A’s Khris Davis hits walk-off HR to beat Tribe

OAKLAND — Khris Davis launched a two-run, walk-off homer off of Indians reliever Bryan Shaw to make a winner out of the A’s, who also got two home runs from rookie Matt Chapman in a stunning 5-3 series-clinching victory at the Coliseum on Saturday evening.

Chapman went Custom Bengals Jersey deep twice and doubled against Indians ace Corey Kluber, spoiling the right-hander’s eighth double-digit strikeout performance of the season and sixth in his last seven tries. Kluber fanned 12 in 7 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits.

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After Chapman tied the game in the eighth with his second homer, the A’s returned for the ninth with more firepower. Yonder Alonso drew a leadoff walk against lefty Andrew Miller, at which point Indians manager Terry Francona turned to Shaw, who worked a full count against Davis before surrendering the game-ending shot to right-center field.

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“[Miller] was getting just a little bit of a hot spot on his finger,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “That’s the last thing we need. … That was the first time Davis had actually hit the ball off Bryan. He Personalized NY Giants Jersey just made a nice adjustment and hit it out the other way. You fall behind in the count, those things have a way of happening.”

Going into the game-ending battle, Davis was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts against Shaw.

“I didn’t think it was going out,” Davis said. “I was happy it was in the gap and Yonder might’ve had a chance to score and it was going to put our team in a good position to win the ballgame. It just snuck over, and I don’t know what happened. I’m just glad I could deliver in a big spot. The crowd was going crazy.”

Edwin Encarnacion homered for Cleveland, a two-run shot in the fourth against right-hander Paul Blackburn, who went six innings in his third big league start. The rookie allowed three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

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Keeping with Kluber: Kluber sat at 98 pitches after seven innings and gave Francona the thumbs up when approached about returning for another. So back he went for the eighth, having struck out nine of his previous 15 batters, for another try at Chapman. But the rookie triumphed again, and Kluber would throw just two more pitches before being pulled with one out in a tied game. More >

“I thought he was pitching good,” Francona said. “No walks and he still felt  Cincinnati Bengal good. It was a first-pitch home run. That about killed me, but when he’s feeling good like that, everything was still working. He
Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale wasn’t up. He wasn’t losing the count. We wanted to get to the leadoff hitter for Andrew, kind of maybe set up not only that inning, but the next. One pitch, all of a sudden, it’s a different game.”

Two for The Show: Chapman wasn’t the least bit surprised to see Kluber toe the rubber in the eighth inning, and he took a simple approach against the former American League Cy Young Award winner. Readying to put his bat in motion on any good pitch he saw from Kluber, Chapman did just that, sending the first one a projected 455 feet to center field, according to Statcast™, for his third hit of the night. The third baseman entered the day with just six hits in his first 41 Major League at-bats. More >

“I know he has a Cy Young under his belt and he probably wanted that ball and wanted to go out there,” Chapman said. “I knew that my at-bat before that, he kind of got in on me a little bit on a fastball. So I figured he was going to try and sneak one by me there and get ahead so he could try and finish out that inning, or at least go as deep as he possibly could. He didn’t want to Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt Buffalo Bills fall behind, so I was just ready to jump on the first good pitch I saw.”

UPON FURTHER REVIEW
The A’s successfully challenged the safe call on Tyler Naquin’s stolen base attempt in the third inning. Naquin, who led off the frame with a base hit, was ruled out following a review of the play for the first out.

In the ninth inning, the Indians challenged a groundout off the bat of Yan Gomes, who hit a chopper to shortstop Marcus Semien and was called out at first on a bang-bang play. After a brief replay review, the out call was confirmed.

WHAT’S NEXT
Indians: Right-hander Trevor Bauer (7-7, 5.24 ERA) is scheduled to take the ball for the Tribe in a 4:05 p.m. ET tilt against the A’s at the Coliseum. Bauer faced Oakland on May 30 and ended with 14 strikeouts and three runs allowed in seven innings. Dating back to that outing, the righty has a 4.01 ERA over eight starts.

Athletics: The A’s will have lefty Sean Manaea on the mound for Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. PT series finale against the Indians at the Coliseum. Manaea is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two career starts against Cleveland, including a road win May 31 in which he threw seven one-run innings.

