Recent struggles combined with trading away a pair of key players appear to make it clear that the Cleveland Indians are looking toward the future. The Texas Rangers may already be doing that. The Indians will try to begin reversing their sluggish stretch Friday night by capitalizing on a three-game series against the team with the worst record in baseball. Cleveland (53-55) is third in the AL Central, 6 1/2 games back of first-place Detroit, and trails Toronto for the second wild-card spot by six.

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Jon Daniels says the Texas Rangers ”probably could have pushed” the return of slugger Prince Fielder to their lineup later this season if they were in a pennant race. The general manager said Thursday that makes no sense now for the Rangers, who have the worst record in the major leagues. Fielder had cervical fusion of two disks in his neck May 27. Daniels addressed Fielder and other injured players near the end of a conference call with beat writers after the non-waiver trading deadline passed without Texas making any deals Thursday.

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Allow us to take this very brief break from staring at the computer and/or television waiting for any kind of trade deadline news — we might even settle for what Jon Lester had for dinner — to bring you a special video presentation on Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre.
It’s not a career retrospective, because Beltre’s still going strong in his 17th big league season. It’s not a top ten countdown of his greatest defensive plays, because that would obviously require much longer than the 23 seconds allotted. It’s not even a video of Beltre and his son taking batting practice at Globe Life Park, although we wouldn’t complain about that either .
No, this video is actually a history lesson on just how little Adrian Beltre appreciates having his head touched by anyone, whether it be a teammate, an opponent or basically any human being walking the face of the earth.
He does not like it. He may harm you if you try, so it’s necessary that you watch this video for these three important reasons:
It could save your life If this video prevents one person considering touching Beltre’s head from going through with it and experiencing his glove-throwing, cup-checking wrath , it will be worth it.
It’s educational Some people may have thought this was only a recent issue that started with the Texas Rangers and, more specifically , with teammate Elvis Andrus . As we see here, it actually existed during his 2010 stint with the Boston Red Sox, and we believe it goes back a lot further than that.
It’s hilarious Forget the first two. This is what it’s all about, especially if you’re not one of those attempting to irritate Beltre. You might especially enjoy Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano teaming up on him before the AL’s team picture at the All-Star game. That’s obviously the best way to get one over on Adrian Beltre, though we’re sure he’ll get revenge somewhere down the road. Likely when they least expect it. 
Isn’t that right, Mr. Andrus?  
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Right fielder Alex Rios has left the Texas Rangers game after getting hit by a pitch on the left quad. The Rangers called the move precautionary after Rios left Wednesday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Rios, considered a potential trade possibility before Thursday’s non-waiver trading deadline, stayed in the game to run after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning.

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Despite nearly letting a six-run lead slip away, the New York Yankees are grateful they have a much-needed victory to build on. They’ll look to do so in the decisive series finale against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Brett Gardner homered for the third time in two games, had three other hits and caught Adrian Beltre’s fly ball at the warning track with the bases loaded for the final out of New York’s 12-11 win Tuesday. The Yankees (55-51) broke out after totaling 10 runs while losing their previous three.

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Mike Zunino doubled and homered, Dustin Ackley had three hits, and right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for Seattle at Progressive Field. Prior to Tuesday the Mariners’ last win in Cleveland came on Sept. 19, 2011.

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By the most important measure, Yu Darvish had a good game Monday night. His Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees. Darvish himself earned a win, pitching seven innings and striking out eight in Texas’ 4-2 victory .
But here’s where Darvish failed: He still couldn’t figure out Brett Gardner, the Yankees center fielder and leadoff man. Gardner hit two homers off Darvish, going 3-for-5 in the game.
That improved Gardner’s career mark against Darvish to 5-for-11. Four of this hits? Homers. That makes him one of three players to have four career homers against Darvish (Brandon Moss and Mike Trout are the other two).
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That fact and the .455 career batting average were enough for Darvish to unload one of the best quotes of the year. Per ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews :
Darvish on his tormentor: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.” — wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) July 29, 2014
You hear that, Jerry and Faye Gardner of Holly Hill, S.C.? You done good.
Afterward, Gardner couldn’t explain why he’s done so well against Darvish. Or, if he can explain, he’s keeping it a secret.

”I’m not sure. I try to get good at-bats. Small sample size,” Gardner said. ”It’s hard to have confidence in the batter’s box when he’s on the mound.”

It’ll sure be easier next time, knowing he’s hit four homers off one of baseball’s best pitchers.
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Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas – the good and the bad. Now the Yankees captain has another milestone to go with them there. In the opener of his last series in Texas on Monday night, Jeter took over seventh place on the MLB career hits list after three hits of Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Jeter added a ground-rule double in the third for his 3,419th career hit to match Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the MLB career list, then broke that tie with a single in the seventh.

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — A model of calm and poise on the mound, Greg Maddux was as nervous as Tom Glavine had ever seen him on Sunday afternoon.
The former Cubs and Atlanta Braves pitcher admitted he was a little on edge for his induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Maddux, Glavine, White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, former White Sox manager Tony La Russa and managers Joe Torre and Bobby Cox were all part of the Hall’s 75 th class, which was inducted Sunday.
While Maddux might have been nervous about speaking on the inside, he showed the same steady demeanor outside that helped him win 355 games over a 23-year career. During a 10-minute speech, Maddux thanked numerous teammates, coaches, friends and family while gracefully professing his love for both Chicago and Atlanta, the two cities in which he played the majority of his career.
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“That was the first speech I’ve really ever given,” Maddux said. “I was not really sure what to expect. But I actually really enjoyed writing it because it made me think of where I started and how I got to this point and all the people who helped me along the way.”
Beginning with his father, Maddux, the first 2014 Class member to speak Sunday, thanked his family. He joked about how his brother Mike, now a pitching coach with the Texas Rangers, showed him the ropes, including a science experiment involving a lighter and methane.
He recognized coaches, scouts, his wife Kathy, all of his catchers and super agent Scott Boras for helping him get to Atlanta. Maddux also recognized his return to the Cubs and the hopes he had for the 2004 team, which just missed the postseason — “I wouldn’t be a Cub if I couldn’t handle a little heartache and we missed the post-season by one game my first year back.”
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Maddux said he was so nervous that he didn’t have a chance to gauge the reaction of the crowd — decidedly pro-Atlanta with Glavine and Cox also being inducted — in his mentioning of the two cities. The four-time Cy Young winner announced Saturday he’s comfortable with his choice not to wear either team’s logo on his Hall of Fame plaque and reiterated his feelings for both cities afterward.
“Both places were very special to me,” Maddux said. “I learned how to pitch in Chicago and I learned how to win, raise a family in Atlanta.
“It’s like, ‘I’ve got two kids, I can’t tell you which one I liked the most.’ I love both places equally.”
Long a master of the pre-start process, Maddux showed as much enthusiasm for the lead up to his speech, including the writing process. He said he only hopes he got across how important everyone was to him, even if he was nervous.
“You have so much respect for the people that show you the right path to take and every person I mentioned in speech, I’m a part of,” Maddux said. “I’ve gotten a little bit out of this guy, that guy, that guy. You put it all together and you end up here. Hopefully, I know it might not have come across that way, but as I was writing it, that’s how I felt.”
– Dan Hayes, CSN Chicago

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