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2 hrs ago | Rant Sports

Cleveland Indians Contending Into September Against All Odds

It is Sept. 1 and the Cleveland Indians find themselves in the midst of a playoff race.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Cleveland Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson, Carlos Carrasco

5 hrs ago | Washington Times

Price, Cabrera lead Tigers to 12-1 rout of Indians

Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Bryan Price

9 hrs ago | ESPN

Indians activate Giambi after 60-day DL stint

Giambi was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday for the surging Cleveland Indians , who have moved within 31 2 games of first place in the AL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Cleveland Indians

13 hrs ago | Let's Go Tribe

Indians tighten AL Central race with (sort of) sweep of Royals

The Indians were the AL Central's team of the week, getting themselves back into the race and helping Detroit in the process.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Danny Duffy, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Corey Kluber, Alex Gordon, Bruce Chen

16 hrs ago | Deep Left Field

Can the Indians Ride Pitching to the Playoffs?

Jul 29, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson

20 hrs ago | SoDo Mojo

Fantasy Baseball: Seattle Mariners Wildcard Push

It hasn't been the greatest week for the Seattle Mariners. You would think that returning home would be a great boost to team moral and help aid the team in the playoff run.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball, American League, Detroit Tigers, Felix Hernandez, Dominic Leone

Yesterday | Texas Rangers

Workhorse Lewis looks for consecutive complete games

The Royals have a massive opportunity to rebuild their lead in the American League Central as they begin a three-game series against the Rangers, who have the worst record in baseball, on Monday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Yordano Ventura, Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Miami Herald

Errors doom Tigers in 6-2 loss to White Sox

Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of Detroit's shaky defense to beat the Tigers 6-2 on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox, Rick Porcello, Adam Dunn, Carlos Sanchez

YESNetwork

Quintana helps White Sox take down Tigers

Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the White Sox took advantage of Detroit's shaky defense to beat the Tigers 6-2 after trading Dunn on Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jose Quintana, Carlos Sanchez, Avisail Garcia, Miguel Cabrera, Rick Porcello

Let's Go Tribe

Cleveland Indians Sunday News and Notes: August 31, 2014

From a pitching standpoint, Terry Francona ceded the win if last night's game went into extra innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Josh Tomlin, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians, Cody Allen, Michael Brantley

Southside Showdown

White Sox call up Andy Wilkins and Scott Snodgress from Triple-A

Feb 22, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Andy Wilkins poses for a photo during photo day at Camelback Ranch.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn

Major League Baseball

Ryan tosses six shutout innings for Tigers in debut

Six shutout innings for a Tigers team desperately needing a win, having lost a star-studded pitching duel earlier in the day, will do that.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Avisail Garcia, Miguel Cabrera

Contra Costa Times

Challenged sluggers could decide playoff races

Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, National League Central, Yadier Molina

Cleveland.com

Cleveland Indians Houdini their way to victory over Kansas City...

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Indians played the Kansas City Royals in the second of a three-game series Saturday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Nick Hagadone, Baseball Players, Mike Moustakas, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez

Detroit Free Press

Playoff watch: Royals, Mariners lose; Tigers, K.C. tied atop AL Central

Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn steals second past Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the third inning Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Danny Duffy, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Chronicle-Telegram

Tribe downs Royals in 11th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's getting very crowded at the top of the AL Central. The surging Cleveland Indians have turned the division into one of baseball's best playoff races.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Michael Brantley, Baseball Players, Carlos Santana

BleacherReport

Miguel Cabrera Injury: Updates on Tigers Star's Ankle and Return

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera hasn't looked like his usual all-world self at the plate in 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Miguel Cabrera, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers

Camden Chat

Orioles vs Twins lineups and game preview for August 30, 2014

The Orioles have struggled against the AL Central this year, but they took it to the last-place Twins yesterday with a 9-1 victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles

Detroit Free Press

Game thread: Kinsler, V-Mart homer to give Tigers 3-0 lead vs. Sox

The pitching matchup to open today's double-header in Chicago is a doozy: Max Scherzer vs. Chris Sale, as the Detroit Tigers look to gain more ground in the AL Central against the White Sox .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera

Chicago Sun-Times

Despite White Sox' struggles, Jose Abreu's bat remains hot

Abreu has been the lone bright spot for the White Sox in August, a month that has seen the team go from two games under .500 to 60-74 and one game out of the American League Central cellar.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jose Abreu, Paul Konerko

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