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Austin Jackson’s 8th inning homer sinks Rays

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Austin Jackson led off the eighth inning with a home run, sending Corey Kluber and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Sunday. Kluber (11-3) struck out nine in seven innings, his 14th straight start of fanning eight or more. He gave up four hits, including a two-run homer to Steve Souza Jr. in the sixth that made it 3-all.

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Indians shut out Rays again, 3-0

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Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Mike Clevinger struck out nine in seven innings Saturday night in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bruce, acquired in a trade from the New York Mets on Wednesday night, drove in the first run with a two-out fly ball that dropped for a double between left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Trevor Plouffe in the first inning.

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Indians hold off Rays 8-7

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Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco left early with an injury, but five relievers kept the lead and helped the Indians hold off the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 Monday night. Carrasco was pulled because of tightness in his left pectoral muscle after giving up an RBI single to Brad Miller. The right-hander allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings and left with Cleveland ahead 7-4. Boone Logan (1-0), who entered in the fifth, retired both batters he faced. Andrew Miller allowed…

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World Series managers already face second-guessing

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Joe Maddon and Terry Francona are among the most highly regarded managers in Major League Baseball. If Maddon and the Chicago Cubs win tonight, he joins the exclusive club of guiding a World Series Champion. A victory by the Cleveland Indians would mean a third World Series ring for Francona, having won with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007. Despite their high stature, both managers will be open to second-guessing for decisions made in Game 6, depending on…

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Indians’ Josh Tomlin pitches game of his life with dad in stands

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When Josh Tomlin‘s night was done and he made the walk to Cleveland’s dugout, his eyes scanned the Wrigley Field crowd searching for his dad. He found Jerry Tomlin, who made it to the World Series – just like they both had dreamed. With his dad watching from a wheelchair, Tomlin pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings Friday night as the Indians spoiled a game Chicago fans had waited 71 years to see by blanking the Cubs 1-0 in Game 3…

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