Indians 8, Blue Jays 1: Sometimes I’ll talk about a “quintessential [team] win.” When I say that I mean a win that seems like something that someone in the team’s marketing department would dream up. The most obvious version of that is “Team Ace pitches wonderfully, Team Leader hits well and Team wins.” This game fit that mold, constituting a quintessential Cleveland Indians win. In it Corey Kluber fanned 14 Jays in seven and two-thirds innings while allowing one run on five hits while Michael Brantley singled home one run and knocked in two more with a homer.
Kyle Hendricks has returned at the turn of the tide for the Cubs and he brought his sense of humor. Hendricks hasn't pitched since June 4 and is slated to return to the Cubs rotation Monday against the White Sox after missing the last seven weeks with inflammation in his pitching hand. Basically, his middle finger hurt every time he threw certain pitches.
The New York Yankees already made a splash when they acquired Todd Frazier and David Robertson from the Chicago White Sox, but it appears the “Bronx Bombers” might not be finished dealing yet. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Saturday, citing league sources, that the Yankees have checked with the Miami Marlins on the availability of slugger Giancarlo Stanton. While Heyman reported the talks didn’t go very far, the Yankees certainly have the money to take on Stanton’s gigantic contract, which is believed to be weighing the Marlins down. The Yankees have more pressing needs than adding another power-hitting outfielder, but the thought of Stanton hitting in the same lineup as fellow professional