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Cleveland Indians wow big home crowds in weekend sweep of Blue Jays

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Morning news and notes for July 24, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Here’s to a great week!

Indians 8, Blue Jays 1

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Corey Kluber was fantastic, striking out 14 in 7 2/3 innings, and the Tribe’s offense banged out 12 hits and plated eight to finish off a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays.

Tribe News

Tribe rediscovering benefits of home cooking | Indians.com

Definitely nice to see some that home record improving. From Ben Weinrib:

The Indians, whose 53-28 home record was second only to the World Series champion Cubs last season, reached .500 for just the fourth time all season (24-24) on Sunday. In fact, the Indians haven't been above .500 at Progressive Field since they won their home opener.

This last stretch is by far the best baseball the Indians have played at home, with wins in six of their last seven games at Progressive Field. And the fans are noticing as well, with two sellouts this series and 99,554 total fans showing up.

"It's huge, especially with this great group of fans that we have supporting us day in and day out," said left fielder Michael Brantley, who ended a 54-game homerless streak with a two-run shot. "To come home to home territory and feel comfortable and get victories and win series is very important for the rest of the way."

Indians thrilled to see a healthy, confident Danny Salazar return to the mound | Cleveland.com

The fans are too!

The wheels on Sandy Alomar Jr’s bike go round and round | Cleveland.com

Alomar biked over 5,000 miles last year. Wow.

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