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Morning news and notes for Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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Yesterday's Game:

Recaps:

Jose Ramirez, Tigers top Tigers, Verlander | MLB.com

Four home runs give Cleveland Indians a 13-6 win over Tigers - Let's Go Tribe

Jose Ramirez homers twice as Cleveland Indians pound Detroit Tigers, 13-6 | cleveland.com

Box Score

That's more like it. Just about everyone got into the action, including Michael "1.000/1.000/2.000" Martinez. Nine runs off Justin Verlander (a career high), and another 4 runs off Anibal Sanchez to put the game completely away.

Well, there was Yan Gomes' day (0-for-5, 4K), which is even more stark considering that his teammates collected 19 hits and 4 walks.

Tribe News

Jose Ramirez breaks out of slump with 2-HR day | MLB.com

The good news about it being this early in the year is that one great day can completely change your batting line. Jose Ramirez is now hitting .341/.404/.610 after going 4-for-4 with two home runs.

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' Chief Wahoo, player moves, memories -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com

Pluto mentions that Naquin was "very surprised and a little angry" when he was told he was headed to Columbus. Which is understandable for a player getting the news, but he does have some very specific things that he needs to work on. Pluto also notes that Yandy Diaz is hitting the ball hard (95 mph exit velocity), though that velocity hasn't yet translated into his batting line.

How concerned should Cleveland Indians be about slow-starting Edwin Encarnacion? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com

Betteridge's Law of Headlines applies, with some slight modifications: Not very. You have to trust the long-term history of player rather than the short term, unless there's something physical at work here.

Indians, Tigers celebrate Jackie Robinson Day | MLB.com

Everyone playing (and umpiring) in games yesterday wore number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson's debut 70 years ago.

Indians award Larry Doby Youth fund grants | MLB.com

The total award was $1M, and will go to 18 different recipients. The money will used to " provide educational assistance and help curb youth violence in Northeast Ohio."

Around MLB

10-day DL brings new strategic measures | MLB.com

I think on balance the move from 15 days to 10 days is a good thing, as it will encourage teams to sit players with more minor injuries than try to make do with a shortened roster. I do foresee some abuse with starting pitchers as the article mentions, but I'll take that downside.

Sunday Notes: Belisle, Buck on Robots, Mancini’s Pop, Bedrosian’s Role, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Among the many interesting pieces of news, was this:

Opposing base stealers are 16 for 17 against Pittsburgh catchers Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart this season. Opposing base stealers are 11 for 11 against Houston’s Evan Gattis and Brian McCann.

In contrast, Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez have allowed 6 stolen bases in 10 attempts.