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CLEVELAND — In a pitchers’ duel between Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy and Indians ace Corey Kluber, Enrique Hernandez’s pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth off Indians reliever Andrew Miller proved to be the difference as the Dodgers topped the Indians, 6-4, on Wednesday at Progressive Field for their sixth straight win.

Hernandez’s home run off Miller marked the second consecutive game that the Indians lefty had allowed a home run. Miller gave up the go-ahead home run to Cody Bellinger in Tuesday’s Dodgers victory, the first homer he had allowed all year. After the home run, Los Angeles went on to score three more runs in the eighth following a crucial mental mistake by Indians second baseman Erik Gonzalez.

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“Kiké’s had some really good at-bats lately,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “His work and the preparation, and for that to get rewarded and pick us up with a huge hit tonight was great. Miller’s obviously one of the best in baseball, and to see what we did against him last night, for him to come back out there tonight, Kiké put a good swing on a pretty good pitch. I tip my hat to him.”

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Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez broke out of an 0-for-13 slump and tied the game at 2 with a solo home run off reliever Josh Fields in the seventh — Ramirez’s ninth of the season. Michael Brantley finished with two RBIs — a
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Despite the game starting 50 minutes late due to a rain delay, neither starter let the wait hold them back. McCarthy held the Indians to one run on three hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision. Although he didn’t strike anyone out, he recorded seven groundouts and five flyouts.

“It was something else,” McCarthy said. “I couldn’t strike anybody out. I couldn’t command my pitches. I couldn’t get them to move the way I wanted them to. … It felt like there were 10 pitches that I actually executed. I was just like, ‘Did a family member die and look over me? Why am I getting so lucky?’ I just couldn’t really execute completely, and they just kept hitting it at people, which is good.”

Kluber went seven strong innings and tied a season high with 10 strikeouts — his 27th career double-digit-strikeout performance. He allowed two runs on four hits and one walk en route to a no-decision.
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“Good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Kluber’s outing. “They kind of scratched those two runs. One’s on a swinging bunt and the other one’s a first and third that we didn’t execute very well. Boy, then he kind of beared down. We
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Dodgers pull off double-steal: After Kluber walked Yasmani Grandal and gave up a double to Chris Taylor in the second, the Dodgers scored the first run of the ballgame thanks to a two-out infield single by Joc Pederson. With runners at the corners and Yasiel Puig at the plate, the Dodgers sent Pederson to steal, resulting in Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey Indians catcher Yan Gomes throwing to second. When Gomes made the throw, Taylor broke for home from third. Gonzalez cut off Gomes’ throw and threw back home, but Taylor slid in safely to beat the throw.Custom Jets Jersey

“[Kluber’s] tough,” Roberts said. “For us, where we were at, I thought it was worth a chance to try to steal a run. … I thought that we had a chance to potentially get a guy on second and third with [Chase Utley] up and two outs. But I just felt that after getting one, to push another across could be the difference in the game.”

Escape artist: McCarthy was cruising until he reached the sixth inning and gave
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The Dodgers challenged a third-inning call that Zimmer was safe at first on a throw from McCarthy. The crew overturned the call, ruling that Bellinger picked the ball before Zimmer touched the bag, which gave the Dodgers their 15th successful challenge in 19 attempts this season.

When Grandal grounded into what appeared to be an inning-ending, 6-4-3 double play in the top of the eighth with the bases loaded, the Dodgers opted to use their second challenge of the night. They challenged the call at second, Gonzalez never touched the bag to retire Bellinger before throwing Grandal out at first. After a review, the call was overturned. Bellinger was ruled safe at second, allowing Corey Seager to score. The Dodgers went on to score two more
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“It’s obviously a huge play,” Francona said. “In the Minor Leagues, they don’t have replay. So I think guys can get a little bit — I don’t want Customized New York Jets Jersey to say lackadaisical, that’s not the right word — but maybe careless in their footwork. I was surprised the umpire actually called him out to begin with. Even when they went to replay, it was pretty obvious that he was off there pretty good.”

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With his fifth-inning strikeout of Puig, Kluber became the fastest Indians pitcher to reach 1,000 strikeouts (148 games). The previous Indians record was held by Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who reached 1,000 strikeouts in 167 games. Kluber is the 11th pitcher in Cleveland history to strike out 1,000 in an Indians uniform.

“It is a cool achievement,” Kluber said. “To be mentioned with Bob Feller is very humbling. I think it is probably something I’ll come to appreciate more as time goes on.”

In addition, Kluber is only the seventh pitcher in MLB history to reach 1,000 strikeouts by their 150th career appearance. He joins Kerry Wood (134 games), Tim Lincecum (136 games), Roger Clemens (143 games), Stephen Strasburg (144 games), Dwight Gooden (145 games) and Hideo Nomo (147 games) as the only pitchers to do so.

