Rookie Oscar Mercado belted a two-run homer to highlight a five-run second inning as the host Cleveland Indians recorded an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Tyler Naquin launched a solo homer to cap his fourth straight multi-hit performance for the Indians, who have won 14 of their past 19 contests to move within five games of the American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins. Francisco Lindor ripped a two-run double to help Cleveland post its 10th win in 11 meetings against Detroit this season, with four coming via shutout.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:00 am
The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, his first appearance on a mound since breaking his right arm on May 1. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is on the 60-day injured list. Cleveland manager Terry Francona called the session ”a big step, a good step,” but cautioned that Kluber is still weeks away from potentially beginning a minor league rehabilitation assignment.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 12:23 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm