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Francisco Lindor’s 30th gets Indians to 20

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Morning News and Notes for September 13, 2017.

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians' winning streak went to 20 last night as Corey Kluber pitched a complete game shutout to silence the Tigers. The deciding run was scored in the first inning when Francisco Lindor homered off of Andrew Boyd for a 1-0 lead. Boyd baffled the Indians like he always does, but Kluber was better. Since June 1, batters are hitting .171 off Kluber.

Lindor became the first Indian 23 or younger to hit 30 dingerz since Manny Ramirez. And the first shortstop to do so since that A-Rod guy.

Recaps: LGT | Bastian

Notes

• Andrew Miller will pitch in some capacity on Thursday.

• 4500 tickets were sold yesterday.

• Terry Francona isn’t the smoothest guy at the bar.

• Jason Kipnis wants to play Sunday but Tuesday is more likely.

• Bradley Zimmer is out 6-8 weeks. Or less.

• Corey Kluber "returns from injuries as if they never happened."

• The Indians are better on the road than most teams are at home.

Around beisbol (even this stuff is related to the Indians)

• Billy Beane is not an obnoxious former Miami Dolphin.

• The Dodgers finally(?) won a game last night, with Clayton Kershaw improving to 17-3 on the season, which is 3 games back of the Indians' most recent 20 decisions.

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