11:20 PM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Cleveland Indians' rotation should improve following trade of Justin Masterson

Cleveland Indians' rotation should improve following trade of Justin Masterson

Justin Masterson was struggling so much as a member of the Indians' starting rotation, that his trade to St. Louis could actually make the rotation better.
Plain Dealer 39 mins ago

Trade to St. Louis Cardinals a 'bittersweet' ending to Justin Masterson's tenure with the Cleveland Indians

"I said, 'Uh oh. Either I'm going to get beat, or I'm getting traded somewhere,'" Masterson said.
Plain Dealer 4 hours ago

Cleveland Indians trade pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals

The Indians are sending pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Akron Beacon Journal 8 hours ago

Cleveland Indians trade pitcher Justin Masterson to St. Louis Cardinals for outfield prospect James Ramsey

The Cleveland Indians are trading starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to reports.The Indians will receive outfield prospect James Ramsey from the Cardinals, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Peter Gammons of MLB Network first reported the trade. Masterson, 29, has...
Chicago Sun-Times 42 mins ago
Scherzer helps Tigers to 7-2 win over White Sox

Scherzer helps Tigers to 7-2 win over White Sox

DETROIT — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer in the first and added an RBI single in the seventh for the Tigers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Scherzer (13-3) allowed a run and five hits. He struck out six and walked one. Detroit allowed seven runs in the seventh in an 11-4...
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 14 hours ago

Game 104 Preview: White Sox at Tigers

Max Scherzer looks to get the Tigers back in the win column tonight against the Chicago White Sox. Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 7:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: South Side Sox Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Hector Noesi (5-6,...
Grand Rapids Press 54 mins ago

Tigers 7, White Sox 2: Max Scherzer, early six-run rally help Detroit end four-game losing streak

The Tigers had scored a total of six runs in their previous four games, all losses. Then they scored six runs in the first inning Wednesday night. DETROIT -- The offense got the job done in the first inning. Max Scherzer did his job for seven. Max Scherzer  The Detroit...
Twinkie Town 14 hours ago

Wednesday Twins trade rumors: Kurt Suzuki, Josh Willingham

Here's your morning update, with a little over 30 hours remaining until the trade deadline. Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki continue to be the most talked about commodities out of Minnesota. Here's what's been said over the last few hours. Kurt Suzuki Suzuki rumors haven't changed much since yesterday's reveal that the Orioles were "out" of the sweepstakes. I still find that a curious position, but going by Baltimore's lack of a playoff history over the last decade and a half I probably shouldn't be surprised. At any rate, Jayson Stark's brief mention of the situation jives with yesterday...
Rotoworld 43 mins ago

Report: Willingham staying put with Twins - Josh Willingham (OF) Minnesota Twins

A source tells Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that it appears Josh Willingham is staying put with the Twins through the trade deadline.
KFFL 10 hours ago

Yankees | Talking about John Danks

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is being discussed in trade talks with the New ...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Marlins discussing Danks trade with White Sox - John Danks (S) Chicago White Sox

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports the Marlins and White Sox have discussed a possible trade involving John Danks.
Akron Beacon Journal 16 mins ago
Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

THURSDAY: Mariners 
at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Chris Young (9-6, 3.04) vs. Zach McAllister (3-6, 5.65)FRIDAY: Rangers 
at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Nick Tepesch (3-7, 4.84) vs. T.J. House (1-2, 4.50)SATURDAY: Rangers 
at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Miles Mikolas (1-3, 8.54) vs. Danny Salazar (3-4, 4.96)SUNDAY: Rangers 
at IndiansTime: 1:05 p.m.TV: STOMONDAY: Reds at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOTUESDAY: Reds at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Indians at RedsTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOAUG. 7: Indians at RedsTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOAUG. 8: Indians...
The Detroit Tiger Weblog 16 mins ago
Game 2014.105: White Sox at Tigers

Game 2014.105: White Sox at Tigers

Baseball Reference Game Preview John Danks vs. Drew Smyly Another hilariously unlikely game last night, one that fell our way this time. What novelty will today bring? The first 5 innings worth of Drew Smyly’s last outing against, oh, who even remembers, because they were invisible, was far and away the most stunningly dominant performance […]

Could Lackey follow Lester out of Boston?

It seems a foregone conclusion that Jon Lester will be dealt at some point before Thursday afternoon’s trading deadline, but might John Lackey be heading out of town as well? The Kansas City Royals, a source said, have inquired about Lackey, who is scheduled to start Friday against the Yankees. Because of a unique contract that calls for him to be paid $500,000 next season, a number of teams have checked on his availability. He'd seem like a tough guy for the Red Sox to deal, given all the uncertainty about Lester's future.

