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Indians news and notes: Carlos Carrasco finds more success in Tampa Bay

Morning news and notes for Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Now that's more like it!  It's been a very odd start of the season for the Tribe, but hey at least were back to .500 and we got to watch a gem of an outing from Carlos Carrasco.

Indians 4, Rays 1

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Carrasco went eight strong innings, giving up four hits and one earned run to earn the victory.  Cookie is now 3-0 lifetime at Tropicana Field.

Jason Kipnis hit his first home run of the season, a towering blast to right field in the eighth inning.  He hit it so high I was worried it was going to hit a catwalk or ladder or something and then be called a single after a 10+ minute review (can you tell I love the Trop?).

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How can you not like this kid?

Brantley and Chisenhall to rehab in Double-A | Indians.com

Both Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley will continue their rehab assignments by moving to Double-A Akron.  From Andrew Astleford:

Brantley began his rehab assignment with Columbus on Tuesday night, going 1-for-2 against Louisville with a double and a run scored.

"Brant had two at-bats and felt good," manager Terry Francona said. "He'll go about a week going every other day, every-other-day-game stuff. On the other days, some days he'll mix in batting practice, and some days he'll just mix in some of the exercise stuff with the medical people."

Francona said moving Brantley and Chisenhall to Akron was done with convenience in mind.

"We were sending Brantley there, and then we thought, 'You know what? It would be good to keep them together,'" Francona said. "As long as we're not messing up their team too much, I saw some value in kind of keeping them together."

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