Cleveland Indians lose to Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-0; one-hit for second straight game | cleveland.com - Corey Kluber's 16 scoreless-inning streak comes to an end in 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Monday night. (PD recap - Hoynes)
Monday Recap: Kluber performs admirably but gets nothing in return - Let's Go Tribe - Dan Haren and the Dodgers bullpen picked up where the Mariners left off. The Indians managed only an infield single, wasting a great performance by Corey Kluber. (LGT Recap - USSChoo)
Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers - June 30, 2014 | MLB.com CLE Recap - Indians.com recap - Bastian
Replay gives Indians their only hit against Dan Haren and Dodgers | indians.com: News - Michael Bourn was awarded an infield single in the third inning on Monday night at Dodger Stadium after Terry Francona won a challenge. Seemingly insignificant at the time, it ended up being the Indians' only hit against Dan Haren and two Dodgers relievers.
Ryan Raburn waiting for hot streak: Cleveland Indians notebook | cleveland.com - So are Indians fans.
Jim Ingraham: It’s time for Cleveland Indians to decide direction - The Indians are on the clock.They have one month to decide what they are — contender or pretender?
Nick Swisher says he's going through "uncharted waters' this season with Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - Nick Swisher says it's been a "crazy year' dealing with injuries, adversity and lack of playing time.
Clippers 10, Bats 1: Salazar shows full command of pitches | The Columbus Dispatch - "Yes, this was the best," Perez said. "His fastball today, he had some life on it. His change-up was working. Even his slider — that’s his third-best pitch — it was working today. We were using it behind in the count, ahead in the count. He threw the ball well."
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Jean Kaas, the "Minor League Mama" of West Haven, has died at 90 – SportzEdge.com - In addition to Bobby Cox, the ex-West Haven managers who would do the same in the major leagues were Doc Edwards and Stump Merrill. Edwards led the Cleveland Indians for three seasons and Merrill had the Yankee job in 1978 and 1979.
In Praise of Jeff Manto - Red Wings Hall of Famer (and LGFT) Jeff Manto is a special person.
How has the value of a strikeout changed over the years? | SportsonEarth.com : Eno Sarris Article - With strikeouts headed over 20 percent for the first time this year, we must ask ourselves what this means for the game, and how we value K's compared to other results. Contact was once in -- could it become en vogue again?
A Primer on Tommy John Surgery: Part Two – The Hardball Times - The remaining portion of everything you need to know about the surgery.
Joel Pineiro released by Angels, suspended 50 games for stimulant | HardballTalk - Pineiro was once a solid mid-rotation starter for the Mariners, Cardinals, and Angels, earning nearly $50 million over a 12-year career, but he hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 and at age 35 he looks finished.