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Major League Baseball announced the 2012 All-Stars on Sunday afternoon and the Indians netted two representatives, closer Chris Perez and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
Chris Perez, Asdrubal Cabrera make All-Star team. Jason Kipnis doesn’t make it. #Indians.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 1, 2012
Perez is tied for the AL lead in saves with 23 (in 24 tries) and Cabrera is batting .296 with 11 HR and 40 RBI while playing stellar defense at shortstop.
However, it is fairly surprising that Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis didn’t make the roster, as he’s batting .275 (OPS .786), leads all AL second basemen in stolen bases (19) and RBI (46) and his 11 home runs is second among all AL second basemen (trailing Robinson Cano’s 19).
Even more surprising was that was Kipnis was also snubbed from MLB’s Final Vote in favor of pitchers Jonathan Broxton (Kansas City), Yu Darvish (Texas), Ernesto Frieri (Anaheim Los Angeles), Jason Hammel (Baltimore) and Jake Peavy (Chicago).
[Related: Chris Perez Questions Loyalty to Browns, Opposition of LeBron]
BEST OF MAXIM
We thought that Travis Hafner might be joining the Indians today for their series opener with the Angels. Hafner began his rehab stint with the Clippers on June 27th, but has only appeared in two games. He has gone 1 for 6 in those games with an RBI and 2 strikeouts.
With Lonnie Chisenhall’s injury, it was thought Hafner would be brought back quickly. That isn’t the case-
The Indians have two players going to the All-Star game in Kansas City next week. They believe second baseman Jason Kipnis should be there, too.
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- E. Aybar hit sacrifice fly to deep center, H. Kendrick scored
Top 7th: LA Angels
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By: Eric Grinnell
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Shelley Duncan also homered for the Indians, who had a season-high 19 hits - eclipsing their previous high of 16, set Friday night in a 9-8 loss at Camden Yards.
Chris Davis connected for the Orioles, who have lost eight of 11...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo went 4 for 5 with a homer, scored four runs and collected three RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians past the Baltimore Orioles 11-5 Saturday.
Shelley Duncan also homered for the Indians, who had a season-high 19 hits -- eclipsing their previous high of 16, set Friday night in a 9-8 loss at Camden Yards.
Chris Davis connected for the Orioles, who have...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Sunday.
Aaron Cunningham also homered for the Indians, who took three of four from the Orioles. Cleveland totaled 55 hits in the four games, including eight for extra bases in the finale. The Indians...
Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Sunday.
Aaron Cunningham also homered for the Indians, who took three of four from the Orioles. Cleveland totaled 55 hits in the four games, including eight for extra bases in the finale. The Indians lost four their...
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Player of the Game
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