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Morning news and notes for Sunday, July 9

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

Last night’s game: Cleveland 4, Detroit 0

Mike Clevinger, Indians beat Verlander, Tigers | MLB.com

Mike Clevinger pitches Cleveland Indians past Justin Verlander, downward-spiraling Tigers, 4-0 | cleveland.com

Indians get dominant pitching and timely hitting, shutout Tigers 4-0 - Let's Go Tribe

The Indians were leading Detroit 1-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, their only run coming off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning. Then Bruce Rondon came into the game, and the Tribe took full advantage, scoring three more runs and making Cody Allen’s job in the ninth much easier. Mike Clevinger pitched well yet again, hurling six shutout innings against a team that he was facing for the second consecutive start.

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Jason Kipnis exits with right hamstring injury | MLB.com
All was not good news last night, as Jason Kipnis left game after pulling up just before reaching first base on a ground out. The initial diagnosis is a mild hamstring strain, and we’ll hear more details before tonight’s game. Erik Gonzalez replaced Kipnis at second in last night’s game, and would be the natural fill-in for however long Jason is out for.

Terry Francona keeping tabs on Cleveland Indians from afar as he recovers from heart procedure | cleveland.com
Tito may not be in the dugout, but he is still very involved with the team while recovering from surgery.

Carlos Santana back from from paternity list | MLB.com
The Indians optioned Shawn Armstrong to make room for Santana, so for now Abe Almonte remains on the roster.

2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game | MLB.com: News

With the Indians not playing until 8 PM tonight, you can catch Triston McKenzie and Francisco Mejia at 4 PM on MLB Network.

Around MLB

The Dodgers beat the Royals on a walk-off walk, and the Twins lost to Baltimore, so the Tribe’s lead in the Central is now 2.5 over Minnesota and 3.0 over Kansas

Speaking of walk-offs, LGFT Clint Frazier hit a ninth-inning home run to give his team (name redacted) a walk-off victory over the Brewers.

From Dave Lauria’s Sunday notes, I appreciated this stat: today in 1932, the Indians and Athletics played an 18-17 game that went 17 innings. The time of game was...4:05.