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“I don’t know about shocking. I think he’s human. I think he has been so good, like incredibly good. … He’ll be fine. He threw a fastball that was probably a ball off the plate. A really good hitter against left-hand pitching got the barrel to it and it carried out.” — Francona, on Miller giving up another home run

WHAT’S NEXT
Dodgers: Left-hander Rich HilCustomized New Orleans Saints Jerseyl will take the mound against his former team as the Indians and Dodgers wrap up their three-game series at 9:10 a.m. PT at Progressive Field. Hill has yet to pitch into the sixth inning in any of his seven starts this season, but he’s given up more than two earned runs in a start just once.

Indians: Josh Tomlin will take the mound in Thursday’s series finale against the Dodgers at 12:10 p.m. ET at Progressive Field. The right-hander will look to bounce back after a rough outing against the White Sox on Saturday, in which he allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland and covered the Indians on Wednesday.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland and covered the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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Without 1st-round pick, Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey Indians lean on scouts

CLEVELAND — The MLB Draft is always about the players in the end, but the lack of a first-round pick this year made the preparation much different for the Indians. In that way, Brad Grant, Cleveland’s senior director of amateur scouting,
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Rather than having a team of scouts dedicated to getting as much information as possible on first-round talent, the Indians were able to spread their evaluators more evenly, getting multiple Custom Saints Jersey looks at players in the Draft’s deeper rounds. That created a heightened sense of conviction among the scouts, who could strongly pair their opinions with the data.

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“Our decision-making process kind of removes bias and emotion,” Grant said after the Draft concluded Wednesday. “Because we had so many looks, because we were able to layer on so much more information, it felt like their voice and value came out even more this year.”

• Indians nab speedy outfield in Holmes

The Indians’ top pick of the Draft was second-rounder Quentin Holmes, a fleet-footed outfielder from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens, N.Y. Cleveland took prep stars with its top three selections, but finished with a
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• Day 2 highlighted by Rodriguez

The Indians forfeited their first-round pick as part of the signing of free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60-million contract during the winter.

The Indians waited until the seventh round to grab an arm, picking left-hander Kirk McCarty out of the University of Southern Mississippi. The Tribe ended with 21 position players and 19 pitchers, including 13 arms from the college ranks. Cleveland did not take a prep pitcher until the 11th round, when it picked lefty Matthew Turner out of Miami Palmetto Senior High School.

Turner was the Tribe’s first selection on the Custom Jets Jersey Draft’s third and final day, which covered rounds 11 Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey -40.

“Turner was the guy that we wanted to make sure we got,” Grant said. “We built a really strong relationship with his family before. He’s a big high-upside left-hander. I’m not sure how many other teams were on him, but because of the relationship that we built with him, he was the one that we targeted and made sure we got.”

• Tribe pleased to get Freeman at No. 71

Establishing relationships — one of the jobs of an area scout — played a big role in
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As an example, 12th-rounder Dante Mendoza (a cousin of Orioles closer Zach Britton) played for an Indians’ summer ball team in Jupiter, Fla., last year and got to know members of the organization. Mendoza, who is a pitcher out of Torrance High School in California, also built a strong rapport with area scout Carlos Muniz. Those connections helped lead to him being picked by Cleveland.

• Indians take ‘throwback’ Clement

The Indians’ 35th-rounder, righty Spencer Strider of the Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.), was taken not only for his promise, but because the Indians learned that his parents grew up in Cleveland. He attended all of the team’s World Series games last fall.

Along those same lines, the Indians used their picks in the 31st and 35th round, respectively, on lefty Asa Lacy (ranked 124th on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 Draft prospects list) and outfielder Cole Turney (No. 182). Both players are expected to head to college, but Cleveland selected them in part to form a relationship potentially for down the road.

“Day 3 is really for our scouts,” Grant said. “It’s those guys that they really know well, and it’s those guys that they have strong feelings for, they are the ones that we’ve targeted. And usually, we’ve had a lot of success at being able to find guys back there.”

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians option Mike Custom Ravens Jersey Clevinger to Triple-A

DENVER — A trio of off-days in a short period of time has given the Indians some flexibility with their pitching staff, contributing to the decision to send starter Mike Clevinger to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday morning.

Prior to Cleveland’s Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey game against the Rockies, Clevinger was optioned to Columbus and lefty reliever Kyle Crockett was recalled from Customized Minnesota Vikings Jersey the same affiliate. Crockett’s arrival gives manager Terry Francona three lefties (joining Andre Men’s Nike Custom Made Philadelphia Eagles Elite Midnight Green Team Color NFL Jersey Sale Miller and Boone Logan) in an eight-man bullpen.

