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News and Notes: Tribe offense still asleep

When a squirrel running on the field is the most exciting part of the game.....

The only extra-base hit of the game.
The only extra-base hit of the game.
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Yesterday's Game: Minnesota 4, Cleveland 1

Twins top Indians behind Kepler, Berrios | MLB.com

Cleveland Indians stymied by Minnesota Twins, 4-1, for second straight game | cleveland.com

Squirrel steals spotlight as Cleveland Indians lose 4-1 - Let's Go Tribe

When seven out of your starting nine don't have a hit and six out of nine don't reach base, that's a recipe for a long day. It was only thanks to Jose Berrios' wild pitch that the Indians were able to get on the board. Mike Clevinger was effective for most of his start (though extremely inefficient with his pitch count), but in the fourth essentially gave the Twins three runs thanks to walks, wild pitches, and a throwing error.

Tribe News

Must C: Squirrel takes the field | MLB.com

Tom Hamilton's description of the squirrel (condensed in this video) was almost worth having to listen to the rest of the game. Almost.

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' Corey Kluber, Yan Gomes, Trevor Bauer -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com

I think there is some effect of last October on Kluber - how could there not be? - but it's hard to pin this injury on the stressful playoff run.

Indians continue to struggle at plate | MLB.com

Alternative headline: "Offensive struggles don't bother Tribe, yet"

Around MLB

Moving on from the Derek Jeter Era | FanGraphs Baseball

I've moved on almost a decade ago, why is it taking everyone else so long?

The Nationals and Bryce Harper agree to a contract extension through 2018, after which he'll be eligible for free agency. Weird timing.

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