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  • Sluggers' talks help Walters emerge as power threat

    Zach Walters was hitting in the batting cage at Detroit's spring facility two springs ago, working on his swing during a rain delay. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera wandered over, watched a few swings and then asked the young hitter a question.

  • Indians put faith in surging Carrasco as Astros pay visit

    Turning to an emerging arm in their rotation Friday to begin a three-game home series versus the Astros, the Indians continue their playoff push behind Carlos Carrasco, who will duel with a struggling Brad Peacock.

  • Indians can't support less-than-stellar Kluber

    It says a lot about the kind of season Indians starter Corey Kluber is having that Thursday could be considered a bad day at the office. In what has been an incredible second half for Cleveland's rotation leader, Kluber finally flinched in what would normally be deemed a decent effort. Given the high standards the right-hander has set of late, he looked to be laboring on a day when a lack of run support led to a 4-1 loss to the Twins at Target Field.

  • Gomes exits an inning after being hit in mask

    The Indians were not going to take any chances when catcher Yan Gomes began to feel ill after absorbing a deflected pitch off the mask on Thursday afternoon. In the sixth inning of the Tribe's 4-1 loss to the Twins, Gomes exited with concussion-like symptoms, but the catcher's ailment was not technically classified as a concussion. Gomes was evaluated by a doctor on site at Target Field and will continue to be monitored by the Indians overnight.

  • Francona walks 'fine line' using 'pen at record pace

    During a mound visit on Tuesday night, while the Indians were trying to claw back into the game against the Twins, second baseman Jason Kipnis had an emphatic message for manager Terry Francona.

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  • Game roundup: Nationals claim 10th straight win (The SportsXchange)

    Denard Span scored on a throwing error by Arizona third baseman Jordan Pacheco with one out in the ninth inning as the Washington Nationals beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 on Thursday for their 10th win a row and a sweep of the four-game series. It was the third walk-off win of the series for Washington. The Nationals tied a franchise record for consecutive wins set in 2005. Six of the past seven victories are by one run and Washington has six walk-off wins in the last two weeks.

  • Vargas, Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs Indians (The Associated Press)

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- - Phil Hughes has been pitching with a cracked nail on his right index finger, a common side effect of the sharp curveball he throws. The big righty has done a nice job of holding the Minnesota Twins' rotation together, too. Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading Hughes and the Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday. Zach Walters, who has four home runs and six RBIs in nine games since joining the Indians, took Hughes deep in the fifth to tie the game.

  • Hughes wins 14th, Twins beat Indians (The SportsXchange)

    With 13 victories entering the day, Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has established himself as the best pitcher on the team. A performance like the one against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday is what makes him a true ace. Hughes pitched seven innings of one-run ball against one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, backstopping the Twins to a 4-1 win over the Indians at Target Field. The Twins, losers of four straight entering the game, salvaged the final game of a three-game series.

  • Yankees hold breath about Beltran's ailing elbow (The SportsXchange)

    The last time Carlos Beltran discovered pain in his right elbow, he wound up missing nearly a month. That was back on May 12, when he began hurting after taking some practice swings in the cage behind the Yankees' dugout between at-bats. On Wednesday, the Yankees found out that Beltran's elbow pain returned. Though he was not in the posted lineup made available to the media on the clubhouse door, Beltran was going to start when manager Joe Girardi thought about the order.

  • Nick Swisher undergoes season-ending surgery on both knees (Big League Stew)

    Nick Swisher's frustrating and painful season is officially (and perhaps also mercifully) over after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednesday. The Cleveland Indians announced his status late Wednesday afternoon.    Nick Swisher is undergoing surgery today +Dr Neil ElAttrache performed an arthroscopic debridement in both knees. Full recovery is 8-10 wks — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 20, 2014 Swisher, 34, has been slowed by knee issues since May, leading to his least productive season in the big leagues. In 97 games, Swisher slashed .208/.278/.331, to go along with eight home runs and 42 RBIs. The average is his lowest in 11 seasons, and he was on pace to finish with fewer than 21 home runs for the first time since 2005.  The latter stat speaks to Swisher's consistency over the years, while making it clear that his bad wheels have been a major drain on his production.  Swisher was first placed on the DL on May 27 with a hyperextended left knee. He returned when eligible on June 12, but was given more time at designated hitter as a measure to protect his knees. He also played some outfield, which manager Terry Francona said Swisher preferred, with Carlos Santana becoming entrenched as the team's first baseman. Unfortunately, the wear and tear continued piling, while the production continued sinking, leading to Swisher being placed on the DL on Aug. 10, this time with soreness in his right knee.  Swisher ended up getting two opinions on his knees, and, according to's Jordan Bastian, both doctors recommended surgery on both knees .  After examining Swisher on Tuesday, Dr. ElAttrache agreed with Dr. Rick Parker's assessment (in Cleveland last week) that surgery was the most appropriate route. According to the Indians, Dr. ElAttrache determined that Swisher was suffering from chronic medial knee discomfort in both knees as a result of medial meniscus wear and tear. Swisher is scheduled to begin rehabbing his knees on Friday. Swisher has two years remaining on a four-year, $56 million contract signed prior to the 2013 season. He quickly became one of Cleveland's most popular players in his first season, hitting 22 homers and knocking in 63 runs as the Indians made the AL wild-card play-in game. Both Swisher and the Indians will hope for a bounce back to similar levels in 2015.  "I think he's going to be really motivated," Francona said. "Regardless of how much money you've made, guys want to be good players. He's going to have his work cut out for him this winter, but hopefully getting a head start on it is good." He'll have his work cut out for him for sure, but as long as there's an ounce of energy in Swisher's body, you can safely believe it will be spent on him getting back on the field at one-hundred percent. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813