CLEVELAND Teams

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Corey Kluber has struck out 10 batters in 3 straight games, tying the franchise-record streak for 10-K games within a season, according to Elias. The others? Sam McDowell (Five times), HOFer Bob Feller (twice), CC Sabathia and Chuck Finley.

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Ranking MLB defenses: Indians

The reigning AL champs did themselves a big favor defensively by sending Tyler Naquin down and bringing up Bradley Zimmer to play center field.

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NBA draft night recap

Emmett and Matt look back on the 2017 NBA draft and what surprised them the most from the night.

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Allen returns for Indians

Placed on paternity leave by the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, Cody Allen is back with the club ahead of Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins. To make room on the roster, RHP Adam Plutko was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Williams of Northeastern will play summer league with Cleveland, per league sources. Williams, the CAA Player of the Year, led the conference in scoring and was second in assists. He also impressed in workouts, including one for the New York Knicks. Williams, a 6-3 point guard, averaged 21.4 points, 5.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. For reference: the last CAA POY from Northeastern was JJ Barrera.

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Thursday's longest home runs

Marcell Ozuna gave the Marlins their only run against the Cubs with a booming blast, while Erik Gonzalez's second homer of the season reached the same distance as home runs from two better-known sluggers.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Cavs assistant general manager Koby Altman after a quiet draft night when Cleveland made no picks and no trades: "We came into tonight's NBA Draft with an opportunistic mindset should a situation develop for us to acquire any pick we felt would help improve our roster. While we had discussions specifically focused on acquiring picks tonight, we did not feel any of the draft-related options available to us created an opportunity to improve our team or tie into larger deals at this point. As we do year-round, our group will continue to creatively and aggressively evaluate and consider potential trades and free agent signings that would help us reach our singular goal of winning another NBA championship."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting ideas just now on potential Cavs buyout candidates from @WindhorstESPN with us on the @NBAonESPNRadio broadcast: D-Wade and Melo

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Allen on paternity leave, Clevinger to start

The Indians placed RHP Cody Allen on the paternity list Thursday afternoon, clearing room for RHP Mike Clevinger to come up from Triple-A Columbus and start Thursday night against the Orioles. In seven starts this season Clevinger is 2-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.

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Windy: LeBron's Future

ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst explains why its foolish to worry about LeBron James' future right now, since its undetermined by everyone.

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