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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
61-44 3-7 L1
51-50 4-6 W1
50-57 4-6 L2
45-58 7-3 L2
44-61 4-6 W1

Top Indians News

  • Indians' Jose Ramirez: Provides pair of hits, stolen base

    Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Ramirez drove in what proved to be the decisive run, scoring new teammate Myles Straw with a ground-rule double in the eighth inning that gave Cleveland a 12-8 lead. Ramirez also singled and stole second in the seventh, his 11 swipe in 14 attempts this season. The 28-year-old boasts an .867 OPS with 22 homers and 62 RBI in 383 plate appearances this season.

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  • Indians' Austin Hedges: Homers in Saturday victory

    Hedges went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Hedges busted out of a 12-game homerless drought when he took Dallas Keuchel deep for a solo blast in the fifth inning. Hedges also drove in a run with a single in the sixth for his first multi-RBI game of the month. The veteran catcher is slashing just .170/.212/.270 with five homers in 173 plate appearances this season.

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  • Indians' Owen Miller: Pockets first MLB homer

    Miller went 1-for-4 with his first career home run and a pair of runs scored Saturday against the White Sox.

    Miller got the start at second base following the trade-deadline departure of veteran Cesar Hernandez and responded with a solo blast to center field in the fifth inning. It was just the second extra-base hit in 55 plate appearances this season for Miller, who also drew a walk, but he appears to have the first shot at replacing Hernandez at the keystone for Cleveland. Miller was hitting .297/.374/.489 with seven homers in 206 plate appearances this season at Triple-A.

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  • Indians' Amed Rosario: Smacks homer, scores three times

    Rosario went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored Saturday against the White Sox.

    Rosario got Cleveland on the board with a solo blast in the fourth inning, his sixth home run of the season. He also doubled and drew a walk to match his season high with six total bases. Rosario has put together a productive stretch over the past week, slashing .296/.355/.481 in his last seven games.

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  • Indians' Emmanuel Clase: Finishes off wild win

    Clase secured his 13th save of the season Saturday against the White Sox, allowing two hits with one strikeout in 1.2 innings.

    Clase entered the game with one out in the eighth inning with Cleveland on top 12-11, and he recorded the final five outs of the contest. It was just the third time in 45 appearances this season Clase has had to work more than a single inning, but he came through with his sixth consecutive scoreless appearance. The 23-year-old has posted a sparkling 1.85 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 43.2 innings in 2021 while converting 13 of 17 save opportunities.

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  • Indians' Triston McKenzie: Falters on road Saturday

    McKenzie allowed six runs on four hits and three walks over four innings in a no-decision Saturday against the White Sox. He struck out a pair.

    McKenzie was touched up for three long balls, including a grand slam by Seby Zavala in the fourth inning that broke the game wide open and gave Chicago a 6-1 lead. The 23-year-old McKenzie has alternated good starts with bad ones in his four appearances since being recalled from the minors earlier this month. He had managed to minimize the walks prior to issuing three free passes Saturday, but he's also allowed six home runs in his last three outings. All told, McKenzie has posted a 5.57 ERA in July and a 6.11 mark in 15 games (14 starts) overall.

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  • Indians' Ernie Clement: Resting Saturday

    Clement is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

    Clement had started each of the last two games and went 1-for-6 with a run. Owen Miller will start at the keystone and bat seventh.

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  • Indians' Bradley Zimmer: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Zimmer isn't starting Saturday against the White Sox.

    Zimmer will get a breather after he went 1-for-4 with two runs, a walk and two strikeouts Friday. Oscar Mercado will start in right field while Harold Ramirez takes over in left.

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  • Indians' Daniel Johnson: Records steal Friday

    Johnson went 1-for-2 with a stolen base in Friday's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

    The 26-year-old snapped his 0-for-6 skid at the plate with the hit, and he recorded his first steal of the year on his first attempt. Johnson owns a .205/.222/.341 slash line with two home runs, two RBI and four runs scored in 45 plate appearances. Despite Cleveland shipping out Eddie Rosario (abdomen) and Jordan Luplow at the trade deadline, the team's acquisition of Myles Straw will likely keep Johnson in a platoon role at best.