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Indians’ late decisions Customized NY Giants Jersey backfire in loss

OAKLAND — Corey Kluber told Indians manager Terry Francona that he was good for another inning. Given how overpowering Kluber had been all night, and the Customized NY Giants Jersey fact that his pitch count was barely over the century mark, Francona trusted his ace to open the eighth inning against the A’s on Saturday night.

That decision set off a chain reaction that led to a 5-3 loss, which was puncuated by a walk-off homer from Khris Davis and an on-field mob scene for Oakland in the ninth. A span of six batters rendered another strong effort from Kluber moot, and left Cleveland still searching for a win in this second-half opening set at the Coliseum.

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“He asked me how I felt,” Kluber said. “I said, ‘Fine.’ I just didn’t make a Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey good pitch.”

The pitch in question was a sinker over the heart of the plate against A’s rookie Matt Chapman. It was Kluber’s 104th offering of the evening, and the first in the ill-fated eighth. Chapman crushed the pitch 455 projected feet, according to Statcast™, for a game-tying home run to dead center field. That was Chapman’s second home run of the evening off Cleveland’s ace.Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale.

Chapman now has two home runs in his career.

Entering the game, the 24-year-old Chapman was Custom Bills Jersey 3-for-27 Custom Bengals Jersey in July and batting .146 (6-for-41) on the season. In the third inning, though, he shot a 2-1 cutter from Kluber over the wall in Personalized NY Giants Jersey left-center for his first Major League home run. In the fifth, Chapman doubled into right field. In the visitors’ dugout, Francona remarked to pitching coach Mickey Callaway that the kid’s swing suddenly looked smooth.

“It makes you nervous,” Francona said. “When a guy’s struggling and then they take a good swing, how many times do you hear me talk about our guys, where it’s, ‘You get to your level Cincinnati Bengals.’ I know he’s a really well-thought-of young prospect, and you could see why. He certainly felt good tonight.”

Kluber told Francona he could tackle Chapman one more time, and it backfired.

“I threw two balls right down the middle,” Kluber said. “It’s not really any secret to them. Put two balls on a tee like that for Major League hitters and they’re going to take advantage.”

Chapman’s second homer pulled the game into a 3-3 deadlock and took Kluber out of contention for a win. The right-hander remained in for one more hitter — Kluber induced a flyout off the bat of Rajai Davis — and ended with 12 strikeouts, no walks and three runs allowed over his 7 1/3 innings.Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Lefty Andrew Miller finished off the eighth and then returned to the mound for the ninth, issuing a leadoff walk to Yonder Alonso. During his appearance, Miller began to feel a “hot spot” on a finger on his pitching hand, so Francona had a quick hook. Wanting to avoid the issue developing into a problematic blister, the left-hander was pulled after 17 pitches.

“I don’t think it’s anything big,” Miller said. “It sounds like we can deal with it pretty easily.”

That set up the decisive matchup between Khris Davis and Bryan Shaw, who had struck out the A’s outfielder in their previous four meetings. This time, Davis went down and tagged a cutter just below the strike zone, sending it over the wall in right-center to set off Oakland’s on-field party.

That was the final blow, but the loss had its roots in the eighth.

“He still felt good,” Francona said of Kluber. “It was a first-pitch home run. That about killed me, but when he’s feeling good like that, everything was still working. He wasn’t up. He wasn’t losing the count. … One pitch, all of a sudden it’s a different game.”

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 weigh options as Customized NY Giants Jersey Trade Deadline nears

OAKLAND — A’s pitcher Sonny Gray checks a few boxes when it comes to the type of players the Indians target via trade. He fits Cleveland’s current need for Customized NY Giants Jersey rotation help, has an affordable contract and is under club control for two more seasons.Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey.

And on Friday night, with Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti in attendance at the Coliseum, Gray spun six shutout innings in a dominant performance to send the Indians to a 5-0 loss. So, what did Antonetti think of Gray’s Buffalo Bills performance?

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“Who?” Antonetti replied with a smirk.

It was reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney on Saturday that the Indians are among the teams evaluating Gray with 16 days left until the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Truth be told, if there is a starting pitcher deemed available, especially one under contractual control beyond this season, the Indians are on the case.

Gray fits the mold, though Antonetti will never tip his hand when it comes to specific targets. Antonetti did, however, reiterate that the Indians prefer to go after controllable players. That was the case last year, when Cleveland reeled in relief ace Andrew Miller and outfielder Brandon Guyer, knowing both players came with multiple years of control.

