Tribe's bats back Anderson's Game 2 gem

Tribe's bats back Anderson's Game 2 gem

CHICAGO -- Cody Anderson turned in his best performance of the season, striking out nine over seven innings of one-run ball, as the Indians claimed a 5-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field in Game 2 of their doubleheader. The teams split, with the White Sox winning the opener, 7-6, but they have lost nine of their past 13.

"That was really good," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "One, we needed a win, but it was nice to see him pitch like that."

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Cody Stavenhagen is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago and covered the Royals on Sunday.

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Ramirez busts out with 2 HRs in doubleheader

Tribe infielder goes deep in last at-bat of Game 1, first at-bat of Game 2

Ramirez busts out with 2 HRs in doubleheader

CHICAGO -- Jose Ramirez came into his eighth-inning at-bat in the front end of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox with only three hits in his past 20 at-bats.

Although the Indians lost, 7-6, Ramirez worked righty reliever Matt Albers for 10 pitches, fouling off three consecutive sinkers before getting one over the plate and sending it into the stands to put his team within striking distance.

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Anderson's spot start turns into top-notch effort

Indians righty puts early-season struggles behind him

Anderson's spot start turns into top-notch effort

CHICAGO -- Indians right-hander Cody Anderson gave up five hits and one run through three innings Monday night, throwing better than he has but looking far from where he wants to be.

But after that third inning, Anderson completely shut down the White Sox. In a 5-1 Indians victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader, Anderson retired his final 12 batters. He finished seven innings, allowing only the one run with no walks and a season-high nine strikeouts.

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Bauer drops in on TV crew with expert-level videobomb

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Bauer drops in on TV crew with expert-level videobomb

Don't let anybody tell you it's easy to pull off a great videobomb. It takes some skill to get it just right.

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer (who has been known to wear boxing gloves in the dugout during games in the past) has that certain videobomb 'it factor." In between Games 1 and 2 of Cleveland's doubleheader against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, he utilized it to perfection.

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In just 9th game in RF, Martinez unleashes laser throw

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In just 9th game in RF, Martinez unleashes laser throw

The right fielder, quite expertly, caught Carlos Sanchez's liner and then doubled off Melky Cabrera with a Statcast™ estimated 95.3 mph, 256.4-foot throw. 

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Tribe looks to undefeated Tomlin vs. Sale, Sox

Tribe looks to undefeated Tomlin vs. Sale, Sox

Chris Sale's dominant start to 2016 is a big reason the White Sox ran out of the gate to seize first place in the American League Central.

But even with Sale at 9-0, the White Sox have drifted closer to the pack, with both the Indians and Royals gaining ground.

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Cody Stavenhagen is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Clevinger shakes off nerves, adjusting to bigs

Indians' No. 7 prospect goes 5 innings in 2nd Major League start

Clevinger shakes off nerves, adjusting to bigs

CHICAGO -- Indians manager Terry Francona said before Monday's 7-6 loss to the White Sox that he wasn't worried about right-handed starter Mike Clevinger.

Before his first career Major League start Wednesday, Clevinger admitted to being nervous to the point that he was getting sick about 45 minutes before game time. He went on to give up four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Reds.

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Cody Stavenhagen is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Despite trio of HRs, Tribe falls in twin bill opener

Despite trio of HRs, Tribe falls in twin bill opener

CHICAGO -- Brett Lawrie launched a full-count, fifth-inning fastball from Mike Clevinger deep into the left-field stands for a three-run homer to give the White Sox control in a 7-6 victory over the Indians on Monday during the opener of a doubleheader between the top two teams in the American League Central. Lawrie connected with Todd Frazier and Melky Cabrera on base and two outs, as the designated hitter reached base five times in the contest.

"I saw a bunch of pitches," said Lawrie, who walked three times and stole a base. "I took a good amount of sliders and curveballs, and that allowed me, when I got to 3-2, to get a fastball, and I didn't miss it."

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Tribe recalls Merritt, Anderson; Joba to DL

Brantley, Carrasco progressing with recovery

Tribe recalls Merritt, Anderson; Joba to DL

CHICAGO -- With Monday's doubleheader, Indians manager Terry Francona didn't want to take any risks with his bullpen, and that meant putting right-hander Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list.

Cleveland recalled left-hander Ryan Merritt to fill Chamberlain's spot and recalled right-hander Cody Anderson as the 26th man and starter for the back end of Monday's twin bill.