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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Melts down Friday

    Karinchak (7-3) took the loss Friday versus the White Sox. He allowed two runs on three hits, a walk and a hit batter while failing to record an out.

    Karinchak lacked control throughout the appearance, and the White Sox were more than willing to capitalize. The 25-year-old was done after he threw an errant fastball with the bases loaded that hit Jose Abreu in the head, causing the benches to clear. It's another rough outing in a month full of them in Cleveland's bullpen. Karinchak has given up six runs in 10.2 innings with an 11:6 K:BB in July, pushing his season ERA up to 3.18 through 45.1 innings. With Cleveland acting as sellers at Friday's trade deadline, save chances for both Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase may be more rare over the last two months of the season.

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  • Indians' Tyler Freeman: Back on injured list

    Freeman was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a left shoulder strain Saturday.

    Freeman missed nearly a month with the same injury in late June and early July, and he went 5-for-17 with three doubles, three runs and a walk in five games at Double-A Akron since returning from the injured list. However, it's not yet clear how much time he'll miss after the issue apparently flared up recently.

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  • Indians' J.C. Mejia: Walks four in no-decision

    Mejia allowed four runs on four hits and four walks over 4.1 innings in Friday's loss to the White Sox. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.

    Through three innings of work, the only real damage against Mejia was a solo blast by Yoan Moncada in the second. He then coughed up two more runs in the fourth and one final run in the fifth. It was his fifth straight outing giving up four or more runs, yielding 25 runs through 21.1 innings (10.55 ERA) during that span. On the year, the right-handed rookie owns a 7.20 ERA through 13 appearances. For now, he's projected to face the Blue Jays on the road next week.

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  • Indians' Franmil Reyes: Homers, drives in three

    Reyes went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Friday's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

    Reyes got Cleveland on the board early with a two-run single in the first inning before launching a solo blast in the eighth. He's gone 6-for-7 with three homers and five RBI over the last two games, giving him 20 long balls through 238 plate appearances. The 26-year-old slugger is sporting a .942 with 32 extra-base hits and 50 RBI.

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  • Indians' Austin Hedges: Takes seat Friday

    Hedges isn't starting Friday's game against the White Sox.

    Hedges will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Roberto Perez will take over behind the dish and bat seventh.

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  • Indians' Oscar Mercado: Not in Friday's lineup

    Mercado isn't starting Friday's game against the White Sox.

    Mercado will be on the bench for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-1 with three walks Wednesday. Harold Ramirez will start in left field while Daniel Johnson starts in right.

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  • Indians' Peyton Battenfield: Heading to Cleveland

    Battenfield was acquired by Cleveland from Tampa Bay on Friday in exchange for Jordan Luplow and DJ Johnson, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Battenfield was one of the Rays' top prospects and will make his way to Cleveland in exchange for more major-league ready talent. The 23-year-old has a 2.72 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 46:7 K:BB over 36.1 innings (seven appearances) at Double-A this season.

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  • Indians' Myles Straw: Traded to Cleveland

    Straw was traded from Houston to Cleveland on Friday in exchange for Phil Maton, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.

    Fortunately from a fantasy standpoint, Straw gets dealt to a team with one of the least impressive outfield depth charts in the majors, so he should see at least as much playing time as he was getting with Houston. He is an excellent defensive center fielder and logged a .262 batting average and .339 on-base percentage with 17 steals in 98 games. It's even possible he could work his way into the leadoff spot with Cleveland.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .231
(26th)
440
(21st)
129
(14th)
4.55
(21st)

Injuries

Player Injury
S. Bieber SP Shane Bieber SP Shoulder
A. Civale SP Aaron Civale SP Finger
E. Rosario LF Eddie Rosario LF Abdomen
J. Naylor RF Josh Naylor RF Ankle
T. Burns SP Tanner Burns SP Elbow

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