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Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched well in a 7-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Clevinger pitched six scoreless innings while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran scattered seven hits but was able to prevent the Tigers from scoring. The win raises his record to 13-3, to go along with a 2.54 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 155 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland Indians DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 7-0 win over Detroit on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Reyes blasted his 35th homer in the fourth inning. The young power hitter is batting .245 with 63 runs and 76 RBI this season.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Puig delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give Cleveland the win. The veteran is hitting .265 with 24 homers, 71 runs, 79 RBI, and 17 steals.

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Aaron Civale pitches well

Thu, Sep 19th 5:55am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale pitched well in a 10-inning, 2-1 win over the Tigers. Civale allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Civale's stingy outing lowers his ERA to 1.82 on the season. The rookie hurler was not a well-known name before the season but he now has a 3-3 record over nine starts. He will see the White Sox on Tuesday next week.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Adam Plutko pitched well in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday. Plutko allowed two runs over six innings while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: The young hurler improved his record to 7-4 on the year. He now has a 4.34 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 72 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings of work. He will face the Phillies on Sunday.

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Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Santana ripped his 29th double off Detroit reliever Gregory Soto. The veteran first baseman is hitting .280 with 29 doubles, 34 homers, 105 runs, 89 RBI, and four steals.

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 0-for-5 in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Lindor couldn't get anything going in the win. He has cooled off of late, hitting .156 with two homers over his past seven games. Overall, the star shortstop has a .290 average, 31 homers, 93 runs, 70 RBI, and 21 steals.

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Oscar Mercado homers in win

Wed, Sep 18th 5:27am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and an RBI in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mercado's solid rookie season continues. He is now hitting .282 with a .779 OPS, 24 doubles, 12 homers, 63 runs, 43 RBI, and 13 steals.

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Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Perez went deep off Minnesota reliever Kyle Gibson. The veteran catcher is putting the finishing touches on a career year, hitting .236 with 23 homers, 44 runs, and 58 RBI.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber struggled in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Sunday. Bieber gave up four runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Bieber struggled to keep the ball in the yard as he served up three homers in the start. It was an uncharacteristic poor outing for Bieber, who has turned into a true ace this season. He has a 14-7 record, 3.26 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 245 strikeouts in 201 1/3 innings of work.

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Jordan Luplow homers in loss

Sat, Sep 14th 11:03pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jordan Luplow went 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in a 9-5 loss to the Twins in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Luplow is hitting .277 with 13 homers, 36 runs, and 34 RBI. He is much better against left-handed pitching, hitting .316 with 12 homers against southpaws.

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Adam Cimber picks up save

Thu, Sep 12th 5:57am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians right-hander Adam Cimber got the final out of a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With regular closer Brad Hand back in Cleveland getting an MRI, Cimber was credited with the first save of his career. The sidearmer now has a 5-3 record, 4.27 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 36 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings.

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Cleveland Indians left-hander Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI. Adam Cimber picked up the save against the Angels in Hand's absence.

Fantasy Impact: The team hasn't indicated what Hand's injury is, although they did report that the MRI came back clean. Supposedly Hand wasn't bouncing back after throwing the way he normally does. The team is expected to continue to evaluate Hand but he appears to be okay.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Zach Plesac was dominant in an 8-0 win over the Angels on Tuesday. Plesac tossed a complete-game shutout while striking out five and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Plesac had his way with an Angels lineup that was without Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. The young hurler now has an 8-6 record, 3.64 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 79 strikeouts in 106 1/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland Indians third baseman Yu Chang went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in a 6-2 win over the Angels on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Chang now has his first MLB homer. The rookie infielder has been filling in for the injured Jose Ramirez. He is hitting .220 with the one homer, six runs, and six RBI in 41 at-bats.

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Jason Kipnis homers in win

Tue, Sep 10th 7:09am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in a 6-2 win over the Angels on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Kipnis launched a two-run shot in the second inning to give the Tribe a three-run lead. The veteran infielder is hitting .249 with 17 homers, 50 runs, 65 RBI, and seven steals.

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Greg Allen steals a base

Sun, Sep 8th 7:27am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians outfielder Greg Allen went 0-for-3 with a steal in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Allen has a .226 average, four homers, 27 runs, 25 RBI, and six steals this season. He has been struggling of late, hitting just .167 over his last 15 games.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Carrasco gave up four runs in one inning of relief in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco was making just his second appearance since being activated from the injured list. He served up two homers in the inning, which raises his ERA to 5.51 on the year.

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Jake Bauers homers in win

Tue, Sep 3rd 5:22am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-2 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Bauers is back with the big league club following Tyler Naquin's season-ending knee injury. The young outfielder was a regular for the Tribe up until the trade deadline. He is hitting .236 with 12 homers, 44 runs, 43 RBI, and two steals in 348 at-bats.

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Tyler Naquin was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a torn ACL in his right knee. (Source: Cleveland Indians on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Indians have not yet determined whether surgery is necessary, but he is looking at a six-to-nine month recovery. Jake Bauers was called up to take Naquin’s spot in a corresponding move. Naquin finished 2019 slashing .288/.325/.467 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI, 34 runs scored and four stolen bases in 89 games.

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