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Sun Aug 2004:21RHP Josh Tomlin will throw simulated game MondayJosh TomlinSPIndiansFree Agent
RHP Josh Tomlin, who is on the disabled list with a pulled left hamstring, will throw a simulated game Monday. "He's going to face some hitters on Monday," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We'll put it together. Hopefully it's not during the eclipse so anybody loses their eyesight or anything. But we'll get that all figured out. He's handling pitching pretty good. We've got to make sure he doesn't hurt himself doing other things. He's got to be able to field his position, cover first and things. So, we're trying to balance that, because we don't want to slow him down. But we all know Tomlin enough to know that he's kind of willing to pitch through everything, so you've got to keep an eye on him a little bit."
Sun Aug 2004:21RHP Corey Kluber scheduled to start Wednesday against Red Sox, b...Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
RHP Corey Kluber is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Red Sox, but that is questionable. Kluber left after spraining his right ankle covering first base in the sixth inning Friday against the Royals. "He's a little stiff, which I think is normal, but not more than that," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "So, I think (Kluber) thinks he'll make his start. I think the trainers think it's probably 50-50. Which, I guess the good part of that is, 'okay, if he doesn't,' and we'll make plans in case he's not ready. But, maybe he gets backed up a day or two. And I think that's probably the worst case scenario. So, it'll all depend on what he's able to do tomorrow ... he needs to start preparing for his start, and I think sometimes if you can't prepare for it, it probably behooves us to move him back a little bit and let him have a normal five-day cycle."
Sun Aug 2004:21OF Michael Brantley very limited on what he can doMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
OF Michael Brantley is very limited on what he can do. He went on the disabled list Aug. 9 with a right ankle sprain. "He's starting to do some baseball activities, like slowly, like when he's out of the boot," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We'll have a much better update when we get home ... Just like Tomlin, he's gonna be chomping at the bit. We need him so bad that rushing him is not good. I think you know what I mean. We need him, but we don't need to rush him. We need to let him come back and have a chance to be himself because when he is, he's one of the best players there is."
Sun Aug 2004:21RHP Neftali Feliz on disabled list with right ulnar palsyNeftali FelizRPRoyalsFree Agent
RHP Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with right ulnar palsy. It was retroactive to Monday. "I don't know what it is," Royal manager Ned Yost said. "Ulnar nerve palsy? The best they could explain it to me was, 'when you sleep on your arm wrong, and you wake up and it's like asleep?' Well, it hasn't woken back up in two days. It is affecting his ring finger and his little finger. It's not bad. It's probably going to be a four, five-day thing, but right now we can't afford to go short. We just can't, the way things have kind of played out here in the last couple of weeks with the pitching. We're thin down there, and we just can't go short."
Sun Aug 2004:21RHP Trevor Bauer won career-high fifth straight decisionTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
RHP Trevor Bauer won his career-high fifth straight decision. He is 5-0 with a 1.99 ERA since his last loss July 16. While he did not have a clean inning in throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday, he held the Royals hitless in five at-bats with runners in scoring position. He threw 105 pitches, his six straight start with at least 100 pitches.
Sun Aug 2004:21C Salvador Perez getting close to coming backSalvador PérezCRoyalsFree Agent
C Salvador Perez is getting close to coming back. He is on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain. Perez took a full batting practice Saturday. "He's been working really, really hard on his defensive drills," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "I mean, full-go, 100 percent. We said last week he was ready to catch. It was just getting his body back to swinging again a little bit."
Sun Aug 2004:21LHP Jason Vargas took loss, failing to make it through five inni...Jason VargasSPRoyalsFree Agent
LHP Jason Vargas took the loss, failing to make it through five innings. He started the season 12-3 with an American League best 2.22 ERA. He is 2-4 with a 7.15 ERA since.
Sun Aug 2004:21SS Alcides Escobar singled in second inning to extend hitting st...Alcides EscobarSSRoyalsFree Agent
SS Alcides Escobar singled in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 10 games. He is batting .410 with a .452 on-base percentage in the streak, going 16-for-39. Prior to that, Escobar was in a 2-for-32 slump.
Sun Aug 2004:20CF Jackie Bradley Jr. made another of specialty catches and also...Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
CF Jackie Bradley Jr. made another of his specialty catches and also hada pair of singles off left CC Sabathia. He is hitting an American League-best .333 (31-for-93) against lefties this season and has hit .347 against them since May 30. He is batting .301 with a .404 on base percentage in his last 41 games against the Yankees.
