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Morning News and Notes for Thursday, September 28, 2017

Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Cleveland 4 - Minnesota 2

Recaps: LGT | Indians.com | cleveland.com

Danny Salazar’s up and down season continued, with yesterday being “up”, as he went 4.2 shutout innings while striking out 9. Despite the loss, Minnesota clinched the Wild Card 2 slot when the Angels lost to the White Sox.

Other Indians News

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley resumes running, could play later this week - The All-Star outfielder, who has been sidelined since Aug. 9 with a sprained ankle ligament and seemed destined to sit out his second straight playoff run, did some running Wednesday, and manager Terry Francona said there's a possibility Brantley could be playing in games this week.

Indians' Michael Brantley nearing return | MLB.com - Indians manager Terry Francona said on Wednesday that the club is targeting the weekend as a potential return for Brantley.

Will Cleveland Indians' glut of talent be a problem in picking playoff roster? Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - People have questions. Inexplicably, many want them answered by Hoynsie.

How the Indians' World Series loss fueled their historic 2017 season | SI.com - It has been so long since the Indians won the World Series that the pitcher who closed their last championship was a World War II veteran who survived a torpedo attack in the South Pacific.

Is Andrew Miller back to being exactly the Andrew Miller that the Cleveland Indians need in October? | cleveland.com - It was Miller striking out the side against Minnesota and delivering the most recent signal that he has returned to the All-Star form that saw him open the season with 15 consecutive scoreless appearances and a minuscule 1.40 earned run average prior to the break.

Francisco Lindor and Baseball’s Arbitration Problem | FanGraphs Baseball - Lindor’s evolving profile remains a matter of interest as it relates to the arbitration process.

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