Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Saturday night.
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Salazar back in Tribe rotation
RHP Danny Salazar has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Saturday against the Blue Jays. The Indians optioned LHP Ryan Merritt to Triple-A Columbus to make room.
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Asdrúbal Cabrera with his first career start at third base. This is his second career game at third base; he previously played third on August 8, 2007 with Cleveland at Chicago-AL.
Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team, and the Cleveland Indians broke open a close game with an eight-run seventh inning to rout the Toronto Blue Jays 13-3 on Friday night.
Indians pitcher Boone Logan has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left back strain.
Indians ace Corey Kluber said his stiff neck was feeling better after playing catch Thursday, and he's hopeful he can start Sunday after missing his turn Friday.
The Cleveland Indians aren't primed to make a big move as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, but they could look to improve their bench.
Buster Posey pinch hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Wednesday.
Eduardo Nunez hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Josh Tomlin struck out five and pitched into the eighth inning to win back-to-back starts for the first time this year, and the Cleveland Indians capitalized on two costly errors to rally and beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Monday night.
Before a conversation between Karl Ravech and Aaron Judge, Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about the Nats' trade for relievers, why the Dodgers, Red Sox and Indians are in a unique spot in the trade market and more. Plus, Todd Radom reveals the 11th best logo of all time.
Almonte, Vargas hit 450-plus foot homers
The long ball once again dominated on Sunday, with three home runs going farther than 430 feet, including Abraham Almonte's ninth-inning blast against the A's.
Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first inning and matched the shortest start of his big league career as the Oakland Athletics beat the Indians 7-3 on Sunday to complete a surprising sweep of the AL Central leader.
Khris Davis hit his 25th homer, a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
The Indians are reportedly evaluating Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray in advance of the July 31 trade deadline.
Sonny Gray helped deliver a shutout win over the Indians, but the A's pitcher said it "would be nice to have some feedback" from the front office as trade rumors swirl around him.
Chisenhall to DL, Naquin recalled
The Indians placed outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall (right calf strain) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10, and recalled outfielder Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Columbus. Chisenhall was injured in Cleveland's final game before the All-Star break. Naquin has hit .309/.372/.496 with five home runs in the minors this season.
If Trevor Bauer and Danny Salazar can't figure it out in the second half, the Indians may have to consider finding another starter to beef up their rotation.
Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team Thursday for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat.
Francisco Mejia is hitting .341/.372/.525 across three levels since the start of 2016, and he's a catcher. His defense might be the only thing holding him back from ranking No. 1.
The Astros are running away with the AL West, while the Giants have struggled. How much do the standings mean at the All-Star break?
Jason Kipnis (.292 OBP) and Francisco Lindor (.312) are great players, but they are miscast as top-of-the-order guys on a team with four players with an on-base percentage of at least .350.