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Rangers edge Indians (1:04)
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Indians make a difference on defense

Just how valuable is Francisco Lindor at shortstop? And is Yan Gomes the quickest catcher in the majors in terms of getting out of his crouch? Baseball Info Solutions provides the answers. Measuring baseball skills (Insider)

Lineup: Indians (73-55) at Rangers (76-54)

  • 1. Rajai Davis, CF (R)
  • 2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (L)
  • 3. Francisco Lindor, SS (S)
  • 4. Mike Napoli, DH (R)
  • 5. Carlos Santana, 1B (S)
  • 6. Jose Ramirez, 3B (S)
  • 7. Brandon Guyer, LF (R)
  • 8. Abraham Almonte, RF (S)
  • 9. Chris Gimenez, C (R)
  • SP: Danny Salazar, RHP
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Rangers blank Indians (0:40)
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How do Indians rank in pitching tools?

Corey Kluber appears in three different categories (cutter, curveball, command), but is he ranked No. 1 in any of them? And how good is Josh Tomlin's command? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

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Who wins Big Ten? (0:51)
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Countdown to college football: 5 days

As our countdown to Week 1 turns to five days, we salute the five teams to have bounced back from a September loss to win the national championship. Spoiler alert: Urban Meyer has done it twice.

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RG III's small improvements are adding up in Cleveland (0:48)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Griffin III on the loss to the Bucs: "I don't think it's discouraging. I think we did get better in some areas of what we were doing. We'll go back and watch the tape and fix what we did not do well. But it's not discouraging at all. We know what we can do. We just have to go out on game day and do it. Like I said that'll be our focus and I'll lead that charge. I'll make sure I play better so that we can play better as an offense."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson said he would not accept what happened in Friday's loss: "We're going to fix this. I promise you. We will."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

That looked like the Josh Gordon of 2013. Two receptions, 87 yards, one touchdown.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

With 6:02 left in the first half, James Winston has 232 yards passing, two touchdowns, a 146.8 rating and a 27-3 lead.