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Ogea to represent Indians at Draft

Ogea to represent Indians at Draft

Twenty-three former All-Stars. The winningest pitcher in postseason history. Three pitchers who tossed perfect games. A Most Valuable Player, a Rookie of the Year, a Hall of Fame manager and a Hall of Fame broadcaster.

They will be among team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2016 MLB Draft gets underway on June 9.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tribe's Adams feeling encouraged, comfortable

Righty 4 years removed from shoulder surgery, looks 'phenomenal' in 2016 debut

Tribe's Adams feeling encouraged, comfortable

CHICAGO -- Four years to the day after Indians right-hander Austin Adams had the reconstructive shoulder surgery that changed the course of his career, he stood in the visitors' clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field fresh off an outing that brought nothing but encouragement.

He made his season debut with the Indians on Sunday against the Red Sox and went two innings, giving up no runs and only one hit to go along with two strikeouts. Considering it came against a dangerous Boston lineup, Indians manager Terry Francona called his performance "phenomenal."

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Tribe can't pick up Salazar, loses rubber game

Tribe can't pick up Salazar, loses rubber game

BOSTON -- The Red Sox made Danny Salazar work and then they made him pay. Powered by another big day from David Ortiz, Boston picked up a 5-2 victory over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park to win the three-game series.

Ortiz drove in three runs and collected four hits, including his 514th home run, to help the Red Sox chase Salazar after 109 pitches and 4 1/3 innings. Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a single to right that knocked Salazar out in the fifth.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

Deesha Thosar is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston.

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Tribe Hackathon aims to enhance park experience

Thirteen tech-savvy groups create apps, participate in competition at Progressive

Tribe Hackathon aims to enhance park experience

CLEVELAND -- Even from the back of the room, the celebratory shouts could be heard. AJ Jimenez nearly knocked off his Indians baseball cap as he unleashed an emphatic fist pump. His teammates, Chad Milburn and Tim Zeller, followed him up to the front to collect their prize.

The rest of the crowd at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field clapped in unison, congratulating the group named "Alrighty Fielders" for their feat on becoming the first winners of the Tribe Hackathon.

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Shane Jackson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Mejia on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

Mejia on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week, for the week of May 16-22, is highlighted by a trio of 20-year-old prospects in Willy Adames, Cody Bellinger and Jamie Westbrook, all of whom have excelled this season against older competition in their first tastes of the Double-A level.

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Salazar faces childhood hero one more time

Indians righty happy to pitch to Big Papi, who goes 3-for-3 off him

Salazar faces childhood hero one more time

BOSTON -- All Danny Salazar wanted was one more chance to face Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. During his childhood in the Dominican Republic, before he had dreams of pitching in the big leagues, Salazar rooted for Boston and followed Big Papi's blossoming career closely.

Salazar got his wish and a fan in the first row of Fenway Park's right-field stands got a souvenir. In a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, the Indians starter allowed three run-scoring hits to Ortiz, who belted the 514th home run of his career off Salazar in the fifth inning.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tribe offering ticket discounts to military members

Tribe offering ticket discounts to military members

To honor and thank them for their service, the Indians will offer a special ticket discount to military members and their families. Starting Memorial Day weekend (this Friday-Sunday), military members and their families will be able to save up to 20 percent on tickets to select games.

"Military members and their families have made incredible sacrifices for our country, and this is a small way of thanking them for that sacrifice," said Tribe senior vice president of public affairs Bob DiBiasio in a statement.

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Tribe opts for all-right-handed 'pen

Club options lefty Crockett, recalls righty Adams

Tribe opts for all-right-handed 'pen

BOSTON -- Indians manager Terry Francona has said many times that he does not think a team should carry a lefty in its bullpen just for the sake of having one. That belief will now be put to the test.

Before Sunday's game against the Red Sox, the Indians optioned left-hander Kyle Crockett to Triple-A Columbus and recalled righty Austin Adams from the same affiliate. That gives the Tribe eight right-handed relievers.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Napoli grateful for warm reception in Boston

Indians first baseman receives ovation from Fenway faithful

Napoli grateful for warm reception in Boston

BOSTON -- Mike Napoli only spent three seasons in Boston, but the first baseman has a World Series ring, forever endearing him to Red Sox fans. Now with the Indians, Napoli felt that appreciation when he received a standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd Friday night.

