Player News - Indians

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Corey Kluber held the Astros to two runs in seven innings and earned a 5-4 win on Saturday.

Carlos Correa punished him with a two-run homer in the sixth inning but that was all the damage the Indians' ace would yield in the quality start. He punched out 10 batters without issuing a base-on-balls in the contest. He improves to 7-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 0.84 WHIP after 10 starts. The two-time Cy Young Award winner might make it a trio if he keeps this up.
May 19 - 9:05 PM

Cody Allen gave up a solo home run in the ninth inning but still earned a save against the Astros on Saturday.

He came on with one out in the eighth inning with a runner on second base and got the next two batters to fly out harmlessly. He went back out for the final frame and served up a solo homer to Marwin Gonzalez. Luckily he was protecting a two-run lead. He now has six saves and a 3.38 ERA in 18 2/3 innings.
May 19 - 8:57 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored during a win over the Astros on Saturday.

He doubled and scored in the first inning, then beat out an infield single to drive in a run in the fifth. The third baseman is putting together a monster campaign, slashing .302/.392/.615 with 13 home runs, 31 RBI, 29 runs and six stolen bases in 43 games.
May 19 - 8:52 PM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

He launched the dinger off Dallas Keuchel in the first inning. The veteran outfielder has been riding a hot streak for quite awhile and is slashing .333/.369/.572 with seven homers and 29 RBI in 34 games. This guy can really hit when he's healthy -- the problem is he's had multiple extended stays on the disabled list the last few years.
May 19 - 8:45 PM

Yonder Alonso is not in the Indians' starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Astros.

He'll get a breather against tough Astros' left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Erik Gonzalez will start at first base and bat eighth for the Tribe.
May 19 - 1:20 PM

Edwin Encarnacion, who didn't play Wednesday because of back and neck stiffness, homered off Charlie Morton for the Indians' lone run Friday.

Encarnacion also singled and walked. While he's had a tough time getting on base this year, Encarnacion is nearly on pace for 40 homers with 10 in 39 games (43 team games).
May 18 - 11:17 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back/neck) is back in the Indians' lineup Friday.

Encarnacion missed the last two games with stiffness in his neck and upper back, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup against Charlie Morton and the Astros.
May 18 - 4:48 PM

Trevor Bauer logged 10 strikeouts over eight shutout frames Wednesday in the Indians’ win over the Tigers.

He allowed just four hits and didn’t walk anyone over his 108 pitches. The right-hander didn’t allow a base-runner until the fifth and only gave up one extra-base hit, a leadoff double to Grayson Greiner in the sixth inning. The victory snapped a three-start winless streak for Bauer, who now sports an elite 2.59 ERA over nine appearances for the Tribe. Two of his three victories this season have come against Detroit. The 27-year-old will make his next start a week from today at Wrigley Field.
May 16 - 5:01 PM

Michael Brantley supplied three hits including his sixth home run of the year Wednesday in the Indians’ victory over Detroit.

The Indians’ didn’t need much offense on Wednesday—Trevor Bauer and Cody Allen combined to hurl nine shutout innings—but that didn’t stop Brantley from having another huge game. He singled and scored in the first, drilled a solo home run off Ryan Carpenter in the fifth and singled again in the ninth. Coming off a pair of injury-plagued seasons in 2016 and 2017, Brantley has played like a legitimate All-Star this year, cruising to a .338 average with 10 doubles, six round-trippers and 28 RBI. Kudos to you if you were able to snag Brantley off the waiver wire when he was available in leagues earlier this year.
May 16 - 5:00 PM

Jose Ramirez reached base three times Wednesday in the Indians’ 6-0 victory over the Tigers.

Ramirez was credited with his team-leading 30th RBI when he reached on a first-inning throwing error by pitcher Ryan Carpenter, which allowed Rajai Davis to score from third base. He also walked in the seventh and ripped a single to right field in the ninth for his only hit of the afternoon. Ramirez is having another All-Star caliber year for Cleveland, hitting .296 with 13 long balls, 13 doubles, six steals and 28 runs scored.
May 16 - 4:59 PM

Jason Kipnis doubled and drove in a run Wednesday in Cleveland’s win over the Tigers.

Kipnis plated Erik Gonzalez with a double to right field in the fourth inning and later scored on a single by Roberto Perez. He popped up, flied out and struck out looking in his other three plate appearances. Kipnis has had a quiet year for fantasy purposes, contributing a meager .174 average to go with one homer and 14 RBI. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
May 16 - 4:58 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back, neck) has been scratched from the Indians' lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

Encarnacion was initially set to return to action for the Indians after missing Tuesday's game due to neck and upper back stiffness, but he apparently had some lingering issues during pregame batting practice. Jose Ramirez is now serving as the Indians' designated hitter, with Erik Gonzalez covering third base.
May 16 - 12:53 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back, neck) is in the Indians' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Encarnacion will DH and bat fifth versus Detroit left-hander Ryan Carpenter after sitting out Tuesday's game as a precautionary measure due to stiffness in his upper back and neck. The veteran slugger is batting .304/.360/.543 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 11 games since the calendar flipped to May.
May 16 - 10:34 AM

Indians re-signed RHP Matt Belisle to a minor league contract.

Belisle elected to become a free agent on May 8 after getting designated for assignment by the Indians on May 2, but the veteran reliever has circled back to the organization and will report to Triple-A Columbus. Belisle had a 5.06 ERA in 10 2/3 innings this season out of the Cleveland bullpen.
May 16 - 10:20 AM

Josh Tomlin served up a couple more homers and allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday’s loss to the Tigers.

JaCoby Jones led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run and Nicholas Castellanos’ solo shot with one out in the sixth knocked out Tomlin. The right-hander has now given up 15 home runs over 31 innings this season. Tomlin gets the Cubs at Wrigley next.
May 15 - 11:07 PM


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