The Indians can't afford to stand pat in the thick of a division race, and a familiar face could offer them reinforcements.
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Buster Olney recaps all of Tuesday's action, including a triple play, a wild finish in Seattle, a walk-off grand slam in Cleveland, a potential audition for Sonny Gray & more.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Taijuan Walker's first career homer paced the competition at 455 feet -- the second-longest by a pitcher this season (Jon Gray, 467 feet). Bradley Zimmer's 435-footer marked his first career grand slam, while Eric Thames' blast ended a drought dating back to July 4.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the 11th inning as the Cleveland Indians, who wasted a seven-run lead, beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-7 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
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The Indians beat the Angels on Edwin Encarnación's 11th-inning grand slam. It was the second walk-off grand slam in the majors this season (Matt Carpenter hit one in April). The Indians joined the Nationals as the only teams with two slams in a game this season, and it was the first time since 1999 that the Indians hit two grand slams in a game.
Josh Tomlin pitched six efficient innings, Carlos Santana homered twice and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight, 6-2 over the tumbling Cincinnati Reds on Monday night in the makeup of a May 25 rainout.
Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 14 in 7 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Saturday night.
Salazar back in Tribe rotation
RHP Danny Salazar has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Saturday against the Blue Jays. The Indians optioned LHP Ryan Merritt to Triple-A Columbus to make room.
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Asdrúbal Cabrera with his first career start at third base. This is his second career game at third base; he previously played third on August 8, 2007 with Cleveland at Chicago-AL.
Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team, and the Cleveland Indians broke open a close game with an eight-run seventh inning to rout the Toronto Blue Jays 13-3 on Friday night.
Indians pitcher Boone Logan has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left back strain.
Indians ace Corey Kluber said his stiff neck was feeling better after playing catch Thursday, and he's hopeful he can start Sunday after missing his turn Friday.
The Cleveland Indians aren't primed to make a big move as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, but they could look to improve their bench.
Buster Posey pinch hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Wednesday.
Eduardo Nunez hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Josh Tomlin struck out five and pitched into the eighth inning to win back-to-back starts for the first time this year, and the Cleveland Indians capitalized on two costly errors to rally and beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Monday night.
Before a conversation between Karl Ravech and Aaron Judge, Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about the Nats' trade for relievers, why the Dodgers, Red Sox and Indians are in a unique spot in the trade market and more. Plus, Todd Radom reveals the 11th best logo of all time.
Almonte, Vargas hit 450-plus foot homers
The long ball once again dominated on Sunday, with three home runs going farther than 430 feet, including Abraham Almonte's ninth-inning blast against the A's.
Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first inning and matched the shortest start of his big league career as the Oakland Athletics beat the Indians 7-3 on Sunday to complete a surprising sweep of the AL Central leader.
Khris Davis hit his 25th homer, a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.