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Chicago Sun-Times 21 mins ago

White Sox seem unlikely to pull trigger at trade deadline

DETROIT — Were there more demand for players the White Sox might have to offer, or if the Sox were willing to eat a hefty portion of John Danks’ contract, perhaps manager Robin Ventura would be more anxious about the 3 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday. Danks, just one in a handful of pitchers the New York Yankees are known to be looking at to bolster their rotation, is probably too pricey with $28.5 million owed him over the next two seasons. The...
Plain Dealer 22 mins ago

Cleveland Indians beat Seattle, 2-0, on Corey Kluber's three-hit shutout

Corey Kluber threw his first career shutout on Wednesday to beat Seattle and out-duel Felix Hernandez.
Akron Beacon Journal 22 mins ago
Indians beat Mariners 2-0; Corey Kluber pitches complete-game shutout

Indians beat Mariners 2-0; Corey Kluber pitches complete-game shutout

CLEVELAND: The Indians owed it to Corey Kluber to make sure their starting pitcher earned a win Wednesday night against the visiting Seattle Mariners.Kluber deserved a victory in his previous start last Thursday in Kansas City in which he took a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving up an infield run. He then lost his shutout bid when Ryan Raburn’s crazy spiked ball allowed a run to score and then reliever John Axford gave up a walk-off hit in the 14th inning.The Indians were on a mission to make it up to their ace — even if it meant beating Mariners right-hander Felix...
News-Herald 1 hour ago
Indians Minor League Roundup: July 31

Indians Minor League Roundup: July 31

- Tyler Cloyd hit Donnie Murphy to start the top of the ninth, but that was the only notch against the Triple-A Clippers' (59-53) starter, who ended up with a no-hitter in a 13-0 defeat of the Louisville Bats. Cloyd's 6-strikeout no-hitter was the first no-no for Columbus since Justin Germano's perfect game against Syracuse on July 26, 2011.
Akron Beacon Journal 1 hour ago
Indians deal underperforming Masterson to St. Louis for outfield prospect

Indians deal underperforming Masterson to St. Louis for outfield prospect

CLEVELAND: The look on Mickey Callaway’s face told Justin Masterson all he needed to know Wednesday afternoon about his future with the club.While working out on an exercise bike in the bowels of Progressive Field, Masterson was summoned into a meeting with pitching coach Callaway, the two walking into a room where Indians President Mark Shapiro, General Manager Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona were waiting.“I said, ‘Uh oh. I’m either going to get beat or I’m getting traded somewhere,’ ” Masterson said.The big right-hander soon learned it was the latter, as the men...
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago

Kluber cruises to complete game shutout as Indians beat Mariners 2-0

CLEVELAND: The Indians owed it to Corey Kluber to make sure the club’s ace pitcher earned a win Wednesday at Progressive Field against the visiting Seattle Mariners. Kluber deserved a win in his previous start Thursday in Kansas City in which he took a perfect game into late innings before a crazy Ryan Raburn spiked ball throw allowed a run to score and John Axford dished up a walk-off hit cost Kluber a game in which he dominated the Royals. Thus, the Indians were on a mission to make it up to their right-handed ace – even if meant beating one of the best pitchers in baseball in...
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago

Did Cleveland Indians "dodge a bullet' by not signing Justin Masterson to $43 milion deal?

The Indians traded Justin Masterson to St. Louis on Wednesday. In spring training the two sides came close to signing a multiyear deal, but "couldn't reach the finish line."
Detroit News 2 hours ago

Tigers shake things up with pregame rituals

If you can peer into the Tigers dugout about 10 minutes before each game at Comerica Park, you'll see quite a show. It's the way the Tigers are pumping themselves up for the game that's about to be played — the final stage of their preparation.

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  • 22 Justin Masterson

    Justin Masterson

    Trade to St. Louis Cardinals a 'bittersweet' ending to Justin Masterson's tenure with the Cleveland Indians

  • 12 Corey Kluber

    Corey Kluber

    Cleveland Indians beat Seattle, 2-0, on Corey Kluber's three-hit shutout

  • 5 Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer

    After 6-run first, Max Scherzer does rest as Tigers snap 4-game skid

  • 4 Nick Castellanos

    Nick Castellanos

    Scherzer helps Tigers to 7-2 win over White Sox

  • 3 Trevor Bauer

    Trevor Bauer

    Mariners 5, Indians 2: Trevor Bauer exits early after rough start

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