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Morning News and Notes, Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

Cleveland 3 - Kansas City 2

Recaps: LGT | indians.com

Michael Brantley capped a three-run first inning with a two-run single in his first at-bat of the season, and the Indians held on to get the win in the home opener.

Other Indians News

Michael Brantley activated from DL - Brantley made the home fans cheer even louder in the first inning, when he turned the first pitch of his first at-bat of the year into a two-run single against Royals lefty Danny Duffy. That soft line drive into right field wound up being the decisive blow in Cleveland's 3-2 victory over Kansas City.

Chief Wahoo fans hurl insults at Native Americans during Cleveland Indians' home opener | cleveland.com - I'm embarrassed. I hope you are, too. Stay classy, Cleveland.

Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes | Chicago Tribune - “They still want to keep hold of what they consider as their traditions and their history and they’re not realizing that their history is basically a history of oppression,” said Philip Yenyo, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio.

Indians facing last hurrah with core veterans - The Indians know worse is bound to come in an opening month that has them here at home 17 times -- a would-be baked-in advantage if there weren't reasonable suspicion that they'll spend some unfortunate percentage of that time either bundled up or waiting out rain.

Hudson man retrieves Royals’ Lucas Duda’s bat from netting behind home plate at Indians’ home opener - Season ticket-holder Shawn McCall of Hudson quickly devised a plan to retrieve the ultimate game-day souvenir. With the help of some crutches from a fan sitting nearby, McCall used them like tweezers to pluck the bat from the net.

Class A Lynchburg LHP Alsis Herrera suspended 80 games for PED violation | cleveland.com - According to the Cleveland Indians, Herrera tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the MiLB drug prevention program.

Cleveland Indians open at home with sense of urgency -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - The Indians have won more games than any other American League team in the last five seasons. They have won about everything you can win -- except a World Series.

Indians pregame ceremony honors A.L. Central Pennant, 'The Streak' and individual awards (video) | cleveland.com - The Indians celebrated their 2017 American League Central Division Championship team and honored Kluber, Lindor and Ramirez.

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