Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in three runs, Alcides Escobar also had three RBI and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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The Indians aren't getting elite defense anywhere, but they've been above average in both center and left field this season. Right field will only improve with Jay Bruce now in the fold.
Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night.
Corey Kluber put together another Cy Young-worthy performance before leaving with a sprained right ankle Friday night, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help the Cleveland Indians rout the Kansas City Royals 10-1 in the opener of their three-game series.
Cleveland Indians left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who has been out since Aug. 2 with right knee patellar tendinitis, has been activated from the disabled list.
Max Kepler made up for a fielding mistake in the top of the inning with the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over Cleveland in the second game on Thursday night to salvage a doubleheader split.
Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis each had three hits including a home run, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Thursday.
The Minnesota Twins still haven't beaten the Cleveland Indians at home this season.
With Jay Bruce now in right field, the Indians are likely to use Lonnie Chisenhall in left field when he comes off the disabled list.
Santana's choice was inspired by another former Indians catcher. "My favorite player is Victor Martinez," Santana said. "He has helped me a lot. I'm very proud for that."
Mejia's breakout in 2016 made him interesting, but it's his continued success this year that now makes him one of the best catching prospects in baseball. Fellow backstop Eric Haase also makes the list.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
With the way the starting rotation is pitching, the Indians probably wish the playoffs would start tomorrow. Danny Salazar threw another gem with 10 K's and one run in seven innings, his fifth straight strong outing since returning from the DL. His changeup and slider continue to be huge weapons and he was still throwing 96 in his final inning. This is the best he's ever looked.
Carlos Santana hit two of Cleveland's five home runs and Danny Salazar continued his strong second-half stretch in the Indians' 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Indians lefty Andrew Miller will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, and if all goes well, he'll join the team in Kansas City on Friday.
Don't look now, but Salazar is on fire
Danny Salazar is just 4-5 this year, and the Indians have lost each of his last two starts, but don't blame it on the righty. Salazar has allowed just four runs and struck out 36 in 25 1/3 innings over his last four starts.
Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to help the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians earn their fourth straight victory, 7-3 over the East-leading Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Amed Rosario called it "a blessing" to have the opportunity to play alongside José Reyes. Amed Rosario llamó "una bendición" el tener la oportunidad de jugar junto a José Reyes.
Indians star reliever Andrew Miller will make a minor league rehab appearance Wednesday at Triple-A Columbus.
With ongoing worries over Jason Kipnis' health added to Michael Brantley going to the DL, the Indians were wise to grab Jay Bruce to reinforce a lineup that has yet to really hit on all cylinders.