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Brantley homers twice as Indians hold on

Brantley homers twice as Indians hold on

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jul 7, 2013
Michael Brantley's two-run homer in the eighth inning off Al Alburquerque helped Cleveland snap a seven-game skid against Detroit and gave the Indians an 8-6 win on Sunday, trimming one game off the Tigers' lead in the AL Central.
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  • Redmond gets first win as Jays roast Twins

    Redmond gets first win as Jays roast Twins

    ESPN.com Jul 7, 2013
    Todd Redmond pitched one-hit ball over five innings for his first major league win and the Toronto Blue Jays hit three home runs Sunday to beat the slumping Minnesota Twins 11-5.
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  • Price goes distance as Rays sweep White Sox

    Price goes distance as Rays sweep White Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 7, 2013
    David Price went the distance to win his second straight start since returning from an injury as the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Sunday.
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  • Tigers place Downs on DL, recall Reed from Toledo

    Tigers place Downs on DL, recall Reed from Toledo

    MLB.com Jul 7, 2013
    The Tigers had to scramble to make a last-minute move in their bullpen Sunday morning, placing left-hander Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with left rotator cuff tendinitis. They recalled right-hander Evan Reed from nearby Triple-A Toledo and go…
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  • Leyland proud of Prince's heads-up double play

    Leyland proud of Prince's heads-up double play

    MLB.com Jul 7, 2013
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland talked like a proud manager Sunday morning about the double play Prince Fielder turned Saturday afternoon. When Fielder tagged the lead runner standing on first base before he touched the bag, he got right what Boston's Dustin…
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  • With Infante out, Santiago takes advantage of at-bats

    With Infante out, Santiago takes advantage of at-bats

    MLB.com Jul 7, 2013
    Now that the Tigers need Ramon Santiago the most, he's swinging like a Major League player. If there's any silver lining to Omar Infante's injury, it's the regular at-bats that allowed Santiago to get going.
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  • Indians designate Carrasco, promote Guilmet

    Indians designate Carrasco, promote Guilmet

    MLB.com Jul 7, 2013
    The Indians designated Carlos Carrasco for assignment Sunday for the purposes of optioning him to Triple-A, promoted Preston Guilmet from Columbus and transferred Lou Marson to the 60-day DL.
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  • Reynolds returns to lineup as slump persists

    Reynolds returns to lineup as slump persists

    MLB.com Jul 7, 2013
    Mark Reynolds was back in the starting lineup Sunday after sitting Saturday for the first eight innings of the Tribe's 9-4 loss to the Tigers. Reynolds entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and struck out, continuing his recent slump.
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  • Indians send Carrasco down day after romp

    Indians send Carrasco down day after romp

    ESPN.com Jul 7, 2013
    The Indians have sent inconsistent starter Carlos Carrasco back to Triple-A Columbus.
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  • Video - Blue Jays Power Past Twins 00:32

    Blue Jays Power Past Twins

    Jul 7
    The Blue Jays piled up 13 hits in an 11-5 win against the Twins.
  • Video - Looking For Relief 01:19

    Looking For Relief

    Jul 7
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down the teams that need bullpen help.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:21

    Web Gems

    Jul 7
    Does Manny Machado's backhanded stop and throw to first beat out Victor Martinez's reigning Web Gem?
  • Video - Brantley, Indians Outlast Tigers 00:32

    Brantley, Indians Outlast Tigers

    Jul 7
    Michael Brantley hit two home runs, including the go-ahead blast in the eighth inning, to lift the Indians to a 9-6 win against the Tigers.

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