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Thanks to three off-days in an eight-day span, the Indians do not require a fifth
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“We talked to him last night,” said Francona, referring to Clevinger. “He knows he’s going to start one of those games in Minnesota — the doubleheader. So he’ll pitch once in-between in Columbus, and we’ll figure out how much he should pitch. We talked to him last night about Custom Eagles Jersey making sure he attacks the zone like he can.”

Clevinger will be eligible to be recalled for the June 17 games, and it’s possible that righty Danny Salazar (10-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness) might be ready to be activated for that twin bill as well.

“We haven’t ruled that out, but also, we need Danny for Custom Vikings Jersey now, for later,” Francona said. “So for one game, I think we want to make sure that he’s raring to go. And if he is, good.”

Clevinger (2-3, 4.09 ERA in seven games with Cleveland) started on Tuesday and allowed five runs on four hits in four innings against the Rockies.

Crockett, 25, has spent the entire season with Triple-A Columbus, posting a 1.85 ERA in 21 appearances (24 1/3 innings) and holding lefty batters to a .150 (6-for-40) average. Crockett had stints with the Indians in each of the past three
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“He’s been doing pretty good,” Francona said. “Even Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey in Spring Training, he came in and kind of looked like the kid that we saw right out of college, but maybe a little stronger. So, good. It’s good for him. Shoot, it gives us that third lefty, which we’ll always take. Plus, we get a look at him against Major League hitters.”

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject
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Indians Mejia Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey has career day at the plate

All nine starters for Double-A Akron collected at least one hit on Wednesday in the RubberDucks’ 21-4 rout of Portland in game one of a doubleheader. None of them, however, put on a hitting display quite like Francisco Mejia.Custom Eagles Jersey Batting third in Akron’s lineup, the Indians’ No. 2 prospect (No. 35 overall) connected on home runs in the fourth and seventh Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey innings before finishing 4-for-5 with a career-high six RBIs. He also scored three runs and reached once via a walk.

The multihomer performance was somewhat surprising given his all-around hitting prowess and the first of Mejia’s career. What’s more, the 21-year-old switch-hitter did it from both sides of the plate, as he went deep from the Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey left side in the fourth inning, a two-run shot, before Custom Vikings Jersey hitting a three-run homer as a righty in Men’s Nike Custom Made Philadelphia Eagles Elite Midnight Green Team Color NFL Jersey Sale the seventh.

 

Scattered between the blasts, Mejia tallied an RBI single in the second and added a second base hit in the sixth.

Mejia has followed up his breakout 2016 campaign — one that included a 50-game hitting streak across two levels — by posting a Southern League-leading .344 average with 16 extra-base hits in first 34 games for Akron.

Mejia has been equally impressive behind the plate, too, where his 70-grade arm strength has helped him throw out 9-of-22 (40.9 percent) attempted basestealers.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Wednesday

• Coming off back-to-back shaky starts for Durham, Brent Honeywell (Rays’ No. 2, No. 24 overall) rebounded to throw six innings of one-run ball en route to his fifth Triple-A win in 10 starts (5-5). He scattered seven hits, walked one and struck out nine — he’s posted a 64-to-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 53 2/3 innings since being promoted — in the performance, which also saw him generate six ground-ball outs while throwing 71 of 105 pitches for strikes.

Astros No. 14 prospect Yordan Alvarez extended his hitting streak to 12 games for Class A Quad Cities with his first career multihomer game, going 2-for-5 with
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• After posting consecutive four-hit games, D-backs No. 28 prospect Ildemaro Vargas connected on his second homer in as many days as part of a 3-for-5 performance for Triple-A Reno. The 25-year-old middle infielder is batting .733 (11-for-17) with nine RBIs and seven runs scored over his last three games. Christian Walker (No. 30) pushed his RBI total to 62 behind his 17th home run, both of which rank atop the Pacific Coast League leaderboard.

 

Mets No. 14 prospect Merandy Gonzalez tossed six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk with five strikeouts, to record his eight win (8-1) in 10 starts for Class A Columbia. The 21-year-old righty has been excellent in his full-season debut and continues to rank among the South Atlantic League leaders with a 1.56 ERA (second) and a 0.90 WHIP (tied-second) in 63 1/3 innings (third).

• Mets No. 23 prospect Chris Flexen went the distance in his Double-A debut as he spun seven scoreless frames for Binghamton in game two of a doubleheader. He scattered five hits, struck out six and induced 11 ground-ball outs. It was the 22-year-old righty’s fourth career complete game — all shutouts.

