On An 0-2 Mistake, An Early Missed Chance, An Indians Rally That's Too Little, Too Late | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians dropped their second straight game, falling the Houston Astros at Progressive Field, 4-3. This column presents my takeaways from Tuesday's game. For more baseball analysis and insight, follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Gonzalez Hits 3-Run Homer As Astros Beat Kluber, Indians 4-3Corey Kluber lost for the first time since July 3 after Marwin Gonzalez connected for a three-run homer off Cleveland's ace in the second inning, leading the Houston Astros over the Indians 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Tribe Notes: Josh Tomlin Hoping To Build On Scoreless Appearance, Shawn Armstrong Promoted, Yan Gomes Update, Francisco Lindor's Tune SquadIt may have been just one scoreless inning, but Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin is hoping his appearance in the ninth inning of Monday's game is something he can build on. "It’s just one inning, so next time I get asked to take the ball, I’ll take the mound and try to put up another zero and go from there," Tomlin said. "That’s the only thing I can do at this point.”
On The Indians' Plan For The 5th Spot, The Positives And Negatives Of 'Bullpen Days', Napoli's Big 3-0 | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians had their six-game winning streak snapped, as the Houston Astros outlasted the Tribe on Monday night, 6-2. This column presents my takeaways from Monday's game at Progressive Field. For more baseball analysis and insight, follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Bregman Hits 2-Run Homer, Leads Astros Past Indians 6-2Rookie Alex Bregman continued his hot hitting with a two-run homer in the third inning and the Houston Astros ended the Cleveland Indians' six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night.
Tribe Notes: Indians Add Reliever Kyle Crockett To Expanded Roster, Yan Gomes Update, Astros' Dallas Keuchel ScratchedWith the bullpen expected to play a major role in Monday's opener against the Houston Astros, the Cleveland Indians have added some left-handed relief depth to provide extra protection. The club recalled lefty Kyle Crockett from Triple-A Columbus, the Indians announced on Monday afternoon. The 24-year-old southpaw will be in Cleveland's bullpen during Monday's bullpen day vs. Houston.
Former Cardinals Exec Sentenced To Prison For Hacking AstrosA federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.
Walk Off In The 16th Inning, Missed Chances, Yan Gomes' Struggles, Danny Salazar's Unique Outing | Zuppe's TakeawaysMarwin Gonzalez stepped to the plate with Wednesday's game knotted at three in the 16th inning, and the Astros' first baseman drilled a pitch from Indians pitcher Cody Anderson deep and out of the park, giving Houston the victory over Cleveland in the series rubber match, 5-3.
The Astros Have 99 Problems And Several Of Them Are Trevor Bauer | Zuppe's TakeawaysTrevor Bauer continued his dominance over the Astros in Houston, tossing seven shutout innings, as Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli, Juan Uribe and Lonnie Chisenhall each drove in a run to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.
Trevor Bauer, Indians Blank Astros 4-0Trevor Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings and Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen completed the four-hitter to help the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night for their sixth victory in their past eight games.
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AP: Colby Rasmus Accepts Astros' Qualifying OfferA person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press outfielder Colby Rasmus has accepted the Houston Astros' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, the first free agent to agree to such a deal.
How Does Extension Of Qualifying Offer To Colby Rasmus By Houston Impact Any Chance Of Indians Pursuing Him?If the Cleveland Indians truly had any interest in outfielder Colby Rasmus, the left-handed hitter's price tag just got a little steeper.
Royals Rally On Correa's Error, Beat Astros 9-6 To Even ALDSAlmost out of time and out of the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals realized they needed more than a big home run. They needed a lot of hits — a maybe a little help, too.