Salazar follows rookie's lead with stellar outing

Right-hander flirts with no-hitter during 7 2/3 strong innings vs. Rays

Salazar follows rookie's lead with stellar outing

ST. PETERSBURG -- Danny Salazar was quick to proclaim his outing in the Indians' 6-2 victory over the Rays Tuesday the best start of his season, but he was equally as quick to give some of that credit to his teammate Cody Anderson.

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Kids are all right: Lindor, Urshela spark Tribe

Rookie third baseman homers, shortstop makes diving play in win over Rays

Kids are all right: Lindor, Urshela spark Tribe

ST. PETERSBURG -- Giovanny Urshela's poise was put to the test on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. As the Indians' rookie third baseman tried to talk to reporters, shortstop Francisco Lindor kept sneaking over and placing a sock on Urshela's head.

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Homers back Salazar's dominant outing

Homers back Salazar's dominant outing

ST. PETERSBURG -- Danny Salazar silenced the Rays' bats and his Indians teammates clubbed three home runs in a 6-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

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Kipnis would be honored to be on All-Star team

Indians second baseman leads AL in hits; adds 6th HR in Tuesday's win

Kipnis would be honored to be on All-Star team

ST. PETERSBURG -- Jason Kipnis probably knew the question was coming, and the Indians' second baseman shook his head and laughed a little when it did finally come up on Tuesday night. Kipnis was asked if he has paid attention to the All-Star fan voting results over the past few weeks.

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McKenzie fulfills 'dream-like moment' by signing with Tribe

17-year-old right-hander taken 42nd overall as comp pick

McKenzie fulfills 'dream-like moment' by signing with Tribe

ST. PETERSBURG -- Triston McKenzie stood up from the bench in the visitors' dugout at Tropicana Field, surveyed the field and flashed a smile. After signing his first professional contract with the Indians on Tuesday, the young pitcher was trying to soak in his Major League surroundings.

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Carrasco gets the ball off extra rest to face Rays

Carrasco gets the ball off extra rest to face Rays

The Indians hope the second time around against Alex Colome is the charm, while the Rays are hoping for more of the same in the third game of a four-game series on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

On June 21 at Progressive Field, Colome (3-3, 4.50 ERA) retired the first 16 Cleveland batters he faced, marking the second-longest perfect-game bid in Rays history, en route to seven scoreless innings of work and a no-decision. In his only other start against the Indians, the right-hander also tossed a scoreless outing, last 6 1/3 innings on his way to a victory.

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Francona encouraged by improved bullpen

Cleveland relievers entered Tuesday with 4th-best ERA in AL

Francona encouraged by improved bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG -- There was a time earlier this season when Indians manager Terry Francona worried that he was to blame for the bullpen's collective struggles. Francona is famous for his heavy bullpen usage, but it is not something he takes lightly.

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Anderson brilliant in second Major League start

Rookie right-hander retires first 19 he faces in win over Rays

Anderson brilliant in second Major League start

ST. PETERSBURG -- Early on, all that is really noticed is the strong rhythm that has been established. As a pitcher moves deeper into a brilliant performance, though, it becomes impossible not to notice when a flirtation with history finds its way onto the field.

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Bats break out to put tough weekend in rearview mirror

Cleveland smacks 13 hits vs. Rays day after being blanked twice by O's

Bats break out to put tough weekend in rearview mirror

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Indians wanted badly to turn the page on what took place in Baltimore over the weekend. In the hours before Monday's game against the Rays, Indians manager Terry Francona went as far as calling a team meeting to begin that process.

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Anderson flirts with perfection in beating Rays

Anderson flirts with perfection in beating Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rookie right-hander Cody Anderson handcuffed the Rays, while the Indians' offense had 13 hits in a 7-1 win on Monday night at Tropicana Field.

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Sizemore stings former team to end perfection bid

Former All-Star with Cleveland homers in 7th for Rays' first hit in loss to Tribe

Sizemore stings former team to end perfection bid

ST. PETERSBURG -- The three All-Star appearances, two Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger that Grady Sizemore amassed over his eight-year career with the Indians has made him a beloved figure in Cleveland.

