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Indians News: Sweet home Chicago? Not for the White Sox as Salazar, Davis spoil Chicago home opener

News & Notes - April 9, 2016

See the ball? Neither did Rajai Davis at first.
See the ball? Neither did Rajai Davis at first.
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Snow? Problem? No problem for Danny Salazar and Rajai Davis as the Tribe got an early lead and added on for a 7-1 victory that spoiled Chicago's home opener. In the spirit of irrational exuberance, I note that the Indians are on pace to win 108 games. In the spirit of only in Cleveland pessimism, I note that they would still finish 27 games behind the 162-0 Tigers, who would be on track to lose the World Series on Trevor Story's 260th home run.

Cleveland 7 - Chicago (AL) 1

Danny Salazar not particularly sharp, overpowers White Sox anyway in 7-1 victory - Let's Go Tribe - Danny Salazar doesn't need his best control when he's consistently throwing 96-mph heat.

Indians defeat White Sox in wintry conditions | MLB.com - Danny Salazar was effectively wild and John Danks was not effective overall, as the Indians spoiled the White Sox home opener with a 7-1 victory Friday afternoon before 38,019 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Danny Salazar dazzles as Cleveland Indians spoil White Sox's snowy home opener, 7-1 | cleveland.com - Salazar allowed just two hits over 5.1 innings and the Indians built a quick 5-0 lead and coasted the rest of the way in Chicago.

Indians News

Rajai Davis' hustle nets big catch and triple | indians.com - Rajai Davis saw the pitch leave Danny Salazar's hand. The Indians center fielder then saw White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton swing. From there, all Davis saw was the falling snow against the gray sky over U.S. Cellular Field.

Mike Napoli, Carlos Santana make pitchers work | MLB.com - Entering Friday's 7-1 win over the White Sox, the duo had seen 85 combined pitches in their 16 trips to the plate, or an average of 5.3 per plate appearance.

Who plays, who goes when Cleveland Indians' outfield is healthy? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - Fans have questions and, inexplicably, some want Hoynsie! to answer them.

'Caucasians' shirt sales jump after ESPN's Bomani Jones appearance | cleveland.com - Offered because it is in the news. Let's keep the conversation civil.

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Clippers | Rain, cold push back season opener again | The Columbus Dispatch  - The teams will try to open their International League season again at 1:05 p.m. today.

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