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Plain Dealer Jul 26, 2014

John Axford buckles for second straight game as Kansas City beats Cleveland Indians, 6-4

John Axford surrenders game-winning hit for second straight game as Kansas City's Billy Butler hits two-run homer in the eighth inning to snap 4-4 tie.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 26, 2014
Royals beat Indians 6-4 with pinch-hit homer

Royals beat Indians 6-4 with pinch-hit homer

KANSAS CITY: Just when it seemed John Axford had smoothed out the delivery problems that plagued him to the point of losing his closing role for the Indians in mid-May, back-to-back bad outings in Kansas City may have set back his progress.Just as manager Terry Francona has begun to trust the right-hander again in close games in a late-inning setup role, Axford has begun to struggle again. Before Friday’s outing, Axford hadn’t allowed a home run over his last 11 appearances.On Thursday, Axford gave up the game-winning hit in the 14th inning of the Tribe’s loss.On Friday, he dished up a...
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 25, 2014

Royals rough up Indians reliever Axford to send Tribe to second loss in as many games

Just when it seemed John Axford had smoothed out the delivery problems that plagued him to the point of losing his closing role for the Indians in mid-May, back-to-back bad outings in Kansas City may have set back his progress.  Just as manager Terry Francona has begun to trust him the right-hander again in close games in a late-inning set up role, Axford has begun to struggle again. Before Friday's outing, Axford hadn't allowed a home run over his last 11 appearances.   Thursday, Axford gave up the game-winning hit in the 14th inning of the Tribe’s loss one-run loss. Friday,...

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