“That’s always our preference,” Antonetti said, “to be able to have guys that can not only impact one pennant race, but hopefully multiple pennant races. But ultimately, what it comes down to is the acquisition cost. Typically, teams that are marketing more controllable players are going to ask for a higher return. And so, what we have to do is weigh the alternatives that are out there and find the one that makes the most sense for us.”Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale.

Cleveland is currently weighing Personalized NY Giants Jersey a few other things, too.

While looking for potential rotation help, the Indians are closely monitoring Custom Bills Jersey the comeback of right-hander Danny Salazar, who is in the latter stages of his rehab from a right shoulder injury. The Indians also know they will be without second baseman Jason Kipnis (right hamstring) and outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall (right hamstring) for a few weeks.

The fact that Kipnis and Chisenhall could be back shortly after Deadline “complicates things,” according to Antonetti.

Indians manager Terry Francona agreed.

“We’re in a little bit of a peculiar spot,” Francona said. “Two of our better players are hurt, but we know when they’re coming back. Do you miss them? Yeah, but even if you could go get an everyday guy, then what do you do? It’s a little bit of a unique spot. It happens to other teams, too. I think that’s probably why I’ve always felt like the team you have, it’s our responsibility to get them to play as good as they can.”

“If something made sense, [the front office] will do it,” he added later. Custom Bengals Jersey “But, I like our team. I also think we knew last year when we made those trades, that that was a big deal for us. I don’t think it’s out of line to say that. In our market, I don’t know that you can do that stuff all the time. I don’t think that’s fair to ownership to expect that.”
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Tomlin, Moore start to open Custom Bills Jersey Interleague series

The Indians and Giants begin a three-game Interleague series in San Buffalo Bills Francisco on Monday night, with each team starting a pitcher who struggled in the first half.Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey.

For Cleveland, right-hander Personalized NY Giants Jersey Josh Tomlin finished the first half 5-9 with a 5.90 ERA, but he ended it with a strong start, getting a win in seven innings against the Padres on July 6. Tomlin Custom Bills Jersey gave up two runs on four hits, striking out six and not issuing a walk.

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Tomlin has never faced the Giants, but he does have a history with three Cincinnati Bengal Giants hitters. Eduardo Nunez is 0-for-9 against him, while Denard Span is 5-for-14 and Conor Gillaspie is 3-for-4 with two doubles.
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Meanwhile, left-hander Matt Moore will get the nod for the Giants after going 3-9 with a 6.04 ERA in the first half. Opponents are batting .307 against Moore, the second-highest mark among qualifying National League starters.

In his last start before the All-Star break, Moore gave up a career-high 12 hits to the Marlins on July 7, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings. It was the fifth time that Moore pitched four innings or less in 2017.

Moore is 2-1 lifetime against the Indians in six starts, with a 3.81 ERA in 28 1/3 innings, all coming with the Rays. Of the current Indians, Edwin Customized NY Giants Jersey Encarnacion is 6-for-18 lifetime off Moore with a double, a homer and eight walks, while Francisco Lindor is 4-for-6 with a homer. Carlos Santana is 1-for-11 off Moore, and Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes are both 1-for-7.

Things to watch for in this game

• The Indians don’t expect lefty reliever Andrew Miller’s finger issue from Saturday to be a problem.

• Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was scratched from Sunday’s lineup due to a left wrist sprain.Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

• With the Giants starting Moore, Brandon Guyer likely will be in the Cleveland lineup.

Alex Simon is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow Custom Bengals Jersey him on Twitter at @alexsimon99. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians’ Trevor Bauer struggles vs. Buffalo Bills Oakland

OAKLAND — Trevor Bauer can typically explain in great detail why a certain sequence went right or what caused something to go awry. After many starts this year, the Indians’ starter has rattled off an opposing batter’s slugging Buffalo Bills percentage on a specific pitch to an exact area of the strike zone.

In the wake of Bauer’s abbreviated appearance in Personalized NY Giants Jersey a 7-3 loss to the A’s on Sunday afternoon, the pitcher did not have a clear answer as to why he was not himself. And now, as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline looms, Cleveland continues to search for answers to the rotation inconsistency that has contributed to the club struggling to hit its stride.

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“I wasn’t exactly sure,” said Bauer, when asked what happened during a first inning that got away from him in a hurry. “I didn’t have any feel for anything I was throwing. No feel for how my body was moving, where the ball was going. Nothing.”

