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Sunday News and Notes: Yesterday's game delayed because rain/sleet was blowing into umpire's face

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Into every game some rain sleet must fall.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Game: Minnesota 6, Cleveland 3

Minnesota's Ervin Santana doesn't need no-no to dump Cleveland Indians, 6-3 | cleveland.com

Twins win, snap skid with Juan Centeno's HR | indians.com

A miserable Cleveland Indians game in miserable Cleveland weather - Let's Go Tribe

Cold temperatures, rain, occasional sleet, and Angel Hernandez: a recipe for miserable conditions. And the game wasn't very good either. Backup catcher Juan Centeno was the offensive star for Minnesota, hitting his first MLB home run in the 5th inning to give the Twins a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Tribe News

Sheets of sleet delays game at inopportune time for Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com

If you're wondering why Angel Hernandez called time out during the sixth inning, it was because rain and sleet was driving into his face. After the delay Kluber hit Brian Dozier, which would lead to the Twins scoring another run.

On the good news side of the ledger, Carlos Carrasco threw a bullpen session on Friday and reported no issues, so he seems to be a couple weeks away from returning from the DL.

Indians' Michael Brantley put on disabled list | indians.com

...and on the bad side of the ledger, Michael Brantley is back on the DL. He's scheduled to visit the surgeon who performed his offseason shoulder surgery just to make sure there's nothing wrong (and MRI didn't show anything). Michael Martinez, who can play almost anywhere on the field, has been called up. This would presumably pave the way for Jose Ramirez to play regularly in the outfield in Brantley's absence.

Sunday Notes: Manaea-Giles Adversity, Astros, M’s Future SS, more | FanGraphs Baseball

I've stuck this into the 'Tribe News' section because in among the other interesting MLB tidbits is an update on Brady Aiken, who is throwing off a mound in Arizona as he finishes off his Tommy John surgery rehab.

MLB News

Banned MLB players seek answers for unexplainable positive drug tests | FOX Sports

Until there's an alternative explanation, though, Ockham's Razor still applies.

MLB notes: Harper drops appeal and sits out game | Baseball | stltoday.com

Bryce Harper dropped his appeal to sit out the second game of a day-night doubleheader.

Saturday's recap: Cubs 8, Pirates 2 - Chicago Tribune

The Cubs are now 27-8, their best start since 1907, and baseball's best start since the 1984 Tigers.