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Two grand slams lead to Cleveland victory

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Morning news and notes for Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

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Last night sure was a roller coaster. Luckily, the Tribe came out on top and took game 1 from the Los Angeles Angels. And it was historical.

Angels 7, Indians 11

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By the end of the second inning, the Cleveland Indians had a commanding 7 run lead thanks largely in part to Bradley Zimmer’s first career grand slam. Fast forward to the end of the sixth inning and the game was all tied up. It took an extra two innings and another grand slam, but the Indians came out on top and took game one by a score of 11-7 .

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Everyone has talked a lot about Michael Brantley’s offensive resurgence this season, but rarely has anyone talked about the defense that he provides in left field. In last night’s game, Dr. Smooth flashed the leather and helped to preserve a tie game.

Tuesday’s best: Bieber is lights out in Akron debut | MLB

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Cleveland Indians pitching staff won’t stay six (starters) on six (relievers) for long | Cleveland.com

Tito loves his large bullpen, and it won’t be long before his bullpen is back up to at least seven and potentially eight.

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