Cleveland Indians News & Notes - August 6, 2013 - Eight Beautiful Innings

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The sun came up this morning. I checked.

As I was walking in the door to work this morning, a stranger who works in the building and was entering at the same time saw my hat and said, "Man, that was a tough loss last night. Eight beautiful innings and then Chris Perez lost it." All I could do was agree. But those eight innings were beautiful, weren't they? This team can play great baseball. But can it play enough great baseball? Isn't that why we keep watching?

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians - August 5, 2013 | MLB.com CLE Recap: Cleveland recap by Jordan Bastian.

Manager Terry Francona, Indians react to Biogenesis suspensions | indians.com: News: MLB on Monday suspended 13 players as a result of the league's Biogenesis investigation, and many players on the Indians, as well as manager Terry Francona, commented on the situation.

Terry Pluto's Cleveland Indians Blog: This loss to Detroit really hurt because the Tribe played so well | cleveland.com: Chris Perez blew the game, but it was first bad outing in his last 20 appearances.

Jason Giambi, who knows steroids, believes MLB is moving in right direction: Cleveland Indians insider | cleveland.com - Steroids will always been linked with Jason Giambi's name. Following MLB's suspension of 13 players Monday for using performance enhancing drugs, Giambi said baseball is moving in the right direction in its attempt to clean up the game.

Biogenesis-free predictions for the rest of the MLB season. | SportsonEarth.com : Matthew Kory Article - Should you be among that minority that prefers actual baseball to scandal, here's 10 guesses how the rest of the year will shake out.

The Royals have been hot, but they can't really hit. | SportsonEarth.com : Jonathan Bernhardt Article - With two strong months in a row and a torrid winning streak to start August, the Kansas City Royals have quietly crept back into the American League wild-card race. The question now is: Despite their numerous flaws, can they stay there?

A Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta Suspension FAQ | FanGraphs Baseball - Jeff Sullivan analyzes the suspensions.

Former Captains manager Ted Kubiak is a true baseball man - news-herald.com - Profile of Mahoning Valley manager Ted Kubiak

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