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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Josh Donaldson hitless in Cleveland Indians debut, 2-0 win over Tampa Bay Rays

Looks like he made it after all.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Josh Donaldson went hitless in his Cleveland debut, Edwin Encarnacion reached 30 homers for the seventh straight season and the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Cleveland lowered its magic number to three for a third straight AL Central title. Second-place Minnesota was hosting the New York Yankees.

Acquired from Toronto on Aug. 31, Donaldson went 0 for 4 in his first big league game since May 28, a layoff caused by a strained left calf. The 2015 AL MVP flied out to deep center and deep right, struck out and grounded into a forceout. The third baseman made a nifty backhand grab on C.J. Cron’s sixth-inning grounder.

QLE Posted: September 12, 2018 at 09:25 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. eric Posted: September 12, 2018 at 03:31 PM (#5743059)
If someone had asked me how many career HR Edwin Encarnacion has, I'd have guessed...250? Maybe 275?

He's up to 378. What happened to him in 2012?
   2. RJ in TO Posted: September 12, 2018 at 03:51 PM (#5743080)
They stopped making him try to field, and just let him focus on hitting.
   3. Greg K Posted: September 12, 2018 at 07:15 PM (#5743186)
They stopped making him try to field, and just let him focus on hitting.

So you're saying Teoscar Hernandez might hit 50 home runs next season!

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