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Top Emmanuel Clase News

  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Notches 44th save

    Clase picked up the save Friday against the Tigers. He allowed one run on one hit over one inning without walking or striking out a batter.

    Clase yielded a 391-foot solo homer to Spencer Torkelson to lead off the ninth inning before promptly retiring the next three Detroit batters. Although he has secured a career-high 44 saves, the Cleveland closer has struggled a bit this year, posting a career-worst 3.14 ERA and 8.0 K/9 (compared to a career 1.47 ERA and 9.3 K/9 prior to the season). Clase been especially shaky in September with a 4.63 ERA and 5.4 K/9 over 11.2 innings.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Nabs 43rd save

    Clase picked up the save Wednesday against Cincinnati. He allowed one hit over a scoreless inning while not recording any strikeouts or walks.

    Clase allowed a hit to Noelvi Marte in the second at-bat after entering the contest with a one-run lead in the top of the ninth, but lucked out when Marte was thrown out trying to stretch it to a double. The right-handed reliever was then able to retire the next batter and secure his league-leading 43rd save of the season, needing only seven pitches in total to get through the frame. Clase has now converted four of his last five save attempts but he's also allowed at least one hit in five straight appearances.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Collects win after 12th blown save

    Clase (3-9) blew the save but picked up the win in Friday's 9-8 victory over the Orioles, giving up two runs on two hits in an inning of relief. He struck out one.

    The right-hander had Baltimore down to its final strike in the top of the ninth inning before hitting Anthony Santander with a pitch, followed by a single, a wild pitch and a double. Fortunately for Clase, Cleveland had one more burst of offense left in it in the bottom of the frame. The closer leads the majors with 42 saves but also has an MLB-high 12 blown saves, with Colorado setup man Jake Bird being the only other reliever in double digits, and Clase's 3.18 ERA this year is nearly two runs higher than his 1.36 mark from 2022.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Locks down 42nd save

    Clase picked up the save Thursday against the Orioles. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two over a scoreless inning.

    After the first two Orioles reached safely in the ninth, Clase rebounded to strike out his next two batters before coaxing a game-ending flyout from Gunnar Henderson. Clase remains the lone closer with over 40 saves on the year. He's allowed just one earned run in his last six outings (five innings), lowering his ERA to 2.97 with a 1.15 WHIP and 63:16 K:BB across 69.2 innings this season.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Converts for save No. 41

    Clase picked up the save Saturday against Texas. He allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning.

    Clase now owns four more saves than any other closer in baseball with 41 despite having blown two of his last five save opportunities. The 25-year-old has solidified himself as one of baseball's best ninth-inning arms, having corralled 40 or more saves in back-to-back seasons while owning a career ERA of 1.92.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Records 40th save

    Clase pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Giants.

    Clase needed 13 pitches (eight strikes) to complete the clean inning just a day after he blew a save in the 10th inning. This was Clase's 40th save of the season -- he's the first to reach that mark in 2023, though he's also blown a major-league-leading 11 saves in 69 appearances. The Guardians closer has allowed six runs (four earned) over his last 9.1 innings and has a 3.11 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 58:15 K:BB through 66.2 innings overall.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Falters again Monday

    Clase (2-9) failed to record an out Monday versus the Giants, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits to take a blown save and the loss.

    Clase gave up back-to-back RBI singles to Blake Sabol and LaMonte Wade, surrendering the one-run lead the Guardians had taken in the top of the 10th inning. This was Clase's second blown save in his last three appearances, and he's up to 11 blown saves while converting a major-league leading 39 saves this season. He's at a 3.15 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 58:15 K:BB through 66.2 innings. Despite his struggles this year, the Guardians have stood by the 25-year-old in the closer role throughout the campaign, and it seems unlikely he'd lose the gig this late in the year with the team's playoff hopes already quite faint.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Bounces back Friday

    Clase pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-3 win over the Angels. He did not strike out a batter.

    Clase needed 15 pitches to complete the clean inning just a day after he was tagged for two runs in two-thirds of an inning in a blown save. The right-hander still leads the majors with 39 saves, but he's also blown 10 chances in a less-than-dominant campaign. He has a 3.02 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 58:15 K:BB through 65.2 innings this season.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Tagged with 10th blown save

    Clase (2-8) blew a save and took the loss against the Angels on Thursday, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning.

    Clase entered in the ninth frame to try to protect a 2-1 lead but couldn't get the job done. Los Angeles racked up three straight hits with one out to score the game-tying run, and the contest ended when Randal Grichuk singled home the game-winning score with two outs. Clase had been pitching very well coming into Thursday, converting each of his previous seven save chances and allowing just one run over 10.2 innings during that stretch. He leads the majors in both saves (38) and blown saves (10) on the campaign.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Secures 38th save

    Clase picked up the save in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Twins, striking out one over a perfect inning.

    Clase ran right through the middle of the Twins' lineup after entering the contest with a one-run lead in the ninth, needing only 10 pitches to wrap things up and secure his league-leading 38th save of the season. The right-handed reliever has not allowed any hits or walks in four straight appearances and has now converted each of his last seven save opportunities.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Snags save Friday

    Clase tossed a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rays on Friday.

    Clase forced three quick outs on 10 pitches to finish off the 3-2 victory. He's allowed just one run over his last 8.2 frames and has converted six straight save chances. Clase now has an MLB-leading 37 saves with a 2.90 ERA across 62 innings.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Grabs league-leading 36th save

    Clase picked up the save Wednesday against the Twins, striking out one over a perfect inning.

    Clase needed just 11 pitches to get through the back end of the Twins' lineup and record his league-leading 36th save of the season. He threw strikes on eight of those pitches and has now converted each of his last five save opportunities. Despite blowing two saves this month, Clase has still maintained a 2.92 ERA in August to go along with a 14:2 K:BB.

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  • Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Notches 35th save

    Clase picked up the save Tuesday against the Twins despite allowing a run on one hit in the ninth inning.

    Clase would give up a solo homer to Michael Taylor before rebounding to record the final two outs, closing out a 4-2 Cleveland win. The home run marked the first earned run Clase's surrendered in his last six appearances (6.2 innings). He's now up to 35 saves, tied for most in the league, with a 3.00 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 56:14 K:BB across 60 innings this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
Age: 25
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R