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Mike Clevinger shines in Houston

Morning news and notes for Sunday, May 21, 2017.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros
Mike Clevinger
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Yesterday’s game: Cleveland 3, Houston 0

Mike Clevinger throws seven scoreless innings as Cleveland Indians blank Houston Astros, 3-0 | cleveland.com

Mike Clevinger leads Indians past Astros | MLB.com

Seven glorious shutout innings from Mike Clevinger carry Indians past Astros - Let's Go Tribe

That was an impressive performance, especially given the lineup he was facing. Mike Clevinger made his case to stay in the rotation once Corey Kluber returns, throwing 7 innings of shutout baseball, and taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Astros have dropped three series all year, and two of the three were to the Indians.

Indians news

Cleveland Indians have Terry worried about Danny Salazar, Edwin Encarnacion -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com

As Pluto says, if you go make to the second half of last year, Salazar’s numbers aren’t pretty at all. The good news is that his velocity is still fine, but that’s what makes his struggles all the more perplexing.

Corey Kluber set for sim game; Carrasco OK | MLB.com

With Carrasco on track to make his next start, that means the Indians will have to make an interesting decision when Corey Kluber is ready to go, perhaps as soon as the end of next week. Danny Salazar’s start today will probably go a long ways in determining which decision they make.

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