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Kipnis in need of big ASG ballot push

Kipnis in need of big ASG ballot push

ST. PETERSBURG -- Jason Kipnis will likely be named an All-Star this season for the second time in his career, but the Indians second baseman's inclusion in the Midsummer Classic would require a miracle to come via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

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Francona calls team meeting before game vs. Rays

Club's offense managing only 2.75 runs per game in June

Francona calls team meeting before game vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Indians manager Terry Francona was self-aware enough to know that emotions might envelop his message if he called a team meeting on Sunday night in Baltimore. Instead, Francona jotted down some thoughts and waited a day before gathering with his players.

Prior to Monday's game at Tropicana Field, Francona held a team meeting to reinforce some key points for his struggling team.

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Murata leaves positive impression despite tough debut

Murata leaves positive impression despite tough debut

BALTIMORE -- Toru Murata got through the Orioles' lineup fine the first time around in his Major League debut. The second time around, though, didn't go as smoothly.

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Francona ejected at end of rough day for bats

Francona ejected at end of rough day for bats

BALTIMORE -- On possibly Cleveland's hardest-hit ball of the night, the Orioles' Travis Snider ranged far to his left and completed a full-extension diving grab on a Francisco Lindor line drive to left-center field.

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Tribe blanked in both ends of doubleheader

Tribe blanked in both ends of doubleheader

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles hit three home runs and scored six runs in the fourth inning to complete a doubleheader and series sweep over the Indians with an 8-0 win Sunday that moved Baltimore into a virtual tie for first place in the American League East for the first time since April 19.

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Bauer working to find consistency

Right-hander allows four runs over seven innings in Sunday's loss to O's

Bauer working to find consistency

BALTIMORE -- Trevor Bauer's Sunday stat line doesn't read poorly, but it could have been a lot worse.

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Indians' bats go quiet in twin-bill opener

Indians' bats go quiet in twin-bill opener

BALTIMORE -- Backed by eight scoreless innings from Ubaldo Jimenez, the Orioles rolled to a 4-0 win over the Indians in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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Bourn appeals 1-game suspension

Indians outfielder disciplined for June 16 ejection vs. Cubs

Bourn appeals 1-game suspension

BALTIMORE -- Michael Bourn has bumped into an umpire before to the point where he knew he deserved a suspension and took it without a fuss.

That wasn't the case when he made contact with umpire Phil Cuzzi on June 16 at Wrigley Field and was suspended one game for the incident. Bourn appealed his case in a video conference with MLB officials on Friday, and hopes his message will be understood.

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Webb faces O's for first time since being traded

Right-hander appeared in 51 games for Baltimore in 2014

Webb faces O's for first time since being traded

BALTIMORE -- Indians reliever Ryan Webb was called upon to pitch in Baltimore for the first time since being traded by the Orioles earlier this season in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

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Three HRs behind Kluber not enough vs. O's

Three HRs behind Kluber not enough vs. O's

BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis' only hit of the night was a big one as he delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 4-3 series-opening victory over the Indians at Camden Yards on Friday night.

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Lack of run support not frustrating Kluber

Cy Young winner strikes out 10 over seven innings vs. Orioles

Lack of run support not frustrating Kluber

BALTIMORE -- Corey Kluber says he isn't frustrated. His season numbers tell a different story.

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Tribe's Zimmer selected for Futures Game

Tribe's Zimmer selected for Futures Game

CLEVELAND -- Bradley Zimmer is heading to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

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Indians strong believers in advanced stats

Indians strong believers in advanced stats

CLEVELAND -- Indians manager Terry Francona can remember the first time he watched video of his swing as a player.

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Top prospect Lindor delivers first career blast

Known for slick defense, Indians top prospect powers up against Tigers

Top prospect Lindor delivers first career blast

CLEVELAND -- It was a day of firsts for Indians rookie shortstop Francisco Lindor on Wednesday afternoon.

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Kipnis sets ballpark hit streak record at 28

Indians second baseman owns Progressive Field mark, extends current streak to 19

Kipnis sets ballpark hit streak record at 28

CLEVELAND -- Jason Kipnis has been a consistent force at the top of the Indians' lineup for the past two months. One of his frustrations at times has been that his personal success has not overcome Cleveland's overall offensive ups and downs.

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Lindor, Tribe come out in force for Carrasco

Lindor, Tribe come out in force for Carrasco

CLEVELAND -- Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor stole the show, reaching base four times and belting his first career home run to help Cleveland jump on Detroit's emergency starter Buck Farmer in an 8-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field.

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