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Indians take out frustrations on the Reds in 19-4 blowout

Morning News and Notes for Thursday, July 12, 2018

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 19 - Cincinnati 4

Recaps: LGT | MLB

The explosion started with a two-run homer from Jose Ramirez as the Indians continue to experiment in identifying the optimal bullpen-proof lead.

Jose Ramirez hits two home runs vs. Reds | Cleveland Indians - By Wednesday, following some internal discussion, Ramirez decided that it was more important to focus on home runs that count (like the two he belted in the win over Cincinnati).

Terry Francona meets with team about mishap - "I actually talked to the team," Francona said. "I messed up and I apologized, because I don't like messing up. And, inadvertently, I came in last night and I thought took responsibility, but I also put O.T. in a tough spot. And I didn't want to do that. So, I told the guys, I said, 'Hey man, that was not my intention.'

Tyler Olson comes off DL; Andrew Miller throws - Prior to Wednesday's game against the Reds, the Indians activated Olson from the 10-day disabled list, following his bout with a strained left lat muscle. In order to vacate a spot on the active roster for Olson's return, Cleveland designated veteran lefty Marc Rzepczynski for assignment.

Andrew Miller keeps throwing; could a date in Akron be coming soon? | - Francona said Miller will test the knee again on Saturday. After that, Indians coaches, trainers and Miller himself will sit down and discuss the next step in his return to active status.

House of Representatives votes to give Larry Doby a Congressional Gold Medal | - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday signed off on legislation that would award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Cleveland Indians great Larry Doby, the second African American to join a Major League Baseball team.

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