 

Phillies No. 13 prospect Rhys Hoskins was a combined 3-for Customized Minnesota Vikings Jersey -6 with three RBIs in Triple-A Lehigh Valley’s doubleheader sweep of Buffalo. The 24-year-old first baseman did most of his day’s damage in game two, when he went 2-for-3 with his 14th home run — he’s tied with teammate Dylan Cozens (No. 9) for the International League lead — a double and two RBIs.

 

Rangers No. 23 prospect Drew Robinson hit his fourth home run in three games, a fourth-inning grand slam that helped power Triple-A Round Rock past
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• Rays No. 7 prospect Jesus Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an RBI single for Class A Bowling Green. The toolsy 19-year-old outfielder is opening eyes during his full-season debut in the Midwest League, where he’s hit .276/.341/.477 with eight homers while posting 20 walks against 35 strikeouts in 48 games.

Tigers No. 3 prospect Beau Burrows tossed five strong innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits, to pick up the win in his Double-A debut. Starting game one of Erie’s doubleheader, the 20-year-old righty issued four walks and struck out five en route to throwing 87 pitches, 57 for strikes. In the nightcap, slugger Christin Stewart (No. 2) belted a grand slam for his 15th homer in 56 games, putting him halfway toward the total he produced last season over 128 contests.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians’ Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey Triston McKenzie strikes out 13

With each start this season, Triston McKenzie is making his case as one of the top pitching prospect in the Minor Leagues.

The Indians’ No. 3 prospect was electric once again on Thursday as he fired seven dominant frames, allowing one earned run on two hits, to pace Class A Lynchburg in a 7-1 win over Frederick. McKenzie, MLBPipeline.com’s No. 49 overall prospect, struck out 13, one shy of his career high, and walked one
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“He had his three-pitch mix working today and was aggressive with his fastball,” Lynchburg pitching coach Rigo Beltran told MiLB.com. “He pitched to all four quadrants and located in very well and elevated with two strikes. When you’re able to do that with your fastball and throw your secondary pitches for strikes, that’s when the strikeouts are going to rack up.”

McKenzie struck out Custom Eagles Jersey the side twice in the contest and fanned two hitters Customized Minnesota Vikings Jersey in five of his seven innings. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced, too, while allowing just one baserunner to reach (via an infield error) from the fourth inning on.

“I’ve really started to read hitters better,” said McKenzie. “I’ve been able to feel out their tendencies and adjust. I go into every start with a gameplan and modify it and improvise it, if I need to.”

The lone run permitted by McKenzie came on a leadoff homer by Austin Hays (Orioles’ No. 7 prospect), who added a single in the third inning to account for both of Frederick’s hits against the 19-year-old right-hander.

McKenzie’s gem netted him his fourth win in 11 starts for Lynchburg. He’s posted a Carolina League-leading 84 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings (11.8 K/9) in that span, with the circuit’s second-best ERA (2.51) and WHIP (0.90).

As for Hays, the 2016 third-rounder went 2-for-3 to improve his slash line to .326/.363/.570. The home run, meanwhile, was the 21-year-old outfielder’s 12th in 54 games for Frederick.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

No. 8 overall prospect Eloy Jimenez (Cubs’ No. 1) filled out the box score as he went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, three runs scored and a stolen base for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach. The performance improved the 20-year-old outfielder’s average to .313, and he’s now hit five homers in 20 games.

 

No. 10 overall prospect Brendan Rodgers (Rockies’ No. 1) extended his hitting streak to Custom Ravens Jersey 16 with another multi-hit performance for Class A Advanced Lancaster. The 20-year-old shortstop tallied a double in his first at-bat before finishing 2-for-5 with three runs scored in the JetHawks’ win over
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No. 28 overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays’ No. 1) went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs to lead Class A Lansing past Dayton, 7-3. One of the more impressive hitters in the Minors, the 18-year-old third baseman is batting .344/.429/.505 with 22 extra-base hits and more walks (27) than strikeouts (25) through 51 games in his full-season debut.

• One night removed from his first career multi-homer game (and a career-high six RBIs), No. 35 overall prospect Francisco Mejia (Indians’ No. 2) did it again on Thursday as he connected on two more homers in Double-A Akron’s loss against Portland. The 21-year-old switch-hitting backstop has been on fire over his last 10 games, with a .462 average (18-for-39), four home runs and 12 RBIs.

 

“The young man never takes any shortcuts,” Akron hitting coach Johnny Narron told MiLB.com Wednesday. “He’s always in the cage Custom Vikings Jersey every single day and he always wants to learn. He’s very committed to making the big leagues, and he’s putting in the work he needs to be doing every single day to get it done.”

