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Indians And Twins Split Puerto Rican Series

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The Indians and Twins finished up their two game series in Puerto Rico late last night after the Twins walked off in the 16th inning on a Ryan LaMarre single to top the Tribe 2-1.

The game was a good old fashioned pitchers duel where both starters Carlos Carassco and Jose Berrios went seven innings and allowed three hits over that span. The bullpens for each team were tested from there after as each teams respected relievers would pitch another nine innings until Ryan LaMaree game winning single in the bottom of the 16th.

The lone run for the Indians came in the top of the 14th when Edwin Encarnacion launched his home-run off the left field foul pole. The Twins would then tie the game back up in the bottom half of the 14th when Miguel Sano took former Twin reliever Matt Belisle deep on the first pitch.

Carloes Giusti, Associated Press 

Both bullpens were depleted by the time the 16th inning came around. After Cleveland was held scoreless in the top half Minnesota came through in the bottom half with a leadoff single by Eddie Rosario of of starting pitcher Josh Tomlin who made his first regular season relief appearance since 2016.

Then followed up by a throwing error by Jason Kipnis that allowed Rosario to advance to third and the batter Logan Morrison to reach safely at first and an intentional walk to Eduardo Escobar to make the bases loaded with no body out. Ultimately this lead to Ryan LaMarre singling to center filed to bring in the game winning run and end the 5 five hour contest.

Josh Tomlin suffered his second loss of the year while Minnesota reliever Alan Busenitz got the win.

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The loss marks the 7th of season for the Tribe and also the second in extra innings. The Tribe stand at 9-7 on the young season and now 0.5 game back in the AL Central division to the Twins.

The Indians will take a much needed day off Thursday as they will travel to Baltimore to take on the struggling Orioles who are 5-13 on the young campaign.

Trevor Bauer will get the start tomorrow night coming off his last start where he went seven strong innings and allowed 2 runs against the Detroit Tigers.

Dylan Bundy will get the start for the Orioles who may have 2 losses on the season but has pitched pretty well in the month of April. He has not got much run support this season but the young right hander has a 1.80 ERA and 31 strikeouts through his first four starts.

First pitch of this four game set for the Tribe is scheduled for 7:05 ET tomorrow night. Expect the baseballs to be flying out of Camden Yards this weekend as temperatures are suppose to be in the low to mid 60’s with very little chance for rain, but as we all know it weather is unpredictable.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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Astros Sign Robinson Chirinos to One-Year Deal

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The Houston Astros are signing free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year deal with $5.75 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Chirinos had a career year in 2017 while playing for the Texas Rangers, but had a dramatic dip in production during the 2018 season and was no brought back by the team. Chirinos isn’t considered a defensive stud behind the plate either, and will join Max Stassi in the Astros catching rotation.

 

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Angels Announce Coaching Staff

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The Los Angeles Angels have announced the coaching staff for brand new manager Brad Ausmus.

Pitching coach Doug White, hitting coach Jeremy Reed, and assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten have already been announced as additions to Ausmus’ staff.

Long-time MLB infielder Mike Gallego will work with infielders and coach third base. Jose Molina, the former big league catcher, will work with catchers. Additionally, Jesus Feliciano will be slated to work with the outfielders and former slugger Paul Sorrento will join the hitting coaches team.

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