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Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Cody Allen moves past meltdown

Morning news and notes for August, 22, 2016

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That was one heck of a baseball series. How fun was that?!?

Indians 3, Blue Jays 2

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Jose Ramirez did it again, this time with a two-out, two-run home run in the eighth inning to propel the Tribe to a victory Sunday over Toronto. With the win, the Indians are now 71-51 on the year.

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Cody Allen and the art of forgetting about a ninth-inning meltdown |

Easy to cheer for a guy like Allen after reading a story like this. From Zack Meisel:

Sometimes, the car ride home is pivotal for Cody Allen.

If the Tribe reliever pitches poorly, he aims to flush it out of his mind by the time his head hits the pillow. That leaves the trek home as Allen's last chance to dwell on any mishaps.

Allen surrendered five runs against the White Sox in the ninth inning on Wednesday night. Adam Eaton's grand slam -- on an 0-2 breaking ball on the inside part of the plate -- supplied Chicago with a 10-7 win. Throughout the night, once Allen got home, visions of the blown save popped into his mind.

By the next morning, however, Allen had turned the page. It's a necessary procedure for any reliever. When Allen visited Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital on Thursday morning, the ninth-inning nightmare wasn't on his mind.

"I'm not walking around thinking about how bad I've got it," Allen said. "I'm walking around and I see a kid [going through] chemo. It gives you perspective."

Jose Ramirez and the Indians relish postseason atmosphere during weekend series |

It was one part a chant-off between fans and about a zillion parts awesome baseball.

Rookie Clevinger keeps his cool in tense 7th inning |

The young right-hander earned his second Major League victory after throwing 1 13 scoreless innings.

How worried should Cleveland Indians be about Danny Salazar and Josh Tomlin |

Tomlin has a 6.84 ERA over his last eight starts, while Salazar is coming back from injury and hasn’t looked sharp at all. You guys worried?

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