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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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Yankees’ Luis Severino Alters Diet to Improve Late-Season Energy

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will be entering an important season as he tries to prove that he is a legit ace for a team that bolstered it’s starting rotation this offseason.

And that means a change in his diet.

Severino has altered his diet, cutting a number of snacks, including his favorite twice-fried plantains, out of his diet in an effort to avoid late-season fatigue.

“It’s not easy, it’s tough” Severino said, according to ESPN’s Coley Harvey.

“When you are at the finish line and you feel like you need a little bit more than five days to be ready, you know that something’s going on,” Severino said.

Severino made the decision to change his diet following the Yankees’ Divisional Series lost to World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox.

“Even though I feel like he was certainly healthy, he probably dealt with some fatigue issues with being a young pitcher in this league, and for the second consecutive year kind of getting around that 200-inning standpoint,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

“But in a lot of ways, we saw the normal progression of a young star pitcher. And even though he had some struggles in the second half, he had some flashes where he pitched really well for us, righted the ship a little bit.”

Severino still could be the starter on Opening Day.

“I would say there’s a very good chance of that,” Boone said. “We hadn’t had those kind of conversations exactly yet. But my expectation is that he would be that guy.”

Severino noted that the diet change was hard.

“I hate eating vegetables,” Severino said.


Where I came from, we just eat anything we see in the fridge, fried and fast food,” Severino said. “But we’re eating more vegetables and stuff like that, and get your body going faster and then recover fast. So that’s my main stuff, focusing on my workouts and avoiding doing a lot of weights that maybe make me a lot more tired.”

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Yankees Keeping Tabs on Manny Machado

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Don’t completely count the New York Yankees out of the Manny Machado sweepstakes just yet, because they are simply playing the waiting game.

According to SNY.tv’s Andy Martino, the Yankees are keeping tabs on Machado with the hopes that a golden opportunity arises.

While they aren’t interested in Machado at shortstop, they would play him at third base and move Miguel Andujar to first base should they be able to haul in Machado.

While nothing is imminent, and even though the report states that a deal is unlikely, there is no counting the Yankees out of it just yet as Spring Training approaches.

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Athletics Sign Brett Anderson

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The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with left hander Brett Anderson, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Anderson is taking a physical on Tuesday.

Anderson pitched to the tune of a 4.48 ERA for the A’s last season.

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