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Guardians' Ramon Laureano: Picks up 10th steal
Laureano went 1-for-4 with a stolen base,a run scored and three strikeouts in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.
The steal was Laureano's first since Aug. 10. The outfielder is hitting .250 with six extra-base hits and five RBI over 19 contests in September while serving as a fourth outfielder. He's at a .226/.302/.376 slash line with 10 steals, nine home runs, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored through 102 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Tyler Freeman: Productive in win
Freeman went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.
Freeman got the Guardians on the board with an RBI single in the bottom of the second to score Ramon Laureano and later came around to score the team's second run after stealing second. It was only the third baseman's seventh hit this month, where he's now batting .200 with six RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Shane Bieber: Earns win with dominant performance
Bieber (6-6) earned the win Wednesday, allowing one run on five hits over six innings against the Reds. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
Bieber allowed only one hit over the first four innings and didn't surrender a run until the sixth, after Cleveland had already jumped out to a four-run lead. The right-hander had given up four runs in each of his last three starts coming in, and it marked his first start with one or fewer runs allowed since June 29. Bieber now carries a 4.09 ERA through two September starts to go along with a 12:1 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Gavin Williams: Not starting again this season
Williams isn't listed as one of the Guardians' three scheduled starting pitchers for the team's season-closing series with the Tigers this weekend, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Williams last pitched Sept. 17, and though the Guardians haven't provided a clear update on his status, the 24-year-old rookie has presumably been dropped from the rotation for workload management reasons now that the team has been eliminated from playoff contention. Since he's still part of the 28-man active roster, Williams could be available out of the bullpen for the final three games of the season, though the Guardians may prefer to stay away from him. If Williams has in fact been shut down, he'll close the campaign with a 3-5 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 81:37 K:BB across 82 innings with Cleveland following his June promotion from Triple-A Columbus. Williams should be assured an Opening Day rotation spot in 2024 on the heels of a strong first season in the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Gabriel Arias: Suffers fractured wrist
Cleveland placed Arias on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a fractured right wrist.
Arias suffered the injury in the fourth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Reds and will finish the 2023 campaign with a .210/.275/.352 slash line, 10 homers, 26 RBI, three steals and 36 runs in 122 major-league games. Brayan Rocchio has been summoned from Triple-A Columbus to help out at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Recalled from Columbus
Cleveland recalled Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
Rocchio will start at shortstop and bat sixth Wednesday against the Reds as Gabriel Arias heads to an early shutdown because of a fractured wrist. Rocchio, 22, has flashed good speed this season at the Triple-A level but carries a rough .242/.271/.303 batting line with 22 strikeouts through his first 70 major-league plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Not in lineup Wednesday
Calhoun is absent from the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
Calhoun connected for a two-run homer Tuesday, but he'll grab a seat in Wednesday's series finale with the Reds throwing left-hander Andrew Abbott. Jose Ramirez is filling the DH role as Steven Kwan, Myles Straw and Ramon Laureano start across the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bo Naylor: On bench Wednesday
Naylor is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Reds.
Naylor hit a three-run homer, drew a walk and scored two total runs in the Guardians' loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday. Cam Gallagher is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Wednesday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Will Brennan: Sitting against lefty
Brennan is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
Steven Kwan, Myles Straw and Ramon Laureano will start across the outfield for the Guardians as they take on left-hander Andrew Abbott. The left-handed-hitting Brennan has struggled to a .495 OPS in 86 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Jose Ramirez: Adds steal in loss
Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 loss to the Reds.
Ramirez has collected six steals while batting .338 (23-for-68) over his last 17 games. The third baseman's now at 28-for-34 on the basepaths this season, in addition to his 24 home runs, 80 RBI, 87 runs scored and .281/.355/.479 slash line through 152 contests.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Goes yard in Tuesday's loss
Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 11-7 loss to the Reds.
Calhoun's blast put the Guardians ahead 5-4 in the third inning of the back-and-forth game. He's hitting just .171 with three homers and 10 RBI over 22 games in September, a notable decline from his work in August that helped to earn him steady playing time. The veteran is at a .222/.288/.386 slash line with six homers, 25 RBI, 18 runs scored and no stolen bases over 42 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Andres Gimenez: Pops 15th homer
Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 loss to the Reds.
Gimenez has homered twice in his last three games, and he's batting a strong .395 (17-for-43) over his last 11 contests. His long ball Tuesday gave him 15 on the year, though he'd have to stay hot to match his career high of 17 from last season. The second baseman is slashing .254/.317/.403 with 30 stolen bases, 62 RBI and 75 runs scored over 151 games in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' James Karinchak: Dealt fifth loss
Karinchak (2-5) allowed a run on two hits and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Tuesday versus the Reds.
Karinchak had posted 3.2 scoreless innings over his first four appearances back in the majors before faltering in the fifth inning Tuesday. The right-hander is now at a 3.29 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 52:25 K:BB with 13 holds and two blown saves over 38.1 innings this season. Karinchak is mostly seeing low-leverage work to finish the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bo Naylor: Goes yard in return
Naylor went 1-for-3 with a walk, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 loss to the Reds.
The young backstop had missed the Guardians' prior two games with a thumb issue, but he quickly proved he was healthy by launching his 10th homer of the season off Hunter Greene in the second inning. Naylor is slashing .319/.476/.596 in September with three home runs, four steals, 11 RBI and 12 runs in 16 contests, and the 23-year-old appears to have cemented himself as Cleveland's catcher of both the present and the future.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Lucas Giolito: Struggles with command Tuesday
Giolito came away with a no-decision Tuesday in the Guardians' 11-7 loss to the Reds, coughing up five runs on four hits -- including three home runs -- and five walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out five.
Cleveland's offense kept trying to hand Giolito a lead, and he kept squandering it. The right-hander tossed only 50 of 98 pitches for strikes, and when he was over the plate he caught far too much of it as Luke Maile and Christian Encarnacion-Strand both took him yard in the third inning before Elly De La Cruz helped chase Giolito from the game with a solo shot in the fourth. He's served up 10 homers in just 25.2 innings since joining the Guardians' rotation, leaving him with a 6.66 ERA over that stretch despite an otherwise palatable 1.36 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB, and Giolito may have to settle for a one-year prove-it deal in free agency this winter after his 2023 struggles.... See More ... See Less
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