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Indians News and Notes: Kluber to start Game 1

Morning News and Notes, Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Tom Petty famously sang, "the waiting is the hardest part." Indians ace Corey Kluber will be waiting until tomorrow to pitch Game 1. Danny Salazar, it appears, will be waiting out the ALCS. Here is the latest to read while you wait.

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Indians' Corey Kluber to start Game 1 of ALCS | MLB.com - Ace Corey Kluber will take the ball in the opener, followed by Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin in the next two games, respectively.

Danny Salazar still not 100 percent; will not pitch in ALCS for Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - "I don't think so, I really don't," said manager Terry Francona, when asked if Salazar was an option to appear in the ALCS. "I don't think he's progressed to that point. He's doing pretty well, but he's not back to throwing all his pitches or letting it go at 100 percent.

TBS in hot water for airing photo of burning river during Indians post-game show - The Washington Post - The picture TBS posted showing its sports analysts in front of the inferno, was actually of an exploding, polluted river in Russia snapped last year, Cleveland’s Fox 8 reports.

Indians Announce Pregame Festivities for Game 1 of ALCS | indians.com - Indians Hall of Famer Andre Thornton will throw Friday's ceremonial first pitch.

Indians, Blue Jays connected by Joe Carter | MLB.com - Cleveland was the place where Carter, having arrived in the 1984 trade that sent Rick Sutcliffe to the Cubs, found his big league footing with the opportunity afforded him by manager Pat Corrales and first asserted himself as a star

Jays, Indians look evenly matched in ALCS | MLB.com - The Indians have already gone through a playoff series with the Blue Jays this season -- at least that is what it felt like for the clubs..

MLB reveals first-pitch times for Games 1-3 of ALCS between Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays | cleveland.com -

  • Game 1: 8:08 p.m. on Friday at Progressive Field
  • Game 2: 4:08 p.m. on Saturday at Progressive Field
  • Game 3: 8:08 p.m. on Monday at Rogers Centre

Emotional clash: Blue Jays CEO Shapiro faces Indians in ALCS (Oct 12, 2016) | FOX Sports - ''I just feel bad that we're going to have to put an end to it,'' he said with a chuckle over the phone on Wednesday.

Toronto Blue Jays fans snatch up downtown Cleveland hotel rooms in advance of ALCS | cleveland.com - Just after the third out in the bottom of the ninth at Boston's Fenway Park on Monday night, hotel reservations started pouring into Northeast Ohio. By Tuesday morning, Blue Jays fans had snatched up nearly every available hotel room in downtown Cleveland for the start of the American League Championship Series this Friday.

The Indians Couldn’t Afford Complete Players. So They Got Half-Great Ones - WSJ - "Obviously everyone seeks out the guy who can do everything—hit pitchers of both sides, play great defense," said Cleveland general manager Michael Chernoff. "But unless you develop that guy internally, it’s pretty hard to go out and get him without a huge amount of resources. So we’ve definitely looked to plug holes with guys that are good complementary fits."

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