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Bad defense, bad offense on display yesterday

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Morning news and notes for Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians
Bradley Zimmer did actually play in yesterday’s game
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Game: Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2

Corey Kluber strikes out 13 but Indians lose | MLB.com

Corey Kluber's 13 strikeouts go for naught as Cleveland Indians lose, 4-2, to Twins | cleveland.com

Corey Kluber’s 13-strikeout gem wasted by lack of offensive clutchiness - Let's Go Tribe

A waste of a fantastic pitching performance. Two unearned runs early, two home runs (one of them to LGFT Chris Gimenez) given up late. Scoring only two runs didn’t help either.

Indians News

Corey Kluber is untouchable at the moment, but sometimes even that isn't enough: Zack Meisel's musings | cleveland.com
13 of the 21 outs Kluber recorded yesterday came via the strikeout.

Indians not rushing Bradley Zimmer vs. lefties | MLB.com
I could understand this if Michael Brantley was back, given how well Austin Jackson has been hitting lately, but when you start Daniel Robertson and Erik Gonzalez in the outfield I don’t see how this gives the team a better chance to win.

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' fans buying tickets, players producing -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com
The park was just about full for yesterday’s game, which is a beautiful sight to behold.

Around the league

  • Speaking of attendance, a look at whether the local minor-league teams are “stealing” potential fans from the Tampa Bay Rays
  • The Orioles finally held a team below five runs, meaning that they did not set the record for consecutive games giving up five runs or more (they remain tied with the 1924 Philadelphia A’s)
  • LGFT Asdrubal Cabrera wants traded after the Mets moved him to second base.