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Morning News and Notes, Saturday, September 22, 2018

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Clevleland 5 - Boston 7

Recap: MLB | Cleveland.com

Both starters were on a pitch count and it turned into a bullpen game, which Boston won with their B lineup, as most regulars received the game off after clinching the AL East the night before.

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