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  • Francona sets AL record with pitching change

    The phone inside the Indians' bullpen has rung more than any other in the history of the American League. When Indians manager Terry Francona exited the visitors' dugout at Target Field and strolled to the pitcher's mound in the seventh inning on Friday night, he set a new standard for bullpen usage. Marc Rzepczynski's outing against the Twins marked the 541st relief appearance by Cleveland this year, setting a league record.

  • Kipnis day to day with right hamstring injury

    Jason Kipnis was held out of the starting lineup on Friday due to a sore right hamstring, but Indians manager Terry Francona was optimistic that the second baseman would be able to return during the weekend series against the Twins.

  • House looks to help Tribe in WC race vs. Twins

    The Indians hope T.J. House will be able to give them a boost in the Wild Card race when they square off against Trevor May and the Twins at Target Field on Saturday night.

  • Miscue in ninth looms large in Tribe's loss in extras

    Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez bobbled a grounder off the bat of Aaron Hicks in the ninth inning on Friday, allowing a game-tying run to score rather than punctuating a win with a double play. The Twins went on to win it in the 10th inning, when Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off single off Josh Tomlin to send the Tribe to a 5-4 defeat.

  • Raburn's season ends with left knee surgery

    On Friday, Ryan Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, where Dr. Rick Parker repaired a lateral meniscus tear in the veteran's left knee. Raburn is expected to need around six to eight weeks for a full recovery, giving him enough time to be ready for Spring Training.

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  • Plouffe lifts Twins past Indians in 10th (The Associated Press)

    After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs. Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes. You got a lead and you end up losing,'' said starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, who struck out six in six innings. All these losses, they stink.'' Santana led off the ninth with a single off Kyle Crockett (4-1) and advanced to third on Brian Dozier's single to right-center.

  • Indians-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)

    A second straight appearance in the wild-card round is looking bleak for the Cleveland Indians, and they didn't do themselves any favors by letting the series opener with the Minnesota Twins slip away in the late innings. Cleveland turns to rookie starter T.J. House as it looks to bounce back Saturday night at Target Field. The Indians (79-74) are tied with the New York Yankees and trail Seattle, Oakland and Kansas City in the wild-card standings with nine games to play, giving them few opportunities to make up ground. They led by one run heading into the ninth inning Friday, but the Twins tied the game before Trevor Plouffe's RBI single in the 10th gave Minnesota a 5-4 victory.

  • Tigers' Avila remains sidelined with dizziness (The Associated Press)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.

  • Aviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13 (The Associated Press)

    The Cleveland Indians relied on their pitching again, and their offense came alive just in time to beat the Houston Astros. Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Indians a 2-1 win on Thursday night. Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana to set up Aviles' fly to right. Jake Marisnick's throw to the plate was offline, and Ramirez scored easily.

  • Carlos Carrasco strikes out 12 on 98 pitches in two-hit shutout (Big League Stew)

    Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco credits spending "three months" in the bullpen for why he's turned into one of the league's more dominant starting pitchers. That's a long time to hang out somewhere, but it's been worth it. Carrasco is so good right now, he achieved a stat line Wednesday night that only two other pitchers have done in recorded major league history. Carrasco tossed a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 victory against the Houston Astros, striking out 12 and needing only 98 pitches to do it. Maximum dominance and efficiency. The only other pitchers to strike out 12 in fewer than 100 pitches in a complete-game shutout: Sandy Koufax throwing a no-hitter with the Dodgers in 1966 , and Cliff Lee throwing a three-hitter with the Phillies 2011 . All three pitchers coincidentally walked one batter apiece, making for a nice symmetry. The act of tossing a shutout in fewer than 100 pitches is known as a Maddux, as in Greg Maddux, who did it 13 times from 1988 to 2013  and 14 times in his career. Add in the difficulty of a strikeout component, along with the low-hit amount, and what Carrasco did should be called a Maddux-Koufax. (Sorry, Cliff Lee. There must be something else we can name after you. Interestingly, though, Carrasco and Lee were once traded for each other.) Against the Astros, Carrasco allowed just a pair of infield singles to Jose Altuve (of course), along with a walk to Jon Singleton. He retired 17 straight between hits. Via the Associated Press : ''He was so good,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ''He pounded the strike zone and he had a bunch of at-bats where it was three pitches or less. He's commanding everything, so then they started to try to get a little aggressive and he got some first-pitch outs. He pitched with so much confidence and he just attacked the entire night.'' But let's get back to what created this monster. Carrasco, 27, came into the 2014 season with a 5.29 ERA in 40 career starts. Other than being an underachiever, the only other reason Carrasco was known was for being a headhunter . He began the season as a reliever, but since rejoining the rotation Aug. 10, he's got a 1.17 ERA with 59 strikeouts and seven walks in 54 innings. That's even better than teammate Corey Kluber. Credit Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway for helping to mold Carrasco into a good starting pitcher. From Paul Hoynes at  Cleveland.com :