Bauer faced eight batters and recorded only two outs, matching the shortest start of his career. He walked three, allowed three hits and allowed four runs to score, piling up 43 pitches along the way. That marked the most pitches thrown in an inning by Bauer since 2014, and the fifth time in his career he topped 40 in a single frame.

His showing dug a hole too deep for an Indians team that has labored of late offensively. In the end, Cleveland Custom Bills Jersey was just dealt a series sweep by the A’s.

“It’s discouraging for a number of reasons,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “You’re trying to win the game today. You’re trying Custom Bengals Jersey to salvage a game out of the series, and you’re down four before you even look up. That’s a hard way to play. You go through your whole bullpen. That wasn’t our goal for today.”

Over the past six weeks, Bauer had shown progress on the mound, but as his 5.59 ERA indicates, his season has been riddled with peaks and valleys. After ace Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, the Tribe’s rotation has struggled with its reliability. Mike Clevinger has shown promise, Josh Tomlin (5.90 ERA) has taken his lumps, and Danny Salazar’s enigmatic season has him still on the disabled list due to a right shoulder issue.Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

It’s worth noting, however, that while underperforming the expectations, the Indians’ rotation has still been one of the better groups in the American League.

At the moment, Cleveland’s starting staff ranks first in the AL in fielding independent pitching (3.78), strikeouts per nine innings (10.1), Buffalo Billsstrikeout percentage (26.9) and strikeout-minus-walk percentage (19.4). The Indians’ rotation ranks second in the AL in WAR (10.0, per Fangraphs) and third in walk percentage (7.5). The group’s ERA (4.38) checks in at seventh, Cincinnati Bengal and the BABIP (.315) is tied for 12th-highest.

Salazar’s situation, specifically, could impact how the Indians approach the non-waiver Trade Deadline at the end of the month. Getting a healthy and productive Salazar back might be better than anything the Indians can acquire on the open market, especially when factoring in potential acquisition cost. On Sunday, Salazar had a rehab outing with Triple-A Columbus, striking out
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“[Getting Salazar back] would be really helpful,” Francona said Saturday.
Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale “When Danny’s pitching well, that’s a really nice arm to have in your rotation. We’re trying to do it properly so when we get him back, we have a better chance for [him to be consistent]. But you know what? We’ve been inconsistent, but I like our team.”

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 to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians’ Erik Gonzalez Customized NY Giants Jersey gets chance to start

OAKLAND — One of the defining traits of the Indians last season was their resilience. When something came up that negatively impacted the roster, Cleveland seemed Cincinnati Bengals to unearth a surprising solution. A series of such events helped Customized NY Giants Jersey the Tribe pull off an incredible run to the World Series.Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey.

The Indians are hoping for some of the same good fortune right now while second baseman Jason Kipnis recovers from a strained right hamstring on the disabled list. With Kipnis out, rookie Erik Gonzalez will have an opportunity to garner regular at-bats at second base over the next few weeks.

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“The first choice is never to have guys get hurt,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “But that doesn’t mean you’re Personalized NY Giants Jersey going to lose. Erik, it’s a good chance for him. The one thing you know is he always catches the ball. You’re getting an elite defender, and he’s actually been swinging the bat pretty well.”Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale.

Gonzalez, 25, has been highly regarded by the Indians for the past few years, but the emergence of Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, combined with Kipnis being a mainstay at second, blocked him from regular playing time in the Majors. Earlier this season, Gonzalez settled into a utility role for the Indians, offering depth for every infield position and an emergency option in the outfield.

Through 25 games, Gonzalez was batting .286/.298/.446 with two homers and nine runs scored in 58 plate appearances. His 94 weighted runs created plus indicates that he has performed six percent below league average offensively, but Gonzalez has also offered above-average defense at multiple positions off the bench.Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Given Gonzalez’s age and lack of experience, his showing in a sporadic role has been solid.

“Most guys that ascend to the Major League level are playing every day regularly in the Minor Leagues,” said Chris Antonetti, the Indians’ president of baseball operations. “So, when they come up to the Major Leagues in a part-time role, it’s not something they’re used to. They have to figure out what routines they need to adopt each day that will allow them to prepare, even for those days when they might not be starting or playing.

“It takes a little while for a young guy to work on that. Erik’s done a really good job being prepared for the opportunities he’s had so far, and he’s made the most of it. Hopefully, that will continue.”

