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Morning news and notes for Monday, September 11, 2017

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

Indians 3, Orioles 2

LGT Recap | Box Score

Trevor Bauer flashed plus curveball after plus curveball, while Roberto Perez and Francisco Lindor hit solo bombs in the sixth inning to keep the Indians’ amazing streak alive. With the win, the Tribe improves to 87-56 (!!!!) on the year.

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Francisco Lindor turns tide with HR and Almonte’s bat | Indians.com

Great stuff. Just great. From Jordan Bastian:

Francisco Lindor read the specifications on the knob of the bat and knew there was a problem. The strip of lumber that Abraham Almonte just tossed to the Indians shortstop was not the one Lindor had used during batting practice. This one was heavier and had a thicker barrel.

"I'm like, 'No, there's no chance,'" Lindor said with a smile.

Bradley Zimmer breaks hand | Indians.com

The injury came on a head-first slide into first base. Zimmer is to be examined Monday. Fingers are crossed.

Carlos Santana becomes Indians all-time RBI leader among switch hitters | Cleveland.com

I dare not go over there, but do the crazies at cle.com’s comment section still rip on Carlos? I hope not.

Michael Brantley’s patience with injured ankle hasn’t worn out . . . yet | Cleveland.com

Come back soon please.

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