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How can the Cleveland Indians get Lonnie Chisenhall back on track?

In Tuesday's news & notes, the Tribe throws away another one, Tito discusses Lonnie Chisenhall's struggles and we take a look at the best pitcher home runs.

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Rangers 10, Indians 8

Cleveland Indians throw away winning streak in opener against Rangers | Let's Go Tribe (Jason Lukehart)
Tribe's winning streak halted by red-hot Rangers | indians.com
Throwing errors by pitchers lead Cleveland Indians to 10-8 loss to Texas Rangers | cleveland.com

For anyone who can stomach reliving Shaun Marcum getting blitzed and the Tribe's relievers throwing the ball all over the park.

Indians news & notes

Third base platoon isn't solution for Terry Francona | cleveland.com

Terry Francona discusses Lonnie Chisenhall's current struggles.

Easing back, Gomes sits vs. Rangers | indians.com

It looks like Yan will be alternating games at catcher with Perez during his first week back.

Sunday notes: Funky lefties holiday edition | FanGraphs

Columbus pitcher Michael Roth gets the David Lauria treatment, who focuses on the similarities (or otherwise) between Roth and the just-retired Bruce Chen. "Mike has, for lack of a better term, some funkiness to him. All of a sudden, Boom!, here’s the ball. Hitters don’t see the ball early against him. By the time they pick it up, it’s on them a little bit. It’s unorthodox the way his arms and hands work – and his legs." Clippers pitching coach Charles Nagy

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona treats Marine Corps veteran to seats as part of "Friends of Francona" program | cleveland.com

Tito does his bit: "Since he became Indians manager for the 2013 season, Terry Francona has purchased club seats for a member of the military or a first responder for each Sunday home game."

Tidbits from around MLB

All-Star Game shouldn't stop slumping Reds from firing Price | FOX Sports

Following the recent changes at Milwaukee and Miami, Ken Rosenthal advocates another knee-jerk early-season firing.

Jeremy Guthrie had a really, really bad day | HardballTalk

11 runs for only three outs. Ouch.

Royals shut down Danny Duffy with shoulder injury | HardballTalk

Duffy has been struggling of later and is now headed to the DL.

Picking the best high-profile pitcher homers | SportsonEarth.com

Andrew Simon's top ten (with video).