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2016 Schedule
59-42, 1st in AL Cent
Billy Butler... bat flipper (0:34)
Almonte's homer puts Indians up for good (0:26)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The Indians have a legitimate chance of getting back to the World Series with the leagues best starting pitching. With a strong farm system their can be no excuses if they don't land Jonathan Lucroy and Will Smith at the trade deadline. These windows to win don't come often. Just my opinion.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mets made no headway in their pursuit of Jonathan Lucroy today, and signs are pointing increasingly toward Cleveland as the destination for the veteran catcher. Lucroy has to sign off on a deal to the Indians because they're one of eight teams on his no-trade list. But Cleveland needs a catcher, and Lucroy would provide a major upgrade.

Lineup: Indians (58-42) vs. Athletics (47-56)

  • 1. Rajai Davis, CF (R)
  • 2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (L)
  • 3. Francisco Lindor, SS (S)
  • 4. Mike Napoli, 1B (R)
  • 5. Carlos Santana, DH (S)
  • 6. Jose Ramirez, LF (S)
  • 7. Juan Uribe, 3B (R)
  • 8. Abraham Almonte, RF (S)
  • 9. Chris Gimenez, C (R)
  • SP: Josh Timlin, RHP
Daily notes


Indians use 4-run 7th to beat Athletics 5-3

Abraham Almonte scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in Cleveland's four-run seventh inning in the Indians' 5-3 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Indians take lead on Dull wild pitch (0:28)
AP Photo/Morry Gash

Expert picks: Lucroy to the Indians?

Three of five ESPN baseball experts polled see Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy being dealt to the Indians before the deadline. Trade deadline predictions (Insider)

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How 'bout Lucroy, Jeffress to the Indians?

Plenty of teams have been linked to Jonathan Lucroy, but the Indians are the best fit, Jim Bowden writes. Add Jeremy Jeffress to the deal, and the Brewers could net themselves two of the Tribe's top prospects. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's a twist to Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy trade talks: Lucroy's contract includes a limited no-trade clause that allows him to block deals to the Indians, Tigers, Angels, Nationals, Twins, Athletics, Padres and Mariners. Cleveland is the most noteworthy team on that list. The provision in Lucroy's contract doesn't preclude a trade, but it's an additional obstacle the Indians would have to surmount.

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Cody Allen open to changing roles

Allen, the Indians' closer for the last three years, says he's open to pitching in a different role if the team lands a big-name reliever before the deadline. "I'm totally fine with it," Allen said. "I have no reservations. We talked about a few different things just to make sure everyone is on the same page." Cleveland.com

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25912th
On Base Percentage.32316th
Slugging Percentage.4329th
Earned Run Average3.635th
Quality Starts57Tied-6th

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