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Cleveland Indians lose home opener, chance to make good impression on local fans

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All the Home Opener hoopla that's fit to link.

The Indians also had trouble getting this bird out.
The Indians also had trouble getting this bird out.
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Detroit 8 - Cleveland 4

Detroit continued displaying whatever mojo it has over Cleveland by BABIPping the Indians into submission, as the Indians lose only game that matters to some fans.

Cleveland Indians drop home opener 8-4 to Tigers - Let's Go Tribe - Zach McAllister gave up five runs and thirteen hits in just four innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-4 Friday.

McAllister struggles as Indians drop home opener | indians.com - The Tigers came to Progressive Field on Friday and issued a reminder as to which American League Central club continues to hold the keys to the division.

Lack of curveball at root of McAllister's woes | indians.com - "Those soft hits can really drive pitchers crazy," McAllister said. "I think I could have executed a little bit better. It was tough today, I didn't have my curveball."

Cleveland Indians home opener ruined by Detroit hit men in 8-4 loss; Tigers finish with 18 hits (photos) | cleveland.com - The Tigers ripped starter Zach McAllister for 13 hits and five runs in four innings. Eleven of the hits were singles, but they all stung.

Detroit Tigers spoil Opening Day in Cleveland, beat Indians 8-4 - Detroit Free Press - The Detroit Tigers continue to beat up on American League Central foes.

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Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Gaylord Perry says 'not yet' when it comes to reinstatement for Pete Rose (video) | cleveland.com - Gaylord Perry was in town to throw the first pitch

Protesters call for Cleveland Indians to change nickname, logo - Another rite of spring

Cleveland Indians lose opener and chance to make good first impression in front of hometown fans -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com - Teams struggling to draw fans have only one chance to make a first impression.

MLB's first animal-related delay of the 2015 season comes courtesy of this bird in Cleveland | MLB.com - The Indians also had problems getting this pigeon out yesterday.

More Cleveland Indians Related News

Zach McAllister's struggles cloud the Cleveland Indians' starting rotation outlook | cleveland.com - The Indians don't have much need for a fifth starter in April, so McAllister must either prove himself or find his niche in the bullpen. He is out of minor-league options.

Tribe adds Sands, options reliever Adams | indians.com - ICYMI yesterday,  The Indians purchased the contract of outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands on Friday morning, giving them a more traditional four-man bench and a right-handed bat in preparation for a run of left-handed pitchers the team is soon to face.

Jobu returns! Lake County Captains' promotions include famed bobblehead | cleveland.com - The date to circle on the calendar is Saturday, Aug. 1. That's when the second Jobu Bobblehead Night returns to Classic Park. The giveaway was by far the most popular promotion last year, said Craig Deas, the Captains' director of media relations. It drew 9,000 fans, and 1,500 bobbleheads were given away.

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After 19 innings and 7 hours, Sox outlast Yanks | MLB.com - Nineteen innings of Red Sox v Yankees? I'm surprised it only took 6 hours and 49 minutes. The new pace of play rules clearly have had an impact.

Finding the Padres a Shortstop | FanGraphs Baseball - Potential buyer for Jose Ramirez if (when?) FranciscoLindor makes it necessary?

Scooter Gennett spent his off day getting married | MLB.com - What did you do on your last day off?

MLB sent Clay Buchholz a letter for stepping out of the batter’s box | HardballTalk - Clay Buchholz stepped out of the batter's box on Opening Day and received a warning letter from Major League Baseball.

Inside Baseball: Why Braves traded Kimbrel and more from around MLB - CBSSports.com - Says Jon Heyman - "The Reds were so convinced they had no chance to sign Johnny Cueto it isn't even certain they made an offer before the Opening Day deadline. Cueto is believed to be seeking $200 million, or thereabouts, no surprise since Max Scherzer is a fair comp."

Ten Youngest Players In Every Full-Season League - BaseballAmerica.com - Jose Ramirez is the 10th-youngest player in the American League. You might be surprised by the National League''s youngest player.