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Jose Ramirez finishes off fantastic first-half in style

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Morning news and notes for Monday, July 10, 2017

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

Tigers 5, Indians 3

LGT Recap | Box Score

Detroit made Corey Kluber work hard, building up his pitch count and forcing the Tribe to go to their bullpen in the sixth inning. Nick Goody and Dan Otero promptly struggled while the Tigers’ shaky bullpen somehow held it together in Sunday night’s loss. The Indians head into the All-Star break with a 47-40 record and 2.5 game lead in the AL Central.

Tribe News

Jose Ramirez rides hot streak into All-Star Game

JRam hit a two-run homer and reached base safely in all four of his plate appearances Sunday night. He’s hit .405 over his last 40 games.

Jose Ramirez always dreamed of thriving on the field, but never imagined being the talk of the town | Cleveland.com

More Ramirez love (he deserves it). From Zack Meisel:

He's trotting along on the infield dirt, completing that adrenaline-aided lap that has become more and more familiar.

The 24,000 or so standing in front of their green seats are chanting his first name, with a drawn-out cadence that can stick in one's head for hours.

Jose Ramirez can peer up and spot the Goodyear blimp. He can scan the camera bay and find an ESPN logo. He can gaze at the Indians' dugout and catch his teammates preparing to shower him with praise for yet another critical contribution at the plate.

Local T-shirt companies can't produce merchandise bearing his face (or his hair on a shades-sporting baseball) at a rapid enough pace. His first name serves as the title of a new blend of coffee. His last name can be found near the top of a plethora of statistical leaderboards.

Ramirez is the talk of the town.

Lonnie Chisenhall exits game with calf injury | Cleveland.com

Fingers crossed Lonnie is ok.

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