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Jason Kipnis decides pitchers duel with ninth-inning home run

Morning News and Notes, Saturday, June 9, 2018

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 4 - Detroit 1

Recaps: LGT |

Jason Kipnis hit a three-run home run in the 9th-inning to make a winner out of Trevor Bauer, who went 8.0 innings and struck out 12. Could this herald a turn in Kipnis’ luck?

Other Indians News

The Indians Revolutionized the Bullpen—Now They Need a New One - The Ringer - In a weak AL Central, Cleveland doesn’t need to sweat earning a playoff berth. But if the Indians hope to improve on their recent postseason fortunes, they’ll need to revamp a relief corps that’s gone from strength to liability in 2018.

Adam Plutko gets the nod and four other things we learned about the Cleveland Indians on Friday | - Adam Plutko is your new fifth starter.

Andrew Miller throws bullpen session for Tribe - Prior to the Tribe's game against the Tigers, Miller worked through a lengthy bullpen session at Comerica Park.

LGFT Coco Crisp takes another swing at selling Rancho Mirage estate - The sprawling property, which includes a Wiffle ball field, is now listed at a reduced $9.495 million.

Target Field Named Top Vegan-Friendly Ballpark - Progressive Field came in third.

Indians notes: With a problematic calf injury behind him, Lonnie Chisenhall looking to produce - Chronicle-Telegram - “Yeah, I’ve been touring Northeast Ohio and upstate New York (on a minor league rehab assignment) for the past 10 days, so it’s nice to be back here with the team,” Chisenhall said. “You miss them when you’re gone.”

Cody Allen, despite the bullpen's problems, is just seven saves shy of the Cleveland Indians' franchise record | - Allen's 11 saves give him 133 with the Indians. He needs seven more to pass Bob Wickman, who holds the franchise record with 139.

The Most and Least Team-Friendly Strike Zones | FanGraphs Baseball - Compared to the average, the Indians’ zone has been team-friendly by about 91 strikes. The White Sox’ zone has been team-unfriendly by about 134 strikes.

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