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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

MLB: ALCS-Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The first week of the baseball season was weird. First the Cleveland Indians swept the Texas Rangers in the first three game series of the year. And then they turned around and got swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the next three game series. Baseball is weird, here’s to some more weirdness this week!

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Indians to celebrate AL pennant in hope opener | MLB

Yes, the Cleveland Indians came up short in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. But that doesn’t take away from the incredible accomplishments that they had during the regular season and the postseason, which included winning their first AL championship since 1997.

Q&A: Chernoff discusses Indians’ motivation | MLB

The front office of the Cleveland Indians organization is one of the best in baseball, and GM Mike Chernoff is one of the key reasons for the success of the team. He caught up with MLB.com and talks about what drives Cleveland forward here in 2017.

Jason Kipnis continues rehab with Akron RubberDucks | Cleveland.com

Kip was able to play five innings for Akron on Monday with the goal being to get his shoulder back into the routine of playing in a live baseball game. He won’t be with the Tribe today for the home opener, and he may be playing elsewhere come Thursday when the RubberDucks go on the road.

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