Bullpens key as Indians host Yankees

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The New York Yankees seem to be http://www.authenticmlbrangersstore.com/Authentic-Cole-Hamels-Jersey in a comfort zone when playing the Cleveland Indians, and a lot of it has to Alex Cappa Jersey do with the state of each team’s bullpen.
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The Indians starter Friday night will be rookie Shane Bieber (4-1, 3.47 ERA), who has flourished http://www.buccaneersshopofficialfootball.com/Alex_Cappa_Jersey after taking over the No.5 spot in the rotation in place of struggling veteran Josh Tomlin.

Bieber, a 23-year-old right-hander, is a strike-throwing machine who started the season at Double-A Akron but pitched his way to Triple-A Columbus and then to Cleveland thanks to his impeccable control.

In a combined 18 starts at Akron, Columbus and Cleveland, Bieber is 10-2 with a 1.99 ERA. In 113 innings he has struck out 108 and walked just 12. In 12 starts at Columbus and Akron Bieber was 6-1 with a 1.29 ERA, while striking out 72, with six walks.

Bieber’s last start was a 6-0 loss to Oakland on Sunday. He pitched six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. However, in his five starts prior to that, he was 4-0 with a 2.97 ERA.

All week, the last 10 days, everything has been getting better, Kennedy told reporters after the Royals’ 9-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. It felt great all night, and then all of a sudden I felt something at the bottom of my ribs. … It’s just aggravating.

Tuesday’s victory snapped a 10-game losing streak before Kansas City’s bullpen failed to protect a lead on Wednesday as the Royals dropped yet another series. Mike Moustakas hit two home runs in the 8-5 loss after struggling from the plate throughout June.

The Royals hope to rebound against the White Cole Hamels Womens Jersey Sox. Right-hander Brad Keller hopes to do the same.

Keller (2-3, 2.52 ERA) will start for the Royals after struggling in his last outing. Keller allowed a career-high four runs and a career-high five walks in just 4 2/3 innings in a 15-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Keller will make his first start of his career against the White Sox, against whom he is 0-0 in three career relief appearances, all coming this season.

The White Sox snapped a six-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. As the White Sox contemplate what moves they will make as the trade deadline approaches, they will try to get things figured out against the Royals.

First baseman Jose Abreu, who was named to the American League All-Star team as a starter earlier this week, has been in a slump of late, but like the rest of his teammates, is trying to stay positive.

Abreu is hitting .253 with 12 home runs, but he is batting just .178 with three homers since May 27. He went 0-for-8 with an RBI groundout in the two games against the Cardinals.

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