Following a video tribute of Napoli's days with the Red Sox, the first baseman stepped out of the visitors' dugout and doffed his cap during the warm reception.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Lindor overruns fly ball, but makes incredible catch

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Lindor overruns fly ball, but makes incredible catch

By now, it's well established that Francisco Lindor has a preternatural talent for catching uh, everything, so whenever a ball is sent in his general direction, the outcome feels like a foregone conclusion. But that's unfair -- even the greatest defenders make mistakes sometimes. Lindor's not going to make every play, right? Just look at the sixth inning on Saturday, when he overran Blake Swihart's fly ball into shallow left field and …

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Tribe's bats stymied, winning streak snapped

Tribe's bats stymied, winning streak snapped

BOSTON -- Joe Kelly was brilliant in his return to action, firing 6 2/3 no-hit innings before Juan Uribe cracked a double into the gap in right-center to break it up. Mookie Betts backed Kelly with two homers, including a grand slam, as the Red Sox rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Indians on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Even if the no-hitter had stayed alive, Kelly wouldn't have been able to complete the game due to the fact it was his first game back from the disabled list and he was on a pitch count. The righty threw 104 pitches, the last of which Uribe hit for the double.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

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Bradley among top prospect performers Saturday

Cubs' prospect has career-high seven RBIs in win

Bradley among top prospect performers Saturday

Double-A Tennessee pulled off a dramatic comeback win Saturday night as they scored nine times in the seventh and eighth innings to defeat Biloxi, 10-9.

At the center of the Smokies' late-inning rallies was third baseman Jeimer Candelario, who went 4-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles and a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth en route to driving in a career-high seven runs.

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Uribe's hesitation proves costly

Uribe's hesitation proves costly

BOSTON -- Given the way the Indians have played of late, a four-run deficit did not seem insurmountable on Saturday. The Indians have pulled off a handful of comebacks in recent weeks, fueling confidence in the dugout that no lead is safe for the opposition.

In the seventh inning of Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Red Sox, though, a mental mistake by veteran third baseman Juan Uribe opened the floodgates and turned a close game into a blowout. Standing at his locker in Fenway Park's cramped visitors' clubhouse after the defeat, which ended Cleveland's five-game winning streak, Uribe made no excuses for his misstep.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pipeline preview: Sheffield among prospects to watch

Pipeline preview: Sheffield among prospects to watch

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Adam Walker (Twins' No. 10)

Adam Walker has hit plenty of home runs in his career, but never before had he gone deep three times in a game before doing so on Saturday night for Triple-A Rochester. His trio of long balls marked his second multi-homer performance of the week -- he clubbed a pair of homers Thursday -- and he now has five in his last three games. Overall, Walker has homered nine times in 35 games this season for Triple-A Rochester, good for a share of the International League lead, and he'll look to improve on that total Sunday when Rochester takes on Durham at 5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

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Growing up, Salazar rooted for Red Sox

Growing up, Salazar rooted for Red Sox

BOSTON -- As a teenager growing up in Santo Domingo, Indians right-hander Danny Salazar followed one Major League team obsessively.

"In the Dominican, it was either the Yankees or the Red Sox," Salazar said. "The Red Sox were my team."

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Anderson to make spot start Monday

Anderson to make spot start Monday

BOSTON -- In a perfect world, the Indians would let Cody Anderson remain with Triple-A Columbus to sort through his struggles on the mound. With a doubleheader looming on Monday, Cleveland's current circumstances just did not align with the ideal scenario.

Prior to Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that Anderson would be promoted from Triple-A Columbus to start the second game in Monday's twin bill against the White Sox. Rookie righty Mike Clevinger, who recently replaced Anderson in the rotation, will the take ball in the first game.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Kluber extends Tribe's winning streak to five

Kluber extends Tribe's winning streak to five

BOSTON -- Corey Kluber navigated out of some early trouble to turn in a strong start on Friday night, leading the Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

After giving up two runs over the first two innings, Kluber was unscored on for the rest of his performance. Over seven innings,the righty scattered five hits and two runs while walking two and striking out six.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

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Swim training: Lindor makes acrobatic slide

Swim training: Lindor makes acrobatic slide

BOSTON -- Francisco Lindor made his opinion on the matter heard. After pulling off a headfirst, rolling slide at the plate, the Indians' dynamic shortstop sprung to his feet, thrust his arms out and shouted as he waited for home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild to make the call.

"I screamed, 'Safe!'" Lindor said after Friday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.