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Corey Kluber struggled in his return while the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ hot streak showed no signs of letting up.
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The game was called following three rain delays that totaled 2 hours, 3 minutes. The first pitch was delayed 55 minutes, and a delay of 27 minutes followed in the third inning. The final delay was 41 minutes.
The Pirates have won 10 in a row for the first time since June 26-July 5, 2004.
”This is fun,” Harrison said. ”You’ve just got to keep riding it out. We’re getting good pitching, good defense, timely hitting. You win the game a lot of ways, and we’re sticking to it.”
Kluber (12-6), starting for the first time since July 12 because of a sore right knee, was charged with seven runs – three earned – in four innings. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner gave up nine hits [url=http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.com/matthias-farley-jersey]Matthias Farley Jersey[/url] , struck out two and threw 72 pitches.
Kluber said the knee wasn’t an issue, but he needs to work through some problems with his delivery and will watch video of his outing for answers.
”It’s one less thing on your plate, so to speak,” he said of the knee. ”I feel fine physically. I feel like I can figure out the other things.”
Although the Indians hold a comfortable lead in the AL Central, Kluber’s problems are cause for concern. The right-hander received an injection after his last start and said at that time the knee had bothered him for a few weeks.
The Indians gave him 10 days between starts with help from the All-Star break. Kluber was 10-2 with a 1.99 ERA in his first 14 starts, but is 2-4 with a 5.21 ERA in his last seven.
”His fastball command was not where it usually is,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. ”That was probably a worry going in. He’s such a creature of habit and his routine was different this time.”
Trevor Williams (8-7) pitched six shutout innings. The right-hander who allowed four hits, was credited with his first career complete game and shutout.
”I was excited as soon as I saw the pitching matchups because you want to outduel an ace,” Williams said. ”A matchup with Kluber only happens once every three years – or even every six years.”
Harrison’s three-run homer in the second came after two defensive miscues, including a dropped popup by first baseman Yonder Alonso with two outs. The error made all four runs in the inning unearned. Polanco’s triple capped a three-run fourth.
Harrison played for the first time since July 15 because of a sore hamstring. Starling Marte extended his career-high hitting streak to 16 games with two hits and two RBIs. Corey Dickerson, who had homered in four straight games [url=http://www.officialcanadiensprostore.com/authentic-adidas-max-pacioretty-jersey]Max Pacioretty Jersey[/url] , was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Colin Moran singled with one out in the second. Josh Bell hit a roller to right side that looked like a sure double-play ball, but second baseman Jason Kipnis couldn’t field it cleanly and settled for a force play.
Alonso and third baseman Jose Ramirez converged on the mound for David Freese’s popup. Alonso got a glove on the ball, but he couldn’t hold on after the two nearly collided. He was charged with an error.
Harrison followed by belting an 0-2 pitch into the left field bleachers. Jordy Mercer doubled, Dickerson walked and Marte singled for a 4-0 lead.
”It all started innocently in that second inning,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ”You have to be opportunistic because who knows how that inning goes. Heck, who knows how the game goes if Alonso doesn’t drop that ball.”
Kluber absolved his defense of any blame.
”Those two plays had nothing to do with me hanging an 0-2 breaking ball that cost us three runs,” he said.
The Pirates selected the contract of right-hander Casey Sadler from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned infielder Max Moroff to the same club. Left-hander Josh Smoker was designated for assignment.
Pirates: C Francisco Cervelli (concussion) worked out before the game – blocking balls, catching popups and throwing to bases – but he hasn’t been cleared to return.
Indians: Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was out for the second straight game because of a bone bruise on his right hand. He was hit by a pitch in the final game before the All-Star break. … LHP Andrew Miller (right knee inflammation) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday at Double-A Akron. He will pitch every other day this week and then pitch on back-to-back days this weekend.
Pirates RHP Joe Musgrove (3-4, 4.08 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Shane Bieber (5-1, 3.53 ERA) in the second game of the series. Bieber will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
The Miami Dolphins concede that Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki could block better. They drafted him anyway, which shows how much they like his pass-catching skills.
Gesicki was a second-round selection Friday in the Dolphins' latest attempt to fill a position that has been problematic since Adam Gase became coach two years ago.
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There's a reason he lasted until the 42nd overall pick, however.
"The one thing everyone talks about is him not being a great blocker," Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said. "But there are a lot of really good tight ends and pass catchers who are not great blockers. And this kid wants to be a better blocker."
In the third round Miami drafted Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker. He'll be reunited with another former Buckeyes linebacker, Raekwon McMillan, the Dolphins' second-round choice in 2017.
The Dolphins hope Gesicki's deficiencies don't keep him from starting as a rookie. He could give Ryan Tannehill the downfield target in the middle of the field that Miami has lacked in recent years.
"He's a hard matchup for people, being that big and athletic," Grier said. "The speed will open up other stuff."
Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron were disappointments at tight end for Miami the past two years, and they're no longer on the roster. Gesicki joins an offense that averaged 17.6 points last season to rank fifth-worst in the NFL, and he expects to help the Dolphins do better.
"I'm exactly where I belong," he said. "I'm excited to get to work in this offense. It can become very exciting in Miami."
Gesicki had 15 career touchdown catches at Penn State and averaged 11.5 yards per reception. He acknowledged he has room for improvement and expects to benefit from NFL coaching.
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While Gesicki's size made him an appealing choice, the 225-pound Baker is undersized. But he had seven sacks and a hand in six takeaways the past two seasons, and led the Buckeyes last year with 72 tackles.
"He has speed, and we want to get faster on defense," Grier said. "He's sideline to sideline."
Grier said the Dolphins considered using the pick to take a quarterback, but decided Baker was too good to pass up, and McMillan's assessment of his former Ohio State teammate was a factor.
"We had some insider trading with Raekwon," Grier said.
McMillan suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first exhibition game last year but is expected to start in 2018.
The Dolphins took Alabama All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first round with the 11th overall choice. On the final day of the draft they'll be in the market for a defensive tackle and backup quarterback.
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