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Danny Salazar struggles early in Indians’ loss to White Sox

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Morning news and notes for Monday, April 24, 2017

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

White Sox 6, Indians 2

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Salazar wasn’t great, the offense struggled in key spots, and some fans are still less than huge fans of Michael Martinez. Still, despite the loss, the Indians finished their road trip a tidy 5-1.

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Danny Salazar ends ‘amazing road trip’ with ugly loss | Cleveland.com

Salazar wasn’t great Sunday, including his 35-pitch first inning where he allowed three runs. From Paul Hoynes:

Salazar, after introducing himself to Chicago's entire lineup in the first inning, struck out the side in order in the second. It took him 14 pitches, most of them 95 mph fastballs.

"It looked like he maybe got a little mad, reared back and really started competing," said manager Terry Francona.

Salazar (1-2, 4.37) said he leaned on the fastball more out of necessity than anger because he couldn't throw his change for strikes. Still, the first inning was gnawing at him.

"It's frustrating because you want to get through your first inning quick," said Salazar. "When that happened, you have to keep your head up and keep the score right there."

Tribe defense shows little glove in loss | Indians.com

Three costly errors and other miscues led to a rough defensive Sunday.

‘If I get on and I score, it’s all worth it’: Brandon Guyer is the Indians’ hit-by-pitch king | Cleveland.com

"I do sometimes [get big bruises]," Guyer said. "But if I get on and I score, it's all worth it."

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