No. 52 overall prospect Alex Verdugo (Dodgers’ No. 2) and Willie Calhoun (No. 71 overall, Dodgers’ No. 3) accounted for all of Triple-A Oklahoma City’s offense in a 6-1 win over Iowa. Verdugo went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, his second, two runs scored and a steal out of the leadoff spot, while Calhoun plated five courtesy of his 11th homer, a three-run shot, an RBI triple and a sacrifice fly.

 

No. 98 overall prospect Jack Flaherty (Cardinals’ No. 5) was dominant in his second Triple-A start as he allowed two hits over six scoreless innings in a no-decision for Memphis. The 21-year-old righty issued one walk, struck Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey out eight and generated seven ground-ball outs, with 61 of his 99 pitches going for strikes in the outing.

 

• Mariners No. 3 prospect Nick Neidert was a tough-luck loser for Class A Advanced Modesto despite notching a season-high 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. The 20-year-old righty allowed three earned runs on six hits and recorded another six outs on the ground. He owns a 3.16 ERA through 68 1/3 innings (13 starts) for the Nuts.

• In his best start since joining Double-A Mississippi, Braves No. 10 prospect Luiz Gohara piled up seven strikeouts and allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings in a no-decision against Biloxi. The 20-year-old Brazilian left-hander has fared well in the Southern League so far, posting a 2.38 ERA with 14 strikeouts and a .214 opponents’ average in 11 1/3 innings.

• Tigers No. 10 prospect Sandy Baez turned his season around behind six scoreless innings of one-hit ball for Class A Advanced Lakeland. He fanned seven, a season high, and walked one while throwing 59 of 89 pitches for strikes to record his first win in seven starts.

Astros No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis hit a fourth-inning grand slam and later added a solo shot as he helped power Double-A Corpus Christi past Frisco, 11-6. The 24-year-old third baseman has gone deep five times in his last nine games to push his Texas League-leading total to 16 home runs.

 

Royals No. 24 prospect Corey Ray went the distance for Double-A Northwest Arkansas en route his second career complete game and first shutout. The 2014 fifth-rounder needed just 88 pitches (60 strikes) to accomplish the feat, as he scattered four hits, struck out four and recorded 13 groundouts in nine innings. Ray lowered his ERA to 4.43 from 5.14 with the performance, and he’s now recorded four wins in 12 starts.

 

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians discussing Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey logo with Commissioner

DENVER Customized Minnesota Vikings Jersey — A court case in Canada involving the Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo is ongoing, and Major League Baseball continues Custom Eagles Jersey to discuss the logo in question with the team’s ownership.

“We had a development in Ontario,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred explained to a group of reporters at Coors Field on Wednesday.” We Custom Ravens Jersey were hoping that case was going to be dismissed, and it was not. I think that it points out the ongoing practical problems posed by this particular logo.”

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During the American League Championship Series between the Indians and Blue Jays last October, Douglas Cardinal, an advocate for indigenous people, filed a request for injunction with the Supreme Court of Justice Custom Vikings Jersey in Toronto in an effort to block the use of the Indians’ team name and secondary logo. That initial request was rejected, but the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently ruled that an Ontario court can hear the case.

The Indians have diminished use of the Chief Wahoo logo in recent years, using
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Manfred discussed the logo with the Indians in January, when the team was awarded the 2019 All-Star Game. In April, when it was reported that the Commissioner wants to find a solution for transitioning away from the logo, the Indians issued the following statement:

“We certainly understand the sensitivities of the logo — those who find it insensitive and also those fans who have a long-standing attachment to its place in the history of the team. We fully expect to work with the Commissioner throughout the remainder of this season on finding a solution that is good for the Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey game and our organization.”

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Kyle Freeland leads Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey Rockies in W over Indians

DENVER — The beat went on for Rockies rookie starting pitchers, as left-hander Kyle Freeland followed Antonio Senzatela’s lead from Tuesday night in a strong performance against Custom Eagles Jersey the Indians on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Denver native tossed 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run in Colorado’s 8-1 victory over Cleveland at Coors Field.

Freeland’s gem was backed by two-run doubles from Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon, as well as an Arenado RBI triple off the wall in right-center in the sixth. Ian Desmond singled Custom Ravens Jersey home a run in the eighth.

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Overall, Freeland scattered six hits, walked none and struck out five on 100 pitches. It was his first career start in which he did not issue a free pass. Rockies rookie starters have posted a 3.61 ERA in 209 2/3 innings this season.Blackmon’s two-run double CLE@COL: Blackmon drives in two with double down lineCharlie Blackmon pulls a double down the right-field line with the bases loaded to drive in two runs, doubling the Rockies lead to 4-0

“I thought today, more than in his other starts — and he’s had some good ones — but the ball was down,” Rockies manager Bud Black said of Freeland. “A lot of strike ones, and he was the aggressor.”

Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who struck out a career-high 14 batters while issuing one walk against the A’s on May 30, battled control issues against the Rockies. The right-hander walked five over 3 1/3 innings, yielding four runs on five hits and striking out three.
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Cleveland’s lone run came on a Jose Ramirez solo homer to right-center off Freeland in the seventh, Ramirez’s eighth of the season. Over the two-game set, the Indians were outscored, 19-4, by the Rockies.

“They took it to us twice,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “This team is too good [to be playing this way]. We’re not showing it right now. We’re going to. One way or another, we’re going to. We’re not putting ourselves in a position [to succeed]. It’s like we have to hope some nights. We need to go out and play the baseball we know how to play and dictate the pace of the game.”

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Arenado to the rescue: The Rockies put runners at first and second with nobody out in the third, but a Freeland sacrifice bunt attempt resulted in a forceout at third. That was followed by a Blackmon walk to load the Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey bases and a forceout at home on a DJ LeMahieu ground ball. But Arenado salvaged the inning for Colorado with a two-run double to right-center to plate the Custom Vikings Jersey only runs Rockies pitching would need.
Arenado’s two-run double in 3rd CLE@COL: Arenado cracks two-run double in the gapNolan Arenado lines a double to the right-center-field gap to drive in two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning

Grounding Edwing: Following Ramirez’s solo homer in the seventh, the Indians put runners at second and third with two outs, and pinch-hitter Edwin
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Tribe hoping to find footing, consistency

“That was huge,” Black said. “One swing of the bat there, and they’re back in the game.”

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“There’s other teams. They don’t care what we did last year. They don’t care what we were picked in the preseason, or what people think of us now, or what the experts are still talking about. We have to go out there and win games, and we’re not doing it as often as we think we should right now. And, if we want people to change their opinion on that, we’ve got to go out there and do it.” — Indians reliever Andrew Miller

“With rookies like us, we’re hungry, coming up from the Minor Leagues, this is our first time on the big league stage. And we’re hungry to get wins.” — Freeland, on the success of Rockies’ rookie starting pitchers

CARGO’S FOUL FLY
Carlos Gonzalez crushed a foul ball into the third deck during a fifth-inning at-bat against Indians reliever Nick Goody. According to Statcast™, the ball left his bat with an exit velocity of 113.3 mph and traveled a projected 480 feet, and it was caught by a fan in a section of Coors Field called “The Rooftop.”

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Francisco Lindor led off the fourth inning with a double down the left field line. He tried to tag to third on a fly ball to left-center by Michael Brantley, but center fielder Blackmon threw him out at third. Initially, Lindor was ruled safe with a head-first slide into the Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey bag. But upon review, it was determined that Arenado, who caught Blackmon’s throw on the fly, tagged Lindor’s feet as he slid by with a dive of his own.

“I thought it was really good baserunning — I really did,” Francona said. “He was out. It didn’t look like he was going to tag at first. He went back and tagged, and it’s hard for me to second-guess that when I was glad he did what he did. I thought it was good baseball.”

WHAT’S NEXT
Indians: Following a team off-day on Thursday, the Indians will host the White Sox in the opener of a three-game weekend set at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday at Progressive Field. Watch live on MLB.TV or stream blackout-free on Facebook. Corey Kluber (4-2, 4.36 ERA), who struck out 10 in six shutout innings in his last start on June 1, will take the mound for the Tribe.

Rockies: The Rockies head to Chicago to open a four-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday at 6:05 p.m. MT on MLB.TV. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood (5-7, 4.60 ERA) — coming off an eight-inning, one-run performance at San Diego in his last start — will take the mound for Colorado. Left-hander Jon Lester is slated to start for the Cubs.

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Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook.

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Indians hoping for Custom Ravens Jersey consistency after road trip

DENVER — The Indians arrived at Coors Field this week having heard all about the young and hungry Rockies. Over the past two days, Colorado showed the Tribe what the hype was all about, shutting Cleveland’s offense down and piling up the runs against Custom Eagles Jersey the Indians’ pitchers.

One year ago, that is what the Tribe did to other teams. The Indians were the surprise contender, and they shocked baseball all the way to a division crown and an American League pennant. In the wake of an 8-1 loss on Wednesday, Cleveland still looks like it is waiting for that old magic to show up again.

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“I hope we’re not waiting for it, because then it’s not going to come,” Indians relief ace Andrew Miller said. “That’s not the way it works. We’re fortunate that
Customized Minnesota Vikings Jersey it’s a long season. I think there’s 25 people in here, there’s a staff that believes we have better baseball ahead of us. But we’ve got to play it. We’re not doing it right now.”

