Jason Kipnis blasted a three-run walkoff homer in the tenth inning on Friday, powering the Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Mariners.
Kipnis finished the night 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI, and was also caught stealing. After the first two hitters were retired in the tenth, Drew Stubbs walked and Michael Bourn reached on an infield single before Kipnis' dramatic blast off Lucas Luetge. He's really picked it up once the calendar flipped to May, hitting .295 (18-for-61) with six homers and 19 RBI on the month.
Ubaldo Jimenez delivered another strong effort in a no-decision against the Mariners on Friday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over his five frames.
Jimenez racked up nine strikeouts on the evening while walking two. Unfortunately for Jimenez, Rich Hill came on in the sixth inning and immediately surrendered his 3-1 lead. Over his last four outings, he's compiled a 1.90 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings. While he's unlikely to continue at this pace, he's certainly usable in all fantasy formats for the time being. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Tigers at home on Wednesday.
Brett Myers (elbow) fared well in his first minor league rehab start with Double-A Akron on Friday, allowing just one hit and a walk over three scoreless innings of work.
Myers threw 33 pitches in the game, 18 for strikes. He's dealing with a mild UCL tear in his elbow, but has chosen to try to pitch through the injury rather than undergoing surgery. It's a good first step, but he'll need several rehab outings before rejoining the Indians' rotation.
Indians activated RHP Vinnie Pestano from the 15-day disabled list.
Pestano has been out since late April with a minor elbow injury, but he's ready to rejoin the Tribe's bullpen after making one rehab appearance. He'll return to being the main setup man for Chris Perez.
Brett Myers (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Friday.
Myers is slated to throw three innings, so he'll obviously need a few rehab outings before rejoining the Indians' rotation. The right-hander has a mild tear of the UCL in his elbow but is trying to pitch through it.
Indians recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus.
Bauer will make a spot start in the second half of Monday's doubleheader with the Yankees. The talented 22-year-old right-hander has walked 13 batters in 10 innings this season at the major league level and is not a very good streaming option against the Bombers.