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Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

MLB.com Updated Oct 14
Texas has narrowed its managerial search down to three finalists: interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister.
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  • An Orioles Veteran Savors Playoff Runs 17 Years Apart

    An Orioles Veteran Savors Playoff Runs 17 Years Apart

    nytimes.com Oct 6
    Brady Anderson, the Orioles’ vice president for baseball operations, played for the powerful 1997 team that lost the A.L.C.S. to the Indians in six games.
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  • Roundup: With Outfielder’s Help, Jordan Zimmermann Notches Nati…

    Roundup: With Outfielder’s Help, Jordan Zimmermann Notches Nationals’ First No-Hitter

    nytimes.com Sep 28
    Washington’s Zimmermann pitched the fifth no-hitter of the season and the first in Nationals history, a 1-0 gem against the Miami Marlins that concluded with a diving catch.
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  • Youngsters help Tribe cruise in season finale

    Youngsters help Tribe cruise in season finale

    MLB.com Sep 28
    For the final game of the regular season, the Tribe put many of its young players on display. Led by T.J. House on the mound and second baseman Zach Walters' two RBIs, the Indians cruised to a 7-2 win over the Rays Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.
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  • Indians Top Rays 7-2 to End Rough Season

    Indians Top Rays 7-2 to End Rough Season

    nytimes.com Sep 28
    Rookie Zach Walters and Carlos Santana each had two RBIs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday to conclude a disappointing season for both clubs.
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  • Rays prospect Colome stifles Tribe

    Rays prospect Colome stifles Tribe

    Alex Colome made a compelling case for the 2015 rotation in the Rays' 2-0 win over the Indians at Progressive Field. The win ensured that the Rays -- who went 36-45 at Tropicana Field this season -- will have a winning record on the road.
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  • Indians' pitching staff sets new single-season strikeout record

    Indians' pitching staff sets new single-season strikeout record

    Your browser does not support iframes. With Corey Kluber‘s eighth-inning strikeout of David DeJesus, the Cleveland Indians rewrote the history books in Friday night's 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. The strikeout, which came on a 95-mph fastball, was Cleveland'…
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  • Kluber makes closing statement for Cy with 11-K gem

    Kluber makes closing statement for Cy with 11-K gem

    Corey Kluber did his part in trying to save the Indians' season, and the pitcher made quite a statement in the process. On Friday night, Kluber put the finishing touches on a brilliant campaign in a 1-0 victory over the Rays at Progressive Field. Out of…
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  • Indians derail Royals to keep Wild Card hopes alive

    Indians derail Royals to keep Wild Card hopes alive

    Yan Gomes belted a three-run homer in the first and Jose Ramirez's RBI double keyed a decisive fifth as the Indians kept their playoff hopes alive with a 6-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.
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  • Gordon's diving catch stands after Tribe challenge

    Gordon's diving catch stands after Tribe challenge

    MLB.com Sep 24
    With the Indians' season hanging by a thread, manager Terry Francona did not hesitate to challenge a seventh-inning catch by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon on Wednesday night. The play was ruled as stands, but Francona did not want to take any chances.
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  • Yost to set mark for most KC games managed

    Yost to set mark for most KC games managed

    MLB.com Sep 23
    When Ned Yost manages the Royals against the Indians on Wednesday night, he'll stand alone as the man who has directed the team in the most regular-season games. Yost tied Dick Howser at 770 Royals games managed on Tuesday night.
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  • Carrasco apologizes for criticizing Tribe's defense

    Carrasco apologizes for criticizing Tribe's defense

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 23
    Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco criticized his defense in the immediate aftermath of Monday's tough loss to the Royals. One day later, the right-hander regretted his postgame comments and issued an apology through the team.
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  • Yost not afraid to use rookie Finnegan in key spot

    Yost not afraid to use rookie Finnegan in key spot

    MLB.com Sep 23
    Royals starter Danny Duffy, just back from an injury, was finished after six shutout innings. There was a 2-0 lead over the Indians on Monday night, and the seventh inning usually belongs to reliever Kelvin Herrera, who had been worked hard of late. So …
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  • Video - OTL: Frank Robinson 06:02

    OTL: Frank Robinson

    Oct 3
    Forty years after he was named the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball, Frank Robinson reflects on the state of African-Americans in baseball today.
  • Video - Sport Science: 'The Catch' 02:23

    Sport Science: 'The Catch'

    Sep 30
    Sept. 29 marked the 60th anniversary of Willie Mays' iconic grab. ESPN "Sport Science" examines this legendary moment.
  • Video - Kluber Shuts Down Rays 00:55

    Kluber Shuts Down Rays

    Sep 26
    Corey Kluber struck out 11 over eight scoreless innings in the Indians' 1-0 win over the Rays.
  • Video - Award Winners 03:52

    Award Winners

    Sep 25
    The Baseball Tonight crew breaks down its picks for NL CY Young and MVP and AL CY Young and MVP.

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