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Blake Snell’s teammates did him a huge favor by knocking Corey Kluber out in the second inning of Monday night’s dramatic win by the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cleveland Indians.Now , Snell, emerging as more and more of a Cy Young Award contender, can help himself when he faces the Indians — and Carlos Carrasco — in the finale of a three-game series at the Trop on Wednesday.The Rays had their 12-game home winning streak stopped and moved a step closer to postseason elimination as the Indians won 2-0 on Tuesday night as Cleveland moved a step closer to clinching the American League Central.Article continues below ...“It is a little weird,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “But, you know what we can start another one here, we can get going. The guys have played really, really well.”The Indians, who added Josh Donaldson to their lineup Tuesday, reduced their magic number for clinching a third straight division title to three with their 15th shutout of the season. Rookie Shane Bieber struck out a career-high 11 and improved to 10-3.Donaldson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his Indians debut in a game that saw Edwin Encarnacion reach the 30-homer mark for a seventh straight season.Snell, 18-5 with a 2.06 ERA on the season, is 6-0 with a 1.42 ERA in seven starts since coming off the disabled list.“I really think this team can do it,” Snell said Tuesday. “I think we can prove a lot of people wrong. Just got to keep playing the baseball we’ve been playing.”On Sept. 1, he beat the Indians in Cleveland, working 6 2/3 innings while allowing eight hits and one unearned run — his first career victory in three career starts against Cleveland. He is 1-1 with a 1.83 ERA in three career starts against the Indians.In his last start, a win over Baltimore Blaine Boyer Jersey , Snell had his streak of 14 consecutive home starts of one run or fewer allowed snapped by a two-run homer by Joey Rickard in the sixth inning. But he is 17-8 with a 2.45 ERA in 32 career starts at Tropicana Field with opponents hitting .212 against him in those outings.Carrasco is coming off a 14-strikeout game in his last start and comes into this one 16-8 with a 3.41 ERA. He lost to the Rays on Sept. 2, yielding five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings and is 4-4 with a 3.21 ERA in 10 games (nine starts) against the Rays in his career.However, while Snell loves pitching at the Trop, so does Carrasco, who comes into this start 4-0 with a 1.11 ERA in five games (four starts) at Tropicana Field.The Tampa loss, combined with yet another Oakland win, dropped the Rays 8 1/2 games behind the A’s for the second wild-card spot. Oakland comes to St. Petersburg this weekend, but the lead appears insurmountable.The Indians announced Kluber will be skipped this weekend, giving him rest for the upcoming playoffs.“At some point Corey was going to have an extra two days off,” manager Terry Francona said before Tuesday night’s game. “There was no way around it. So Carl (Willis, pitching coach) and he decided that this week he’ll take it.”Kluber, closing in on a possible third Cy Young Award, wasn’t thrilled, Francona said, “So , he’s going to get a week (off) this week, which is too long. Now, the good news is he can throw a good side (session) and all that, but barring anything crazy, he can go into a playoff game with one extra day’s rest, which is what he wants. And that was the only way to do it.”Trevor Bauer, out with a right fibula stress fracture, is slated to throw off the bullpen mound as he starts his road back.For Tampa Bay, Matt Duffy missed his second straight start with back stiffness, pinch hit but is likely to rest again Wednesday. Kevin Kiermaier (illness) also missed his second straight but was on deck to hit when the game ended.Cash was ejected for the first time this season for arguing a balk in the eighth inning.Tampa’s Tommy Pham extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 straight games. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer was granted a leave of absence from the team on Monday following the release last week of a video showing him in a physical altercation with his wife.The Giants board of directors released a statement that said Baer had made a request that was accepted to take personal time away from the team in response to the video released by TMZ showing the altercation in a San Francisco park between Baer and his wife, Pam.“Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again,” the statement said.The Giants executive team, including president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, will manage the day-to-day operations. The other members of that team are executive vice president of business operations Mario Alioto Melky Cabrera Jersey , executive vice president and general counsel Jack Bair, executive vice president of administration Alfonso Felder, and executive vice president of communications Staci Slaughter.The team didn’t designate one point person to be in charge of the organization during Baer’s absence.Manager Bruce Bochy said after an exhibition game in Scottsdale, Arizona, that he will still report directly to Zaidi but didn’t get into details about the accusations against Baer.“This is a guy who’s been our leader and he’s a good friend,” Bochy said. “This will get sorted out. Right now, I don’t have anything to add outside of the statement that was given.”Bochy said he didn’t plan to address the players about Baer’s situation. Pitcher Jeff Samardzija said the players are trying to avoid the topic and are focusing on preparing for the start of the season.“We don’t have any information on the matter,” he said. “I think we’re in the same boat as anybody else, what you see online and this and that. It’s not talked about too much in here. We’re worried about playing and that doesn’t really affect us too much on the field. It’s just unfortunate to see. I have all the respect in the world for Larry and his wife. We’re getting ready for the season here and that’s how we’re approaching it. That’s how you approach anything. There’s always something that happens every year that you need to overcome as a clubhouse. It’s a big part of it, how you band together and how you move on.”The video posted by TMZ on Friday showed Baer’s wife, Pam, seated in a chair when he reached over her to grab for a cellphone in her right hand and she toppled sideways to the ground in the chair screaming “Oh my God!”Witnesses saw the ordeal in the public plaza. Baer, holding the phone, says “Stop, Pam Justin Verlander Jersey , stop,” then walks away alone.Baer and his wife issued a statement Friday, saying they regretted having a “heated argument in public over a family matter” and that they were embarrassed by the situation. Baer issued an apology later.“I am truly sorry for the pain that I have brought to my wife, children and to the organization,” Baer said in the statement Friday. “It is not reflective of the kind of a person that I aspire to be, but it happened and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I never behave in such an inappropriate manner again.”The Giants said Major League Baseball is taking the lead in gathering facts and the organization will cooperate with the investigation.“As leaders in the community, we at the Giants hold ourselves to the highest standards and those standards will guide how we consider this matter moving forward,” the statement said.The San Francisco Police Department also is investigating the altercation.Baer was part of the ownership group that bought the Giants in 1992 to keep them in San Francisco, where the club won the World Series in 2010, ’12 and ’14. He took over as CEO on Jan. 1, 2012.


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