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The kids are all right: Backups, fill-ins and call-ups shine as Indians sweep doubleheader

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Morning News and Notes for Saturday, September 2

Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Cleveland 3 - Detroit 2 (Game 1)
Cleveland 10 - Detroit 0 (Game 2)

Recaps:

Game 1: LGT | Indians.com
Game 2: LGT | Indians.com

The Indians took Game 1 in dramatic fashion, with Miguel Cabrera lining out to Franciscoo Lindor with the bases loaded for the final out. This seemed to take the wind out of the Tigers’ sails, as the Indians romped in Game 2 behind a line-up filled with backups. Giovanny Urshela and Roberto Perez had big early hits and the Indians never looked back. Call-ups Greg Allen and Francisco Mejia made their Major League debuts. The team was having so much fun that they stole sideline reporter Andre Knott’s microphone and provided color commentary. Even Kyle Crockett got to pitch.

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Cleveland Indians take on doubleheaders? Double your pleasure, double your fun | cleveland.com - The Indians have made the best of playing five doubleheaders this year, going 8-2 in the process.

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Cleveland Indians roaring to finish line, Terry's Talkin' -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com - Once again, the Cleveland Indians are playing excellent baseball after the All-Star break.

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