In Cleveland’s two-game stop in the Mile High City, the Rockies outscored the Tribe, 19-4, and they forced manager Terry Francona to make 12 strolls to the mound for a pitching chage. In Wednesday’s loss, righty Trevor Bauer was gone after giving up four runs in 3 1/3 innings, and that followed a four-inning start for Mike Clevinger in Tuesday’s 11-3 loss.

Overall, the Indians’ bullpen logged more innings (8 2/3) and pitches (164) than the rotation (162 pitches in 7 1/3 frames). While the pitchers were being trounced, Cleveland’s hitters were being shut down. In the two defeats, the Tribe scored all four runs on homers, with the lone breakthrough on Wednesday being a seventh-inning solo shot from Jose Ramirez.
Ramirez’s deep solo homer CLE@COL: Ramirez crushes solo homer in 7th inningJose Ramirez launches a solo home run to center field in the top of the 7th inning for the Indians’ first run of the game

That is not the brand of baseball that propelled the Indians to the top of the AL Central last year.

“It’s like we have to hope Custom Ravens Jersey some nights,” Francona Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey said. “We need to go out and play the baseball we know how to play and dictate the pace of the game. … The only thing we’re really consistent in is being inconsistent. In our game, if something comes up short, you usually pay for it. Either we make an error, or the starting pitching doesn’t go deep, or we don’t get any hits.

“What I really care about more than anything is our ability to just value how important every game is, and leave it out on the field. If it’s not good enough, then we’ll come back tomorrow. If we do that, we’re going to be OK.”

After posting a 1-4 record on this road trip through Kansas City and Denver, the Indians will have the chance to gather themselves during Thursday’s off-day ahead of a six-game homestand. Maybe the past six days can serve as a kind of wake-up call for a Tribe club that has struggled to find its footing to date.

The good news is that the Indians — coming off a World Series appearance — know the talent exists within its clubhouse.

“Other teams, they don’t care what we did last year,” Miller said. “They don’t care what we were picked in the preseason, or what people think Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey of us now, or what the experts are still talking about. We have to go out there and win games, and we’re not doing it as often as we think we should right now. And, if we want people to change their opinion on that, we’ve got to go out there and do it.”

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for Custom Vikings Jersey since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Kluber Encarnacion lead Indians over White Sox

CLEVELAND — In his second start since being activated from the disabled list, Indians ace Corey Kluber came through with another solid outing on Friday night. Backed by Edwin Encarnacion’s go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth, Kluber’s six strong innings led the Indians to a 7-3 victory over the White Sox at Progressive Field.

In his six innings of work, Kluber (5-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight en route to his second straight win. Relievers Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combined for three scoreless innings to close out the game.

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“I thought he was good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Kluber. “There was some traffic, but it seemed like when runners got on, he went to his breaking ball, his curveball really effectively. He made pitches when he had to. When he’s in there Thurman Thomas Jersey, we’re down or it’s close the whole way, so there wasn’t any wiggle room for him.”

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Despite its recent struggles, the Indians’ offense provided enough support for Kluber. Encarnacion — who had a season-high three hits — hit his 11th homer of the season after Michael Brantley’s RBI single in the first and Bradley Zimmer’s bases-loaded walk in the fourth. The Indians scored three more runs in the eighth on back-to-back RBI hits from Lonnie Chisenhall Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey and Yan Gomes.

“It’s really good,” Encarnacion said of the win. “We played the style of baseball Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey that we need to play and we know we can play. We’ll keep on motivating one another and continue to go out there and do our best.”

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The White Sox scored all three of their runs off Kluber. Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier each connected for an RBI single in the third, and Jose Abreu drove in the third run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Abreu later exited the game with a leg bruise after a hit-by-pitch in the seventh.

Miguel Gonzalez was handed his seventh loss of the season after allowing four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked four and struck out two on 96 pitches.

“Felt good. It’s frustrating. One pitch away from getting out of that fifth inning,” Gonzalez said. “If I minimize the walks, it’s a different ballgame. Just gotta keep working. Can’t look back anymore. It’s a tough one to swallow, guys are battling out there. Just got to keep working.”

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MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Zimmer says no: Following a leadoff single and stolen base by Adam Engel in the top of the third, Cabrera tied the game, 1-1, with an RBI single. With Cabrera on second, Avisail Garcia drove a single to center. It appeared that Cabrera would score easily, but Zimmer came up with a strong, two-hop throw — which was nearly cut off by first baseman Carlos Santana — to Gomes to nab Cabrera at the plate, temporarily bringing a halt to Chicago’s rally. The play was the first career outfield assist for Zimmer.

“It’s just another thing, just another moment you save there,” Zimmer said. “I got to it quick and I tried to get rid of it as quick as I could. I threw it pretty low but luckily I had enough to get it there. But yeah, it was big. It was big.”

