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Indians' Francona, 'Zep' prank Rays manager Kevin Cash

There's always a fall guy in every prank. You formulate the prank and think "if anybody asks, we'll just blame it on _____."It seems that's what Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona did when his team visited the Tampa Bay Rays and former bullpen manager Kevin Cash:Now it's completely possible that Marc Rzepczynski, "Zep," was a part of this, but it just seems a little too obvious, doesn't it?
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Indians-Pirates Preview

The hot-hitting Pittsburgh Pirates can match their longest interleague win streak when they face struggling Cleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer at PNC Park on Friday night. Bauer, though, has often shined in interleague games and will try to lead Cleveland to a fifth consecutive victory. Pittsburgh (45-33) completed a three-game sweep of Detroit with an 8-4 victory Thursday, its...
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Two Carlos Carrascos In Two Weeks

Carlos Carrasco‘s Wednesday night ended with a smile, but few others were smiling, as Joey Butler broke up a would-be no-hitter in the ninth with two outs and two strikes. Throw in the fact that Butler’s liner just barely sailed over Jason Kipnis and you could argue Carrasco came as close as you can come […]
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Tampa Bay Rays’ Matt Moore returns from Tommy John recovery, earns no decision against the Cleveland Indians

On Thursday afternoon, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore was back on the mound for the first time since Apr. 7, 2014. The left-hander made his first start of the 2015 season against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery and subsequent recovery. For the day, Moore pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up four earned...
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Aviles' 10th-inning homer gives Indians sweep of Rays

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities. Aviles homered...
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Aviles' 10th-inning homer gives Indians sweep of Rays

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities. Aviles homered...
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7/2 Recap: Kluber K’s 14, But Indians Need Extras to Win

Roster Update: Michael Bourn abandoned his appeal of his one game suspension today, taking it on a day that he usually would have been given the day off anyway. The suspension dates back to June 16th against the Cubs. Player of the Game After getting off to a rocky start, Corey Kluber put together another fine outing, although it wasn’t the near perfection we have grown to expect...
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Greg Allen Finds Success After Learning from One of the Best

Greg Allen was four or five when he started playing baseball, beginning with tee-ball as so many young boys do. Allen, however, was also four or five when he got the idea that baseball could be more than just a hobby. “[That’s when] my dad will tell you I knew baseball would be more than a hobby,” Allen said. “I was watching Major League Baseball on TV and acting out the...
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Cleveland Indians Ride Historic Starting Pitching in Sweep of Rays

Either the Cleveland Indians put on one of the best starting pitching displays or the Tampa Bay Rays gave one of the worst hitting attempts, or...
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July 1, 2015 was a very good day for Cleveland sports fans

Days like July 1, 2015 don’t happen very often in any sports city, let alone Cleveland. Everything that was in play that could have swung up or down ended up kissing the sky. Kevin Love and Cleveland Indians and Iman Shumpert and the pure joy of knowing at least a little bit about a bright future. It was a day where even in the absence of wins and a hangover from the NBA Finals...
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Ball Played: Carrasco’s night, my kind of team

Carlos Carrasco has had one hell of a calendar year. He has had to rescessitate his career as a starter and navigate health issues while maintaining a level of excellence on the field that led to his long-term financial security. The culmination of those efforts came on Wednesday as Carlos Carrasco pitched one out away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays as the Cleveland Indians took...
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Rays stud returns as Indians send Kluber to mound for sweep

The Tampa Bay Rays have managed just six hits through the first three games of this series with the Cleveland Indians - none coming before the sixth inning. Facing the offensively inept Rays could help Corey Kluber earn the victory that's eluded him for more than a month. Cleveland looks to deal host Tampa Bay a fifth straight defeat Thursday while spoiling the return of Matt Moore...
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No No-No: The Much Attempted & Much Eluded Indians No Hitter

Bartolo Colon, September 18th, 2000. Billy Traber, July 8th, 2003. Kevin Millwood, May 9th, 2005. Scott Kazmir, July 24th, 2013. Josh Tomlin, June 28th, 2014. Corey Kluber, May 13th, 2015 and now Carlos Carrasco, July 1st, 2015. None of these names and dates are remembered in the way that Len Barker, May 15th, 1981 is in Cleveland although all were nearly equal in merit. Each one...
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Rays stud returns as Indians send Kluber to mound for sweep

