CLEVELAND -- Mike Clevingers night couldnt have gone much better.Clevelands rookie right-hander took a no-hitter into the sixth inning to get his first major league win and beat the team that drafted and signed him.Clevinger wore a big smile after the Indians one-hit the Los Angeles Angels in a 5-1 victory on Saturday night.Its storybook-esque, he said. It was everything and more that I could have imagined. Its hard to describe right now.Andrelton Simmons got Los Angeles only hit on a grounder with two outs in the sixth. Shortstop Francisco Lindor got his glove on the ball while ranging to his right, but it bounced into left field for a single.Clevinger (1-1) was removed after that to a standing ovation. The right-hander allowed one run, struck out three, walked four and threw 91 pitches.Clevinger, who was dealing with a callous on his middle finger, allowed a run in the second, thanks to a pair of walks and an RBI groundout.About the fourth I was looking to see who was coming up on the scoreboard and I was like, `Wait, theres no hits up there, he said. It kind of took me aback for a second. Theres a run on the board. Im not even thinking about hits at that point.That was fun, Indians manager Terry Francona said. His stuff was pretty electric. He had some walks. There was some traffic, but he really competed.Clevinger was drafted by the Angels in 2011 and traded to the Indians three years later for reliever Vinnie Pestano.Matt Shoemaker (6-13) allowed five runs in six innings for the Angels, who have dropped nine straight, their longest losing streak since 1999.Cleveland scored three times in the first on an RBI double by Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhalls two-run single. Chris Gimenez added an RBI single in the sixth.Johnny Giovatellas second-inning groundout scored the Angels only run.Clevinger has spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus and was making his fifth major league start. He walked Mike Trout with two outs in the sixth before allowing the hit.Four Cleveland relievers held Los Angeles hitless over the final 3 1/3 innings.I thought our approach at the plate was pretty good for the most part, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. We took our walks and hit some balls hard, but Clevinger had good stuff.Ramirez made two outstanding plays at third base and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Lindor was 3 for 4 for the AL Central leaders.The Indians have won the first three games of the series by a combined score of 32-8.The start of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 11 minutes.THE STREAK LIVESCleveland minor leaguer Francisco Mejia had his hitting streak stretched to 50 games when the official scorer changed a ruling on an error from the third inning more than an hour after Class A Lynchburgs 7-5 10-inning loss to Winston-Salem. Mejia chopped a grounder down the line, and third baseman Gerson Montilla missed trying to backhand it for a two-base error. The scorer changed the play to a double hours later after reviewing video and conferring with the teams.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: OF Shane Robinson (strained right hip) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. OF Nick Buss had his contact selected from Triple-A Salt Lake.Indians: DH Carlos Santana (head contusion) has been cleared to play and will likely be in the lineup Sunday. He was hit in the head by a foul ball while standing in the dugout Thursday.UP NEXTAngels: RHP Jered Weaver is 7-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 12 games at Progressive Field.Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his last start, a 3-1 win at Washington on Aug. 9. Custom Mike Scott Jersey . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . Yordan Alvarez Jersey .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night. http://www.customastrosjersey.com/custom-zack-greinke-jersey-large-1116y.html . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. 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Somebody else has to take some reps.Over the course of McCaffreys record-breaking 2015 season, the running back carried, caught or returned the football 424 times. Thats 30.3 times per game, way more than any other FBS player in the nation. It worked out pretty well for him. He broke the single-season all-purpose yards record (3,250) set by Barry Sanders in 1988. McCaffrey finished with 3,864 yards.When Shaw and offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren stand on the sideline and look down at their call sheets, they seem to become every 10-year-old who ever ripped open a one-pound bag of M&Ms. How do you stop?It takes a concerted effort among the coaches, Bloomgren said. If we say, Who is the best for this [play]? It usually comes up being 5 (McCaffreys number). You have to be really careful. If we put 25 pounds on him, Id probably play him at guard. At the same time, we say it every time we watch a game. Hey, he played X number of plays. And its too many.Three games into his junior year, McCaffreys workload has ticked upward -- 32 times per game. He has 79 carries, 12 receptions, three kick returns and two punt returns for a total of 635 yards (211.7-yard average). The 91 carries and catches are 59.9 percent of Stanfords total this season. Thats 13 percentage points higher than the second-biggest ball hog in the FBS, Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State.OK, its not fair to call McCaffrey a ball hog. He isnt calling plays. And in Shaws defense, sophomore running back Bryce Love missed the opener against Kansas State, and quarterback Ryan Burns played little before winning the starting job in August.We live in an age of specialization, with personnel groups shuttling on and off the field every down. Yet McCaffrey is as evergreen as the tree in the Stanford logo. How much is too much? What is the limit?The Stanford coaches dont think in numbers. Shaw mentioned 25 carries, give or take. He checks the halftime stats to see if McCaffrey has too many touches, or too few.The other thing thats hard? Bloomgren said. The kid doesnt want to be out of the gamee a single play.dddddddddddd If he were asking, Can I get a break? that would make it so much easier for all of us. But hes the last one that wants to take a play off.McCaffrey dismisses the pitch count, too, although he said the USC game, when he had 31 carries, three catches and a kick return, has been the toughest to recover from.Sometimes youll have 30, 40 touches in the game, and youll feel better than if you had 22, he said. It depends on where you get hit and how you get hit.McCaffrey expected his workload to increase this season. He is playing more as a slot receiver, hoping to get one-on-one with some poor linebacker unable to match his rare combination of speed and strength. Shaw stressed the difference in McCaffrey between last season and this, the physical maturation of a 19-year-old who turned 20. But theres also a big difference in his preparation.McCaffrey assesses the condition of his body with the care of an NFL veteran, spending a total of three to four hours before and after practice to prepare for and recover from the workload. Foam rollers, stretches, Pilates, one minute in the hot pool, two in the cold, and back again for 30 minutes.Last year, I was doing stuff where I didnt know if that was necessarily the best thing for me to do, McCaffrey said. This year, OK, Im having a little bit of tightness in my adductor. I know I need to get my glutes back firing. I know my body a lot better. I can pinpoint and find exactly what I need to do.The result is a fresher back. He feels better on Monday than he did last season. He accepts that he isnt going to do much physical work on Monday. He understands that Love needs the reps.Last year, we would sit him out of practice on Mondays and he would pout, Bloomgren said. Body language. Now he understands its part of the process.As Burns matures, Shaw and Bloomgren hope the quarterback will be able to take more of the responsibility for the offense. Love has proven in the past two games that he is an effective counterpunch to McCaffrey. Until that really happens, however, Shaw said, the offensive burden is going to be on the offensive line and McCaffrey.Going into a game, I know that Im going to run a lot, McCaffrey said. I know Im going to have a lot of volume, and I know that Im going to get hit a lot, which is great. Sometimes we try to deliver some blows, too, try to break as many tackles as possible. We know its going to hurt the next day. Thats why we love the game. ' ' '
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