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Morning news and notes for Sunday, September 10, 2017.

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MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Indians officially the best team in baseball? They still don’t have the best overall record — that still belongs to the Los Angeles Dodgers — but they’ve ripped off 17 wins in a row and they are now tied for the best record in the AL with the struggling Houston Astros. Accounting for tiebreakers (the Tribe’s 5-1 lead in the head-to-head matchup), the Indians have the inside track for playing every series with home-field advantage up to the World Series. I feel like somebody wrote about this before.

At the very least, there can be no doubt they are the hottest team in baseball.

Indians 4, Orioles 2

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