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N&N: Shane Bieber fantastic in series finale

Morning news and notes for Monday, May 20, 2019

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

Here’s to a great week!

Indians 10, Orioles 0

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Shane Bieber was amazing and the offense struck early and often. Good stuff. With the win, the Indians improve to 25-20 on the season.

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Bieber throws first career shutout, strikes out 15 |

From Mandy Bell:

With an extra day of rest under his belt, not only did Bieber go the distance, he allowed just five hits with a career-high 15 strikeouts and no walks on 107 pitches. He became the fourth-youngest pitcher since at least 1908 to record 15 K’s and no walks in a shutout. Here’s the company he joins:

1984: Dwight Gooden; 19 years, 301 days old

1998: Kerry Wood; 20 year, 324 days

2016: Vince Velasquez; 23 years, 312 days

2019: Shane Bieber; 23 years, 323 days

“I wasn’t really trying to think about it,” Bieber said of his strikeouts. “I think the nine innings and the shutout was a little bit more important to me. So just really going out there and being as aggressive as I could with all four pitches in the zone was what I was trying to do.”

Mike Clevinger closing in on rehab assignment |

A few more bullpen sessions and Clevinger hopefully will go out for a successful rehab appearance or two.

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