The Tampa Bay Rays have managed just six hits through the first three games of this series with the Cleveland Indians - none coming before the sixth inning. Facing the offensively inept Rays could help Corey Kluber earn the victory that's eluded him for more than a month. Cleveland looks to deal host Tampa Bay a fifth straight defeat Thursday while spoiling the return of Matt Moore...
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Rays Loss Has Been Indians Gain With Anderson

When it comes to truly evaluating a draft pick that was or was not made or a trade that was or was not made, fans, the media and the organizations typically can get a gauge on whether the move was right or not after about two years. Two games or so into a career for any player is impossible to really judge how his career will eventually work out. That said, two games into Cody Anderson‘s young...
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Carrasco Misses No-Hitter by One Out; Indians 8, Rays 1

Carlos Carrasco just missed a no-hitter on Wednesday night against the Rays, allowing a two-out single to Joey Butler in the ninth inning in the Tribe’s 8-1 victory. Carrasco had a perfect game until walking Butler with one out in the seventh; he struck out 13 and departed after Butler’s single. He’s tied for second in MLB with 10 wins.Brandon Moss had a two-run double in the...
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Today in Tribe History: July 2, 1970

1970 – Tony Horton hits for the cycle and the Cleveland Indians defeat the Baltimore Orioles in a 10-9 slugfest. In his seventh Major League season, the Tribe’s regular first baseman had provided a steady .253 batting average, nine homers, and 37 RBI in his first 67 games. His cycle was the fifth in franchise history and the first since Larry Doby in 1952. He was behind much...
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Yet another no-hitter broken up in the ninth inning this season

For the second time in two nights, the Cleveland Indians were on their way to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays, before things took a wrong turn. Last night, Danny Salazar of the Indians took a no-hitter into the sixth before that was broken up. Tonight’s game went much the same way. The score line for the Rays and Indians read 8-1 in favor of the Indians. The Indians scored eight...
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MAX EFFORT: Kipnis gives valiant try at preserving Carrasco no-no

  Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gave a Herculean effort to save the day but fell just short. With two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the ninth of Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Joey Butler slapped a liner, which Kipnis did his all to keep from reaching the outfield turf. After the RBI single, Carrasco showed his appreciation...
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MAX EFFORT: Kipnis gives valiant try at preserving Carrasco no-no

  Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gave a Herculean effort to save the day but fell just short. With two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the ninth of Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Joey Butler slapped a liner, which Kipnis did his all to keep from reaching the outfield turf. After the RBI single, Carrasco showed his appreciation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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4 Keys for the Indians for July through October

June proved to be a rough month for the Indians and the Fighting Franconas, struggling mightily to hit with runners in scoring position, and an entirely new left side of the infield – switching Lonnie Chisenhall (3B, now in AAA-Columbus) and Jose Ramirez (SS, also with Columbus) out with rookies and highly touted Francisco Lindor and Giovanny Urshela at short and third respectively...
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Tribe trifecta thwarts Tampa, achieves MLB first

Cleveland Indians pitching has been nothing short of exceptional in the first three games of a four-game road set against the Tampa Bay Rays. After a sweep at the hands of the Orioles over the weekend, rookie Cody Anderson turned the tide for the Tribe in his second major-league start. A night later, Danny Salazar followed in fine fashion. Then Wednesday night, it was Carrasco who...
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Carlos Carrasco gets Gatorade shower after near no-no

Cookie. pic.twitter.com/8y33X8ggwz — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 2, 2015 Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night. Alas, facing an 0-2 count with two away, Tampa leftfielder Joey Butler broke it up with a looping line drive just over the head of Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis. Indians manager Terry Francona pulled Carrasco...
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Indians' Carrasco loses no-hit bid with 1 out to go at Tampa Bay

  Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians' first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. For the third straight night, the Indians took a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Rays. This time, Carrasco retired...
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Carrasco loses no-hitter with 1 strike to go in 9th vs Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians' first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. For the third straight night, the Indians took a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Rays. This...
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