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Michael Brantley is leading the Cleveland offense early this season

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Indians 2, Orioles 1

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All action came in the second inning when Yonder Alonso smashed his fifth home run of the season to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead. Chance Sisco would single in Adam Jones in the bottom half of the inning, but both offenses went quiet afterwards as both starters would make it into the eighth inning. Andrew Miller and Cody Allen relieved a dominant Carlos Carrasco to give the Tribe a series victory over the Orioles.

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Healthy Brantley worth the wait for Indians | MLB

It definitely helps a struggling offense that Michael Brantley is a) the best hitter on the team currently and b) not shattered into a thousand pieces.

Stop what you are doing and watch this pitch from Carlos Carrasco | MLB

And he would be the ace, too, if it wasn’t for that meddling Corey Kluber.

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