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Cookie is back and so are the Indians’ bats

Morning News and Notes, Saturday, July 7, 2018

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 10 - Oakland 4

Recaps: LGT | MLB

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” goes the old saying. Last week in Oakland, Paul Blackburn fooled the Indians, who couldn’t center up his off-speed offerings. The Indians were not fooled last night. Also - Carlos Carrasco is back. And Francisco Lindor stole home.

Other Indians News

Andrew Miller out until after All-Star break - Terry Francona said the lefty will continue to throw off the mound, but he ruled out activating Miller before the All-Star break.

Francisco Mejia to play in Futures Game - Mejia was named to the World roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game for the third consecutive year.

Cleveland Indians activate Carlos Carrasco from DL, designate George Kontos for assignment | - The club also announced the acquisition of minor-league reliever James Hoyt in a trade with Houston. Cleveland sent righty Tommy DeJuneas to the Astros in exchange for Hoyt, who has spent most of the season at Class-AAA Fresno.

Astros Trade: James Hoyt to Cleveland, Tommy DeJuneas to Houston - The Crawfish Boxes - Hoyt has spent the last two seasons back and forth between Houston and Fresno where he would make a name for himself as a strikeout specialist. Unfortunately, he was also prone to giving up runs, ending his time in Houston with a 4.40 ERA in 71.2 IP since 2016.

Indians have already sold 270,000 tickets for 10-game homestand against A's, Reds and Yankees - Crain's Cleveland Business - Tim Salcer, the Indians' vice president of ticket sales and service, said the club, as of Friday morning, July 6, had already sold 270,000 tickets for the 10-game homestand.

Indians 10, A’s 4: 12 Walk-Off Thoughts on a double-steal, a blown stop sign and Cookie’s return - The play of the night was all on the bases.

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