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Morning news and notes for Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Baltimore Orioles v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Indians 2, Orioles 4

LGT Recap | MLB Recap | Cleveland.com Recap | Box Score

The Cleveland offense was asleep at the wheel for most of the game, and a rough inning from Adam Plutko was all Baltimore needed to snap the Tribe’s six game win streak.

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Before Saturday’s game, Francisco Lindor watched Puerto Rico in the Little League World Series | MLB

I hope some of the kids who played in that game see this article. Many of them probably look up to Lindor, and so I imagine it would be awesome to know that he was in their corner rooting them on.

Indians retire Hall of Famer Thome’s No. 25 | MLB

On Saturday, Jim Thome became the eighth member of the Cleveland Indians to have his number retired by the team. Congratulations, Jim!

Are the ‘coasting’ Cleveland Indians playing boring baseball? Hey, Hoynsie | Cleveland.com

I was halfway through getting my pitchfork ready when I read through this article and found out that it Janet and not Hoynes making a ridiculous claim that the Indians are boring. In fact, Hoynes gave Janet the business for positing such a ridiculous notion. So, good job, Paul.

Trevor Bauer wants retraction from MLB network and ESPN on fake Tweet about his injury | Cleveland.com

Regardless of what you think of Bauer personally, he’s entirely in the right here. Good on him for calling out MLB Network and ESPN for their asinine reporting.

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