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Michael Brantley wins game how Hollywood would write it up

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Morning News and Notes for Wed. April 12, 2017.

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Michael Brantley, taking time to reflect on his game-winning hit in the first real sporting event in Cleveland since the World Series, recognized that the only better way to write it up would have been with a home run. But #HollywoodElites aren't the only ones pleased with Michael; Tribe fans are pretty happy as well. On the same day that the AL champions flag was raised and rings were passed out, a certain buzz has returned to Progressive Jacobs Field.

Given the benefit of a truly massive strike zone, James Shields was able to escape only allowing one run to the Indians offense. Half the city of Chicago was stranded by Yan Gomes, Edwin Encarnacion & company before Brantley came through in extras.

Indians notes

• The Indians still have not lost 4 consecutive games since July 2015. This took way longer for someone to tweet than I expected.

Cleveland is Carlos Santana's city. I really hope he sticks around long-term.

• Unfortunately, Lonnie Chisenhall remains on the DL and Michael Martinez remains on the active roster.

Around baseball

• Yoenis Cespedes had himself quite a day as well, hitting 3 home runs yesterday in a blowout win.

• His teammate, LGFT Asdrubal Cabrera was called one of the most underrated players in baseball by Jon Heyman

• Clay Buchholz left a game with an injury and zero people were surprised.

• The Blue Jays wore rather unattractive batting helmets and our friend Phil incorrectly likes them.

• Our friend Sammy Dyson had another rough outing last night against the Angels.

• Seattle placed Jean Segura on the 10-day DL. That still feels weird to type.

• Buster Posey had concussion symptoms, so he will spend some time on the DL as well.