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Manaea Changes-Up Indians Success At Plate

May 31st, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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CLEVELAND (92.3 the Fan) - The scoreboard read 3-1 at Progressive Field on Wednesday night following the park’s shortest game of 2017. It should have read 2-1.

Regardless, the Indians would have lost, but the pitcher’s duel ultimately boiled down to Mike Clevinger making two mistakes, and A’s starter Sean Manaea making one.

Of the game’s nine hits, six were moot, with three home runs and a walk providing the runs. Manaea won with just the one home run to his name.

Francisco Lindor turned a slider low-and-away into his 12th home run, all in all a fine pitch from Oakland’s young lefty that might have caught just a bit too much of the plate.

Manaea did not have to do much to keep Indians hitters off-balance, feeding them a diet of mostly fastballs and changeups. The lefty threw 48 four-seamers at an average speed of 92.6 mph, with 35 changeups at 84.9 mph, and mixed in 16 sliders.

The 25-year old was …

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Indians, Mike Clevinger, MLB, Oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, Sean Manaea, Sports, Syndication

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