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Boston Red Sox
Player of the Game: Josh Willingham (2-for-5 with 2 RBI)
The Tribe would have a chance to sweep Minnesota out of town on Sunday, but the Twins had other ideas defeating Cleveland, 5-3. Rookie left-handerPedro Hernandez kept hitters guessing for most of the ballgame as the Indians would tag him for just two runs on three hits through five innings.
Carlos Carrasco (0-3, 7.78 ERA) didn’t pitch bad, but would only last 4 2/3 innings giving up three runs on six hits walking four and striking out three. After gaining the lead and being up by one run before Carrasco exited in the fifth, the Twins would seemingly never look back.
The Bottom 9
No offense. Two runs on three hits against a rookie? In the words ofNick Swisher…come on, bro. The Tribe offense scuffled at the plate, not taking advantage of Hernandez’s control issues early. The Minnesota starter gave up six walks over his five innings, yet Cleveland could only manage two runs to score against him.
Hitless with RISP. T...
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Indians catcher Yan Gomes sat at his locker and finished a cup of beet juice before taking batting practice.
You wouldn’t know he's a rookie by speaking with him, let alone from another country.
Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays this off-season along with infielder Mike Aviles, Gomes has burst on the scene rather quickly with the Tribe in what has become his first full...
Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera told MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian that he feels like he is ready to come back-
Asdrubal said he feels 100%. Hopes to be activated and back in lineup for Indians on Wednesday or Thursday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 25, 2013
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Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been scratched from Sunday's start against Cleveland because of back strain and placed on the 15-day disabled list.
His back stiffened while running during batting practice Saturday. Pelfrey is 3-6 with a 6.11 ERA in 14 starts.
Left-hander Pedro Hernandez has been called up from Triple-A Rochester and will pitch instead. He drove from...
Cleveland Indians' shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, may come off the disabled list sometime during the Indians current road trip.
As reported by Jordan Bastian and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com,
"General manager Chris Antonetti is scheduled to join the team in
Baltimore, and Francona plans on sitting down...
The Brett Myers experiment has been an interesting one. Is he a reliever? Is he a starter? Is he some kind of strange hybrid pitcher? Teams don't seem to know. What is known is that the Cleveland Indians will move Myers back to the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list.
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com confirmed Myers conversion back to a relief role.
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It’s been a short week here in Carolina, thanks to the much needed All-Star break. The Muddies were locked and loaded with interesting prospects from the outset in April, but they were never able to make any sort of run with regards to wins.
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Pedro Hernandez had to hop in a car and drive with his family overnight from Louisville, nearly 350 miles to Cleveland, to join the Minnesota Twins for Sunday's game against the Indians.
The trip was worth it for the left-hander.
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