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MLB trade rumors: Dodgers to add Indians ace after loss to Red Sox in World Series?

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MLB trade rumors: Dodgers to add Indians ace after loss to Red Sox in World Series?

The Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching wasn't good enough in their 2018 World Series loss to the Boston Red Sox, and it appears L.A. is looking to upgrade its rotation by possibly making a trade with the Cleveland Indians.

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported the latest details on a potential Dodgers-Indians trade, one that likely would include one of Cleveland's talented starters: Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer or Carlos Carrasco. 

Clayton Kershaw's regular-season stats are historic, but his playoff resumé is spotty, at best. The Dodgers ace gave up nine earned runs over three appearances in the 2017 World Series, and he pitched poorly in a World Series-clinching loss to the Red Sox in October. Kershaw, in fact, went 0-2 with nine earned runs allowed in two starts during the 2018 Fall Classic.

Acquiring another top-of-the-rotation ace to alleviate some of the pressure on Kershaw would be an ideal offseason move for the Dodgers. Kluber is a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, Bauer is coming off the best season of his career and Carrasco is signed through 2019 at a very team-friendly salary. Any of these three pitchers would be a sizable upgrade for Los Angeles' roster.

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Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman says Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis had words for him during Tuesday's game

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Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman says Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis had words for him during Tuesday's game

Tensions nearly boiled over during Tuesday's Red Sox-Blue Jays matchup.

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, a notoriously animated presence on the mound, quick-pitched Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis in the fourth inning and induced a ground ball, but Chavis reached on an error.

The inning would end with Stroman covering first on a play before switching his attention to the Red Sox dugout, where Chris Sale was yelling in his direction. After the game, Stroman said Chavis had some words for him too.

Things didn't escalate after the heated exchange, but there's still time for some fireworks. The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play again Wednesday night and the finale of the four-game set will place Thursday.

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Rowdy Tellez hit two homers off Eduardo Rodriguez and drove in five as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox in Toronto 10-3 for only their fourth victory in the past 18 games against Boston at Rogers Center. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 25-23

HIGHLIGHTS:

4th inning:
Guerrero Jr. singles to right, Tellez homers to right on a 0-0 pitch from Rodriguez (2-0, TOR).

Grichuk homers to left on a 1-0 pitch from Rodriguez (1-0, TOR).

5th inning:
Guerrero Jr. singles to left, Smoak walks, Tellez homers to right on a 2-2 pitch from Rodriguez (6-0, TOR).

6th inning:
Moreland homers to left on a 1-1 pitch from Stroman (6-1, TOR).

Thornburg replaces Rodriguez on the mound. Jansen singles to center, scoring Galvis. (7-1, TOR)

Drury singles to left, scoring McKinney (8-1, TOR). 

7th inning:
Grichuk hits an infield single, Galvis singles to left, Drury doubles to center, scoring Grichuk and Galvis (10-1, TOR).

8th inning:
Devers homers to right on 0-0 pitch from Biagini. (10-2, TOR).

Bradley Jr. homers to left on 1-0 pitch from Gaviiglio (10-3, TOR). 

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