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Cleveland Indians come through with clutch hits in 2nd straight walk-off win

Morning news and notes for June 3, 2016

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Does this year's Indians club have that special "something" that it seems all great teams have?  Have the last two wins energized the team and the fan base into truly believing?  I guess there's no way of knowing quite yet.

I am positive of one thing . . . it felt fantastic to beat the Royals in such dramatic fashion.  Let's do it again tonight!

Indians 5, Royals 4

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Carlos Carrasco returned from his hamstring injury and looked a little rusty, but showed good velocity and did work himself out of his tough jams.  Carrasco went five innings, giving up nine hits.  The bullpen allowed just one run (a solo home from from Cheslor Cuthbert) and the offense came through when it mattered, scoring three runs in the final two innings off of the strong Kansas City bullpen.

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Michael Brantley's voice steers Francisco Lindor's game-changing hit |

The elder statesman lending a hand to the young star.

Jason Kipnis says Indians turned corner with consecutive walk-off wins |

The Indians had just two walk-off wins all last season.  From Paul Hoynes:

We'll know more about how big a corner the Indians turned Thursday night in the days and weeks to come. But the immediate impression after the Indians beat Kansas City, 5-4, with a ninth-inning walk-off victory is where in the name of Jim Thome and all the other sainted walk-off heroes from Progressive Field's past did that come from?

"We've turned the corner," Kipnis said. "Guys are involved. Guys are interested, not like we weren't before, but anytime you win two in a row with a walk-off you've got guys feeling good. They're showing up at the ballpark with smiles on their faces."

Jose Ramirez hot during homestand | @hoynsie

Not bad for the 23-year old that many fans hated with a passion last year.

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