Gonzalez was looking forward to the chance to show what he can do with regular playing time.

“I’m happy with that,” he said. “I’ve worked all my life for that, for playing in the big leagues, playing every day. I feel really good right now.”

Jordan Bastian Custom Bills Jersey has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously Custom Bengals Jersey 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 to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians could make move at Custom Browns Jersey Trade Deadline

CLEVELAND — Aggressive roster maneuvering should no longer come as a surprise when it comes to the Indians’ front office. Cleveland continues to have its
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Last summer, the Indians swung a blockbuster deal to land relief ace Andrew Miller, sending an impressive package of prospects to the Yankees. This past winter, Cleveland gave slugger Edwin Encarnacion the largest free-agent pact in the history of the franchise. Now, with two-plus weeks left until the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Indians’ biggest need appears to be starting-pitching help.

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The process of examining the options has already begun.

“We’ll look at all of our pitching alternatives internally,” said Chris Antonetti, the Indians’ president of baseball operations. “And then [we’ll] try to develop an understanding on what external alternatives might be available, which guys could improve upon the group we might have currently and what the acquisition cost might be.”

The big internal question mark is right-hander Danny Salazar, who was overpowering en route to an All-Star nod a year ago, but has dealt with an assortment of injury woes dating back to last season. Salazar is again on the disabled list, trying to bounce back from a right shoulder issue while sorting through mechanical problems.

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Given how much the payroll increased over the winter, the Indians are Custom Browns Jersey probably not in a position to target players with large contracts via trade. The farm system is in great shape, though, giving the Indians an assortment of attractive chips to get a deal done. The Salazar situation could impact how the Indians approach the trade front.Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

“Danny is a big part of that, his health, his status and how we feel about his ability to impact us in the second half contributes to that,” Antonetti said. “The one thing I would be confident in saying is a healthy Danny Salazar pitching to his capabilities is as good as any player we potentially could acquire externally.”

Trade scenario
When it comes to trades, the Indians tend to target players who are under contractual control beyond just the season at hand. Looking at the current need, the payroll situation and the Tribe’s typical approach, one fit would seem to be A’s righty Sonny Gray. He is signed for $3.6 million this year and under control for two more seasons. Cleveland and Oakland have swung three deals in the past three years combined.Vintage 1961 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers Team Color Throwback Jersey Mitchell and Ness.

What are they playing for?
The Indians pushed the World Series champion Cubs to extra innings in Game 7 of a memorable 2016 Fall Classic. It’s World Series or bust again for Jordy Nelson Jersey the Tribe, which has not won it all since 1948.

The road ahead
The Tribe will have a great opportunity to begin separating itself from the American League Central pack from Aug. 15-20, when it has consecutive road series against the Twins and Royals. In September, Cleveland will play 21 of its 30 games against division foes. One particularly grueling trip will be from Aug. 28-Sept. 7 (11 road games in 10 days against the Yankees, Tigers and White Sox). The Indians have two series coming against the Red Sox (July 31-Aug. 2 in Boston and Aug. 21-24 in Cleveland).

Key player
On the mound, the Indians’ player Chicago Bears to watch in the second half is Salazar. His trials in the first few months hindered Cleveland’s rotation in a major way. At the plate, second baseman Jason Kipnis will be key for the offense. He went ice cold before the All-Star break, but has shown the ability to get as hot as any hitter in baseball.

Prospects to watch
With Bradley Zimmer already in the Majors, Cleveland’s list of potential impact prospect for the second half is unclear. Yandy Diaz could return for September, and pitchers such as Ryan Merritt, Shawn Morimando or Adam Plutko could be in the mix as reinforcements. It will be interesting to see if the
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OAKLAND — The A’s knocked out Indians starter Trevor Bauer in the first inning and got a solid start from Sean Manaea to finish off a sweep of the American League Central leaders with a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

“It was important for us to try and win a series after the break, especially at home, and to sweep is an added bonus,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “You don’t expect to sweep a team like that, but once you get two, you get greedy for the third one.”

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The A’s battered Bauer for four runs, getting two-out, two-run singles from rookies Ryon Healy and Jaycob Brugman. Bauer exited after Brugman’s single with three hits allowed, three walks and two strikeouts on 43 pitches, his most pitches in an inning since 2014.

