. 6), Portland vs. New Hampshire (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Lakins began the season with seven strong starts for Class A Advanced Salem (5-0, 2.61 ERA) and earned a promotion to Double-A. The 22-year-old was roughed up in his debut at that level, giving up five earned runs in just 1 2/3 innings. The outing was easily the worst of the season for Lakins, who will look to get back on track against New Hampshire.

Greene, like Lakins, struggled a bit in his prior start, giving up four earned runs in five innings. The 22-year-old had given up just one earned run in each of his prior two outings. Greene has a solid Braxton Miller Jersey arsenal of pitches but has struggled with command at times, resulting in a 3.69 ERA through 46 1/3 innings this season.

Monday’s Top 100 prospect probables
No. 42 overall Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers’ No. 2), Rancho Cucamonga vs. Visalia (10:05 p.m. ET)
No. 49 overall Yohander Mendez (Rangers’ No. 2), Frisco vs. Corpus Christi (12:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 61 overall A.J. Puk (Athletics’ No. 2), Stockton vs. Lake Elsinore (10:10 p.m. ET)
No. 71 overall Justus Sheffield (Yankees’ No. 6), Trenton vs. Reading (7:00 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 95 overall Max Fried (Braves’ No. 8), Mississippi vs. Jacksonville (11:05 a.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Chase De Jong (Mariners’ No. 13), Tacoma vs. Iowa (Triple-A)
John Gant (Cardinals’ No. 21), Memphis vs. Fresno (Triple-A)
Eric Skoglund (Royals’ No. 3), Omaha vs. Reno (Triple-A)
Daniel Gossett (Athletics’ No. 5), Nashville vs. Sacramento (Triple-A)
Jack Flaherty (Cardinals’ No. 8), Springfield vs. Northwest Arkansas (Double-A)
Andrew Suarez (Giants’ No. 10), Richmond vs. Binghamton (Double-A)
David Hess (Orioles’ No. 22), Bowie vs. Hartford (Double-A)
Jake Jewell (Angels’ No. 27), Mobile vs. Pensacola (Double-A)
Thomas Hatch (Cubs’ No. 11), Myrtle Beach vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Roniel Raudes (Red Sox’s No. 5), Salem vs. Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced)
Junior Fernandez (Cardinals’ No. 10), Palm Beach vs. Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers’ No. 14), Lakeland vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Taylor Hearn (Pirates’ No. 11), Bradenton vs. St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Taylor Widener (Yankees’ No. 28), Tampa vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Kodi Medeiros (Brewers’ No. 18), Carolina vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Zach Thompson (White Sox No. 29), Winston-Salem vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
A.J. Puckett (Royals’ No. 10), Wilmington vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Keegan Akin (Orioles No. 5), Frederick vs. Wilmington (Class A Advanced)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies’ No. 5), Clearwater vs. Florida (Class A Advanced)
Drew Harrington (Braves’ No. 25), Florida vs. Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Pablo Lopez (Mariners’ No. 24), Mod Alfred Blue Jersey vs. San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Logan Allen (Padres’ No. 17), Fort Wayne vs. West Michigan (Class A)
Jordan Humphreys (Mets’ No. 29), Columbia vs. Charleston (Class A)
Bernardo Flores (White Sox No. 18), Kannapolis vs. Greenville (Class A)
Brady Aiken (Indians’ No. 5), Lake County vs. Lansing (Class A)
Bryse Wilson (Braves’ No. 24), Rome vs. Asheville (Class A)
Curtis Taylor (D-backs’ No. 12), Kane County vs. Burlington (Class A)

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.