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Fantastic sports weekend in Cleveland finishes with a sweep and a championship

Morning news and notes for Monday, June 20, 2016

Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

What a weekend. The Indians playing great baseball with walk-off wins in front of big, fun crowds. Father’s Day celebrations with loved ones. And the Cavs.

I grew up in Cleveland. I was a kid who cried when Ernest Byner fumbled. I stared at the TV in disbelief when the Marlins shocked us in 1997. Really, there are too many heartbreaks to count.

So thanks Lebron. Kyrie. Love. Tristen. The whole team. You guys are special, just like our home.

Indians 3, White Sox 2

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Rajai Davis was the star, finishing with four hits and two steals, plus doubled to start the 10th inning and scored the winning run after a Jose Ramirez single.

Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco pitched well, giving up just two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. Dan Otero earned his second win of the season after pitching a clean 10th inning. With the win, the Indians improved to 38-30.

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Walk-off wins walking their way back into the Indians plans for 2016 |

The Indians now have four walk-off wins already this season. Let’s keep it up, they are pretty fun.

Jose Ramirez thriving in clutch situations |

Ramirez drove in the winning run on Sunday and continues to be a big spark for the Tribe’s offense. From Jordan Bastian:

Ramirez does not look like a heart-of-the-order hitter, but his value comes in his high contact rate, which was a team-leading 86.4 percent heading into Sunday's game. That has led to balls being put in play consistently by the pesky switch-hitter, who has thrived with runners in scoring position as a result.

"You give yourself more of a chance if you put the ball in play in those situations," Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo said. "How hard [a ball is hit] is going to help, too. The harder you hit the ball, the more chances you're going to have of getting a base hit. He's been pretty good at finding the barrel and hitting the ball hard."

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