That was plenty of support for the left-hander Manaea, with the only damage against him in seven innings coming on a two-run single by Michael Brantley in the fourth. Manaea gave up five hits, walked three and struck out eight to earn his eighth win of the season.

“It’s good for me to go out there and try to pitch to my strengths,” Manaea said. “Today was the best game I’ve had with my slider. I’m finally starting to feel comfortable with it, being able to throw it for strikes, being able to throw it 3-2, get swinging strikes on it.”Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

“We all think he’s good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Manaea. “He’s been real tough on lefties. Actually, tough on both, but especially lefties. He’s kind of got some sneak heat to his fastball, and he has the changeup. He’s a good pitcher. He’s going to get better, too.”

On the day the A’s traded key relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Nationals, the Oakland bullpen trio of Daniel Coulombe, Liam Hendriks and callup Simon Castro combined to throw the final two innings and gave up one run on three hits.

Jed Lowrie hit his 10th homer of the season in the third, taking Indians reliever Dan Otero deep to right-center. The A’s added two more in the eighth on Matt Joyce’s two-run single.

For Cleveland, Abraham Paul Hornung Jersey Almonte added a solo homer with two outs in the ninth, and Francisco Lindor had his second career four-hit day, finishing 4-for-4 with three doubles.Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

Cleveland had a leadoff double in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, but could not capitalize, ending the day 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

“When you’re down, you’ve got to play for multiple runs,” Francona said. “We’re not trying to give ourselves up in those Custom Bears Jersey situations, but we had the middle of the order up a few times and just couldn’t do anything with it.”

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Brugman’s big knock: Brugman came to the plate after Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway visited Bauer, who had already thrown 36 pitches in the inning. As Otero warmed up in the bullpen, Brugman worked a full count and fouled off a 3-2 pitch before lining a high-and-away fastball to right for a two-run single and ending Bauer’s start.

“That was huge. It’s always huge to get it to the bullpen early,” said Brugman, who had missed the previous two games due to the stomach flu. “I had to get my timing down since I hadn’t played. I saw some pitches, which is what I wanted to do, and made an adjustment.”

Manaea locks it down: Manaea’s pitch count had reached 111 when he walked Giovanny Urshela in the seventh to bring the tying run to the plate. But the A’s left Manaea in, and he struck out Brandon Guyer on three pitches, completing his day on a good note.

“I was really excited. I knew my pitch count was up, but I had gotten Guyer out before,” Manaea said. “I knew he was my last guy, so I left everything out there. I was thankful he swung over the changeup to get the last out. I was really, really pumped and glad I was able to finish out the seventh.”

“We leaned on him a bit harder, as we’ll do with some of our starters,” Melvin said. “He’s up for that now and has matured into that role, where even though it’s the tying run and he’s got 113 pitches, it was his game. He takes a lot away from that, too. We have a lot of confidence in him.”

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“Overall, I think the runs early were big for us. Whenever you say goodbye to guys like that, there’s certainly some sentiment that runs through the clubhouse. I think the runs early in the game were really important for us.” — Melvin, on scoring four first-inning runs hours after trading Doolittle and Madson

“I didn’t have any feel for anything I was throwing. No feel for how my body was moving, where the ball was going. Nothing.” — Bauer

Bauer’s outing reflects Indians rotation’s inconsistency

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The loss was the fourth in a row for the Indians, who had not dropped more than three consecutive games since July 23-28, 2015 (six straight defeats). Cleveland’s streak of 312 games between losing streaks of four-plus games was the third-longest run of its kind in AL history, trailing the 1931-33 Yankees (346) and 1917-19 Indians (316).

WHAT’S NEXT
Indians: Right-hander Josh Tomlin (5-9, 5.90 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Tribe in a 10:15 p.m. ET Interleague game against the Giants on Monday at AT&T Park. In his last outing on July 6, Tomlin held the Padres to two runs over seven innings. The righty is 9-5 with a 4.51 ERA in 18 career Interleague appearances.

Athletics: The A’s continue their homestand against the Rays at 7:05 p.m. PT Custom Browns Jersey on Monday. Rookie right-hander Daniel Gossett (1-4, 6.23 ERA) takes the mound for his seventh Major League start, only his second at night.

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Terry Francona back with Custom Browns Jersey Indians at workout

OAKLAND — Indians Cleveland Browns manager Terry Francona has put on a uniform countless times over the past few decades. When he did so again on Thursday evening, it did not feel like any other day. After a health scare forced him away from his team for more than a week, it was a moment that Custom Browns Jersey Francona cherished.

