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Morning news and notes for Saturday, April 14, 2018.

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Happy Saturday, folks! Hopefully there is Cleveland baseball today. The weather forecast may have other plans.

Blue Jays 8, Indians 4

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. All in the same game. Mike Clevinger cruised through three innings and then melted down in the fourth. The Indians jumped on Marcus Stroman early and staked a 4-0 lead before the Blue Jays scored eight unanswered runs and won the first game of this series.

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Brantley making early push for playing time | MLB

When healthy, Michael Brantley can be one of the best hitters in baseball. So far in 2018, while the results have been so-so, Dr. Smooth has looked solid on his recently injured ankle, which can only mean that he’ll be seeing more playing time if his health continues to hold up.

Terry Francona sees benefits in bolstering Bradley Zimmer’s bunt attempts | Cleveland.com

Bradley Zimmer is one of those rare players who has the speed to take a well-placed bunt and turn it into a hit. Teams will eventually adjust, but for now, if it helps Walugi get on base, have at it.

Indians prospect Francisco Mejia files lawsuit over payment dispute | ESPN

In a story that will hopefully begin to get more coverage, Francisco Mejia is suing Big League Advance for tactics they used to get him to sign away portions of his future big league earnings.

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