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Carlos Carrasco may be the new ace of the Cleveland Indians

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Athletics 3, Indians 5

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Carlos Carrasco came in and did his thing, and three Indians (Austin Jackson, Carlos Santana, and Edwin Encarnacion) homered past Daniel Mengden and the A’s to kick off this four game series. On the other side of the ball, Rajai Davis went 1-for-4 in his return to Progressive Field for the first time since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.

Tribe News

Carrasco evolving into Tribe’s de facto ace | MLB

Carlos Carrasco has been the best starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians thus far in 2017. With Corey Kluber returning this week from the disabled list, it’s looking like the Indians may have two genuine aces on their staff as the calendar flips to June. Be aware, rest of American League.

Francona shares importance of Memorial Day | MLB

Baseball was played yesterday, but Tribe skipper Terry Francona had more on his mind, namely the men and women who serve in the armed services. And while his dad served in the Army, Tito joked that his dad probably didn’t actually do all that much during his service time.

Cleveland Indians fans welcome Rajai Davis with rousing ovation before first at-bat |

Rajai Davis was a momentary hero for an entire city last November. And while negotiations stagnated and he moved on to Oakland for this season, Davis will always hold a special place in Cleveland sports history. Here’s to you, Rajai.

Is Carlos Santana in the outfield a good idea for the Indians? |

While his defense isn’t setting the world on fire, his bat is good enough to warrant keeping Carlos Santana in the lineup when the Indians are forced to play fake baseball against NL teams.

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