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Morning news and notes for Monday, July 3, 2017

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

Indians 11, Tigers 8

LGT Recap | Box Score

The Tribe raced out to a big lead and held on in a rocky ninth inning to defeat the Tigers Sunday afternoon. Jose Ramirez was fantastic again, hitting two home runs, and starter Mike Clevinger allowed just one run over six innings. With the win, the Indians improved to 44-37 on the year.

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Indians have 5 All-Stars heading to Miami | Indians.com

I’ll definitely be watching now. From Jordan Bastian:

The vote was over and the decision was in. When Jose Ramirez took the field at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon, he had already been informed of the good news: Fans voted him in as the starting third baseman for the American League All-Star team.

Ramirez then went out and put on a show.

The kid with the fire-orange hair and signature strut launched a pair of home runs to help power an 11-8 win over the Tigers. It was a snapshot of why Ramirez earned his ticket to Miami, where he will be joined by Indians All-Stars Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor, Andrew Miller and Corey Kluber. It marks the first time since 2004 that the Indians have sent five players to the Midsummer Classic.

Terry Francona still managing workloads of Andrew Miller, Cody Allen | Cleveland.com

It’s a balancing act and it’s a long season.

Lonnie Chisenhall providing steady bat for Indians lineup | DTTWLN

Chiz has 22 RBI’s over the last 30 days. That’s good. It’s really good when you consider he’s only had 73 at-bats.

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