Edwin goes yard: After the White Sox took the lead in the top of the fifth on Abreu’s sacrifice fly, the Indians hit right back in the bottom half of the inning. Following a two-out walk to Santana, Gonzalez hung a slider to Encarnacion, and the Indians designated hitter connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer into the trees beyond the center-field wall. Encarnacion’s home run traveled a projected 430 feet and had an exit velocity of 108 mph, per Statcast™.

“That was nice for him and us,” Francona said on Encarnacion’s home run. “To see him come up in that situation and, like you said, do what we got him here to do, it’s nice. I was happy for him.”

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“I think that maybe we can use tonight as a starting point to continue to play that way. I think we’ve probably all come to the conclusion [that] Custom Bills Jersey we haven’t played the way we wanted to. It’s not like we’ve taken ourselves out of anything. It’s not the worst thing in the world to get a reminder now and again that you go out and play the right way and good things happen.” — Kluber

“There was … four two-out walks? That can’t happen. That’s not me. I got to change that. That’s about it.” — Gonzalez

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With Friday’s win, the Indians have won their last 52 games when Kluber gets at least four runs of support.

UNDER REVIEW
With two outs in the ninth, Cabrera tapped a grounder to the left of Allen on the mound. The reliever fielded the ball and flipped it to Santana to first for the final out of the game. The White Sox challenged the play, but after a 49-second review, the call was confirmed, officially ending the game.

ABREU EXITS THE GAME
With the tying run on second in the top of the seventh and Abreu at the plate, Miller let a slider get away from him. The pitch moved inside and hit Abreu on the left kneecap, causing the first baseman to fall to the ground in pain. Abreu was helped off the field by White Sox trainers and was replaced by pinch-runner Yolmer Sanchez. It was later announced that Abreu was diagnosed with a bruised left leg and will be re-evaluated Saturday.

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WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: LHP David Holmberg (0-0, 2.50) makes his third start of the season and his 11th overall appearance Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey for the White Sox in Game 2 of this series at 6:15 p.m. CT Saturday at Progressive Field. Holmberg is limiting opponents to a .185 batting average (5-for-27) this season as a starter.

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin (3-7, 5.54 ERA) will take the mound Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET at Progressive Field. Tomlin is coming off his seventh loss, where he went 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits against the Royals on June 2.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland.

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Indians call team meeting Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey after 1-4 road trip

CLEVELAND — Neither the Indians nor Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey Cubs have lived up to expectations more than two months into the season, adding fuel to the thought that there has been a carryover effect from their run to the World Series last fall. Tribe manager Terry Francona does not want to hear it.

“If there is a residual effect — I’m not talking physical — then shame on us,” Francona said prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox. “We’re better than that. I know that we have guys in there that care. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived it with
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Heading into this weekend’s series with Chicago, the Indians were only one game over the break-even mark, with inconsistencies riddled throughout the roster. Coming off a 1-4 road trip through Kansas City and Colorado, Francona spent much of Thursday’s off-day thinking about ways he can improve. On Friday, the
Men’s 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Thurman Thomas Mitchell and Ness Throwback Royal Blue Jersey manager met with the front office and also with the players, going over things that need to get better.

Francona felt the conversations were beneficial for everyone involved.

“To this point in the season, we’ve been extremely inconsistent,” Francona said. “And in the past couple of days, I’ve probably had more meetings than I’ve had in years, because we want to get it right. I know that that group in there cares enough to want to get it right. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you go through periods where it just isn’t very good. You’re dealing with human beings, and no one is perfect, myself included.”

One thing Francona said was discussed with the team was the fact that no one in the American League Central has separated itself from the pack. In one sense, that has been good for the Indians, who entered Friday just 1 1/2 Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey games back of first place, even with the team’s struggles. On the other hand, Jim Kelly Jersey Francona feels his group needs to be the team that starts to pull away.

“We’re very fortunate that somebody hasn’t run away and hid,” Francona said. “But, I don’t think it’s real healthy to look up every day and think, ‘Well, the
Men’s Nike Buffalo Bills Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey other teams lost.’ I’m glad they did, but at some point, we need to pick up the pace. I think there’s a way to do that.”

Injury updates

• Indians starter Danny Salazar (10-day disabled list) continued to feel stiffness in his right shoulder during a recent throwing session while with Double-A Akron. Salazar returned to Cleveland and underwent an MRI, which showed inflammation, but nothing deemed serious. The Indians will determine what’s next for Salazar in the coming days.

• Outfielder Abraham Almonte (10-day DL, right biceps strain) went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter in a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. Almonte was scheduled to go through some fielding drills on Friday in Cleveland, with the hope of Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey playing the outfield in a Minor League game this weekend.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.