CLEVELAND (AP) — Closer Cody Allen has been reinstated from the paternity list by the Cleveland Indians. Allen left the team Wednesday when his wife, Mallory, gave birth to the couple's first child. He returned to Cleveland from Baltimore, where the Indians were playing a four-game series. The right-hander is 0-2 with a 2.00 ERA and is 15 for 16 in save chances for the Indians, who have won eight of nine. Right-hander Adam Plutko was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. He was called up on June 16 but did not appear in a game.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter So it continues: The Baltimore Orioles lost 6-3 to the Cleveland Indians and now have allowed five or more runs in 19 consecutive games. They're one game away from tying the major league record set by the 1924 Phillies! I'm not really excited about this streak. OK, yes I am. I kind of feel bad about that, Orioles fans, but it is pretty amazing. Forgive me. Anyway, I hate to bring this up, but with the team now 35-37 and playing so poorly, the question has to be asked: Should the Orioles be sellers, and if they're sellers, do they consider
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on Saturday. Dozier homered into the left field porch on a 3-2 pitch and narrowed Cleveland's lead over Minnesota in the AL Central to one-half game. The Indians swept a four-game series at Target Field last weekend, but the Twins have responded in the first two games of this series. Cleveland's Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 13 and allowed three hits in seven innings, but throwing errors by second baseman Jason Kipnis and catcher Yan Gomes led to two unearned runs in the first. Minnesota used five