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26-22, 2nd in AL Cent

Cleveland keeps No. 9 spot in rankings

The Indians hang on to their spot in the Power Rankings this week, according to ESPN's expert panel. They took 3 of 4 against the division-rival White Sox and briefly held first place in the AL Central for the first time since the beginning of the 2014 season. Week 8 Power Rankings

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Kipnis blasts home run vs. Orioles

Jason Kipnis knocked out a 435-foot home run on Sunday at Progressive Field. The solo shot was the longest of Kipnis' career and only his fourth RBI in May.

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Sunday's longest homers

Carlos Gonzalez had only one previous RBI during May before his two-run, 447-foot blast in the eighth inning. Mitch Moreland's 440-foot long ball landed halfway up the right-field Home Run Porch at Globe Life Park.

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Will Indians get what they want at No. 14?

In his latest mock draft, Keith Law says Cleveland would love to take Puerto Rican shortstop Delvin Perez with the No. 14 overall pick. However, it's unlikely Perez falls that far, so a college pitcher may be on the team's radar instead. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)

Lineup: Indians (26-21) vs. Orioles (27-20)

  • 1. Carlos Santana, 1B (S)
  • 2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (L)
  • 3. Francisco Lindor, SS (S)
  • 4. Mike Napoli, DH (R)
  • 5. Jose Ramirez, LF (S)
  • 6. Juan Uribe, 3B (R)
  • 7. Yan Gomes, C (R)
  • 8. Marlon Byrd, RF (R)
  • 9. Rajai Davis, CF (R)
  • SP: Mike Clevinger, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Is luck behind Napoli's improvement?

Mike Napoli is hitting the ball much better than he did at the start of last season. Is the slugger getting lucky, or is his rebound for real? FiveThirtyEight takes a look at the numbers. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?

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Friday's longest home runs

Jorge Soler's fourth-inning blast was one of three Cubs homers in their 6-2 win over the Phillies. Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list.

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Indians a match for Sean Doolittle?

Although Doolittle has struggled at times this season, his 23 K's in 19 1/3 innings indicate that his stuff is still good. Every contending team needs a quality lefty, but Jim Bowden sees Cleveland as a logical fit here. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)

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Can the Indians contend in AL Central? (2:11)
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Josh Tomlin continues his winning ways

The right-hander beat the White Sox on Tuesday to improve his record to 7-0 on the season. The last Indians starter to begin a season 7-0 was Dennis Martinez in 1995 (started 9-0), ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Robin Ventura on Chris Sale: "He had velocity; he probably had too much of it."

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

43-pitch inning for Chris Sale in the third. Four. Three. Not a typo.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Two-out walk to Jose Ramirez bites Chris Sale as the Indians go up 2-1 after Mike Napoli's triple; Ramirez worked Sale for 10 pitches, getting three balls on sliders. Great AB with big repercussions.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Here at The Cell, Chris Sale will take the bump for the White Sox with a streak of 12 straight quality starts and six straight QS against the Indians.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2337th
Batting Average.25415th
On Base Percentage.32113th
Slugging Percentage.41114th
Earned Run Average3.9012th
Quality Starts24Tied-13th
WHIP1.249th
BAA.2385th

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