Sun Aug 2004:20RHP Rick Porcello, finally getting strong offensive support from...Rick PorcelloSPRed SoxFree Agent
RHP Rick Porcello, finally getting strong offensive support from his teammates, brings a season-high three-game winning streak into Sunday's series finale against the Yankees. Last year, Porcello received more offensive support - 6.67 runs per start - than any pitcher in baseball, went 24-4. The support was then missing this season but the Red Sox have scored 27 runs during his winning streak - after scoring 10 in his previous six starts. He is 0-3 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against theYankees this season - 7-8 with a 3.36 lifetime.
Sun Aug 2004:20LHP Chris Sale, making fourth start of season against Yankees, g...Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
LHP Chris Sale, making his fourth start of the season against the Yankees, gave up a pair of homers and matched a season high by allowing four extra base hits in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees Saturday night. He has faced New York four times and failed to beat them. The Red Sox have scored just seven runs in his five losses. He struck out nine in seven innings and leads the major leagues with 250 strikeouts. "Anytime I give up two homers in a game, it's not gonna work out so much," he said. "Solo shot's not that big of a deal. But when guys get on base, I just gotta be better than that."
Sun Aug 2004:20RHP Sonny Gray officially joins Yankees-Red Sox rivalry when he ...Sonny GraySPYankeesFree Agent
RHP Sonny Gray officially joins the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry when he pitches the finale of the three-game series at Fenway Park Sunday. Gray, who earned his first win as a Yankees in his third start - when his new team finally backed him with some runs, is 1-2 with a 5.16 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox, 0-1 with an 8.38 in two starts at Fenway. He pitched six innings and allowed three runs in defeating the Red Sox in Oakland May 18.
Sun Aug 2004:20LHP Aroldis Chapman demoted from role as closerAroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
LHP Aroldis Chapman was demoted from his role as the closer. "I will use him at any point, similar to what we're doing with our other relievers," manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday night's game. "He said he's here to help us win, whatever it takes. He knows that he needs to get back on track and he's scuffled a little bit, but he says he's willing to do anything. He just wants to win." Through an interpreter after Friday night's latest failure, this one in the eighth inning with his team behind, Chapman said, "I have been through difficult situations where things have not gone my way. This one definitely is the hardest one. But I'm pretty sure I will bounce back."
Sun Aug 2004:20RHP Masahiro Tanaka, out with right shoulder inflammation, tenta...Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, out with right shoulder inflammation, is tentatively scheduled to will come off the disabled list Tuesday night to pitch the second game of the four-game series in Detroit.
Sun Aug 2004:20INF Phil Gosselin recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take rost...Phil Gosselin2BRangersFree Agent
INF Phil Gosselin was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take the roster spot of OF Carlos Gomez. The Rangers got Gosselin on a waiver claim from Pittsburgh Aug. 12. He played in four games for the Express. He batting .150 in 28 games with Pittsburgh this year and is a .272 career hitter in stints with Arizona and the Pirates.
Sun Aug 2004:20OF Carlos Gomez put on 10-day disabled list, retroactive to AugCarlos GómezCFRangersFree Agent
OF Carlos Gomez was put on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 16, for the excision of a cyst behind his right shoulder. Gomez hasn't played for Texas since Aug. 13 because of the injury. Gomez, who is eligible to come off the DL Aug. 16, is batting .251 with 15 home runs and 42 RBIs.
Sun Aug 2004:203B Adrian Beltre delivered RBI single in six-run fourth inningAdrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
3B Adrian Beltre delivered an RBI single in the six-run fourth inning. The hit was the 3,021st for Beltre, which moved him into sole possession of 27th on the all-time hit list. The RBI also moved him past Chipper Jones and into 30th on the all-time list with 1,624. Beltre finished 2-for-3 and is one hit behind Lou Brock for a share of the 26th spot.
Sun Aug 2004:201B Mike Napoli hit three-run homer and added two-run double as p...Mike Napoli1BRangersFree Agent
1B Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and added a two-run double as part of his 2-for-5 night. The five RBIs are one shy of his career high. It's his first five-RBI game since April 22, 2013, when he was playing for the Boston Red Sox.
Sun Aug 2004:202B Rougned Odor 2-4 with three-run homer, solo homer and RBI wal...Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
2B Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, solo homer and RBI walk. Odor now has eight multi-homer games in his career, with five coming this season. It was his third two-homer game since the All-Star break. The big night snapped a streak of 15 straight games without a homer or RBI for Odor. The five RBIs for Odor matched his career high. His five multi-homer games are the most in the American League this year.
Sun Aug 2004:20LHP Martin Perez won third straight start despite allowing five ...Martín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
LHP Martin Perez won his third straight start despite allowing five runs in the first inning. It marked just the second time in his career that Perez has allowed five runs in the first inning. But he allowed just one run over his final five frames and gave the Texas offense a chance to get back in the game. "He was one hitter away from being out of that game," Texas manager Jeff Banister said. "He kind of settled down, gathered himself mentally, really buckled down and just started making pitches. The first inning was quite a challenge for him."
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