The Indians tallied one run and one hit with runners in scoring position, too little of an offensive effort in a pitcher's duel between the dominant Mike Clevinger and the crafty Ty Blach.
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The Indians erased a 3-1 deficit courtesy of Josh Tomlin's efficient effort and two defensive miscues committed by the second-worst team in the National League.
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Bench coach Brad Mills discussed Jason Kipnis' injury, Erik Gonzalez's progression, the All-Star break and more prior to Sunday's first pitch at Progressive Field.
Mike Clevinger outdueled Justin Verlander while Michael Brantley came through in the clutch to give the Indians more momentum heading into the All-Star break.
The Indians activated Carlos Santana from the paternity list and optioned Shawn Armstrong to Triple-A Columbus prior to Saturday's game against the Tigers.
Timely hitting made its way back to Progressive Field as the Indians cashed in when the opportunity called for it in an 11-2 win over the visiting Padres.
From turning double plays to batting with runners in scoring position, the Indians struggled in all facets of the game in front of a packed house at Progressive Field on July 4.
One crack of the bat was all it took to raise the spirits of the Indians offense as Jose Ramirez launched a two-run homer to knock out Jordan Zimmerman and the Tigers in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.