“Heck yeah,” Francona said during Cleveland’s workout at the Coliseum. “I was probably a little more excited than everybody else here. I told the guys — you text with guys and stuff — I have a feeling I probably missed them more than they missed me. You can’t help but get attached to everybody.”

Following a heart procedure on July 6 to address an irregular heartbeat, Francona reunited with his team ahead of the Jordy Nelson Jersey Indians’ six-game road trip through Oakland and San Francisco, and will resume managing on Friday. The 58-year-old manager underwent a cardiac ablation procedure after multiple episodes of light-headedness and an elevated heart rate in June.

Francona noted that he will continue to wear a heart-rate monitor during this road trip so doctors can continue to track his progress. He said he had a checkup on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, where he underwent the procedure, and the doctors not only cleared him to travel but encouraged it.

During games on June 13 and 26, Francona’s condition worsened to the point that he left the dugout early and was taken to the hospital. Sitting in the visitors’ dugout on Thursday, Francona said those were not the only times he experienced symptoms.

“I’d get to a point during games where I was going to black out,” Francona said. “Some people were telling me it’s anxiety. I’m probably the least anxietied person ever, so Paul Hornung Jersey there were a few games where I would push through. … Finally, when they realized what was going on, that was helpful.”

After the episode on June 26, Francona began wearing a monitor, which includes a button he presses to note when he felt symptoms. On July 4, the manager went Custom Bears Jersey to the Cleveland Clinic, where he remained until being released last Friday.

“We’re very relieved,” said Chris Antonetti, the Indians’ president of baseball operations. “Thankfully, he was getting world-class care at the Clinic, and they were able to work through a progression of tests to determine that it didn’t appear to be anything major. But, it still causes a lot of anxiety anytime someone’s going through what Tito’s going through, and you’re searching for answers.”Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Francona said the fact that he swims as part of his regular routine may have helped the situation from being worse.

“It probably saved me, because my heart was so strong,” Francona said. “Because, it was beating upwards to 200 a minute, so I think that might’ve saved me. This didn’t happen because of a lifestyle.”

While Francona was recovering, his long-time friend and bench coach, Brad Mills, managed the American League All-Star team to a 2-1 victory over the National League on Tuesday in Miami. Francona said the silver lining to his situation was getting to see Mills and Cleveland’s coaching staff get time in the spotlight.Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

“On one hand, it’s so hard to miss time,” Francona said. “Everybody kept saying, ‘How do you feel about missing the All-Star Game?’ It wasn’t the All-Star Game. It was [being] with the guys. It was our guys. That’s icing on the cake during a season. My responsibilities and my affection is here. So, on one hand, it killed me. On the other hand, knowing that Millsy was doing it with [the other coaches], I was so proud.”Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

Lonnie Chisenhall heads to DL; Jordy Nelson Jersey Tyler Naquin up

OAKLAND — Lonnie Chisenhall enjoyed a breakout showing in the first half for the Indians. His second half has already hit a snag.Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Paul Hornung Jersey The Indians placed Chisenhall on the disabled list on Friday prior to the opener of a six-game road trip through Oakland and San Francisco. Manager Terry Francona, who has rejoined the team after recovering from a minor heart procedure, said Chisenhall would likely miss “a few weeks” with a right calf injury.

With Chisenhall sidelined, the Indians recalled Triple-A outfielder Tyler Naquin, who was already with the team in Oakland for Thursday’s voluntary workout. Cleveland Cleveland Browns could be without Chisenhall and second baseman Jason Kipnis for the rest of July.Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

“[Chisenhall] and Kip were back over the break, working Custom Bears Jersey, getting some work in every day,” Francona said. “So, [Naquin] will be here. This is where the experience comes into play and Custom Browns Jersey is an advantage. We all know him. He knows Chicago Bears us.”

Chisenhall exited Sunday’s game against the Tigers in the fourth inning due to
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Through 64 games this season, Chisenhall has posted a .305/.376/.578 slash line to go with 12 home runs, 13 doubles and 29 runs scored. Chisenhall’s 51 RBIs (in only 216 plate appearances) led the team in the season’s first half. The outfielder missed a little over a week to open the season while on the DL with a right shoulder issue.Vintage 1961 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers Team Color Throwback Jersey Mitchell and Ness.