Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in the Indians win over the Twins on Sunday.
Bourn raised his season average to .261 with his three-hit effort today against the Twins. He also scored three runs, but he could be scoring more runs if he would steal more bases. After stealing 65 bases the past two years, he has only taken ten bags this year. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the Indians win over the Twins on Sunday.
Brantley is experiencing a breakout 2014 campaign that has seen him swat 20 home runs, hit for a .323 average, steal 22 bases, and drive in 97 runs. He is going to be one of the first ten outfielders off the board next year. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Corey Kluber improved to 17-9 after allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk with 14 strikeouts over eight innings in the Indians win against the Twins on Sunday.
Kluber has been a breakout pitcher this year and has rewarded owners who have done their homework. He will make one final start for the year later next week in an effort to acquire win number 18. Kluber will be one of the top 15 pitchers off the board in next year's drafts. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Marc Rzepczynski pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts against the Twins on Saturday for his first career major league save.
With Cody Allen having blown the save on Friday night, the Indians turned to a Rzepczynski to get the final four outs of the game on Saturday. Although he was successful in his his first career save, it is unlikely he will be used in the role in the future, as Allen appears to have a firm grasp on the closer role this year and beyond. Analyst: Matthew Beck View Profile
Jason Kipnis (hamstring) has not been ruled out for a start in Sunday's game in Minnesota, but Cleveland is being careful with his comeback.
Kipnis has now missed three of the last four games with this hamstring strain. The Indians have an outside chance to sneak into the playoffs and would love to have him back for this final week, but they also don't want him to hurt himself worse. Should they win Saturday, sitting him Sunday is a definite possibility if it means getting him better to play the rest of the way. Consider him day-to-day for now and keep an eye on the lineups over the next few days. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Jason Kipnis (hamstring) is not in the Indians starting lineup on Saturday.
Kipnis had a shot of returning for Saturday, but the Indians will play it safe and give him his second day off in a row. There's a good chance he returns on Sunday, but if he doesn't, he'll likely be back by early next week. Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile
Trevor Bauer allowed three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six batters over six innings against the Twins on Friday.
Despite a solid showing on Friday night, Bauer was forced to settle for a no-decision as he remains 5-8 with a 4.06 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 25 starts this season. Despite his poor record, Bauer is sitting on a 141:57 K:BB rate over 148.2 innings, which makes him a decent strikeout contributor at the very least this year and beyond. He will look to finish the regular season on a high note when he takes on the Royals on Wednesday. Analyst: Matthew Beck View Profile