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Tribe's Miller sets postseason Ks mark by reliever

12:07 AM ET ESPN.com news services Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller continued to add to his dominant run through the playoffs Saturday night, breaking the record for strikeouts by a relief pitcher in one postseason with 29. Miller struck out two batters in two innings in the Indians’ Game 4 win over the Chicago Cubs, surpassing the previous record held by Francisco Rodriguez, who had 28 strikeouts for the Anaheim Angels in the 2002 postseason. Miller has pitched 17 innings in his nine appearances this postseason. After striking out seven ...

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Indians' Miller 4th reliever ever to win ALCS MVP

9:11 PM ET ESPN.com news services TORONTO — MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher. The humble workhorse in a wipeout bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected American League Championship Series MVP after his latest splendid performance in relief helped the Cleveland Indians win their first pennant since 1997. Miller tossed 2⅔ scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory Wednesday over Toronto, capping a five-game series in which the lanky left-hander overpowered the Blue Jays. It was only Ryan Merritt’s second big league start, but those who know him well were not surprised by his ...

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Indians acquire All-Star reliever Miller from Yanks

12:04 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Cleveland Indians made a big move to bolster their bullpen on Sunday, acquiring All-Star left-hander Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees for a package of prospects. The Yankees will receive four players in return, a package headed by minor league outfielder Clint Frazier and pitcher Justus Sheffield. The Yankees aren’t breaking up the Core Four dynasty. They are facing reality. And building a fantastic future. The Indians’ trade for Andrew Miller means the Cubs aren’t the only team with the potential to ...

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