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Tribe shuts out Royals behind bounce back effort from Mike Clevinger

Morning News and Notes for Thursday, July 4, 2019

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals
The Royals were polite enough to set off fireworks after the game
Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s celebrate America with some news of the American Pastime:

Yesterday’s Baseball

Cleveland 4 - Kansas City 0

Recaps: LGT | MLB | Box Score

Mike Clevinger provided the pitching and Roberto Perez provided the offense, which included Perez manufacturing a run on a hustle triple after which he scored on a wild pitch.

Today’s Baseball

Holiday matinee with young Zach Plesac trying to outpitch wily veteran Homer Bailey

Other Indians News

Santana hoping to be Tribe's 1st to win Derby - It was announced on Wednesday night that Indians first baseman Carlos Santana will go head-to-head with Pete Alonso of the Mets in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday at Progressive Field.

Renovated Doby playground opens in Cleveland - To never forget Doby’s legacy, the Larry Doby All-Star Playground was updated with new equipment and refurbished flooring, to support the 1,000 children who turn to a Boys & Girls Club in each day in the city that was the first to back and accept Doby.

MLB All-Star Week Tickets | -How to attend All-Star events.

MLB All-Star Week Schedule | - The official schedule of events for MLB All-Star Week.

Cleveland Indians: Are they really as bad as many fans believe? — Terry Pluto - - No, they are not.

Cleveland Indians’ Adam Plutko, Trevor Bauer remember Tyler Skaggs in their own way - - Plutko met Skaggs when he was 15 and Skaggs was 16. They competed with and against each other in southern California’s highly competitive amateur baseball scene.

Jim Thome, Drew Carey headline ‘Team Cleveland’ roster for 2019 MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game | - Former Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome and TV personality Drew Carey headline the roster for ‘Team Cleveland’ in the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.

Flaherty still working to get back to the major leagues - Portland Press Herald - “No one wants to be at this level, it’s the worst level in baseball,” said Ryan Flaherty, the Portland native and seven-year major league veteran. “No one is happy. You’ve either played in the majors and think you should be there or you’re a young kid who’s a step away.”

Tribe’s number one fan excited to drum up conversation at All Star Game - In August of 1976, John Adams decided he was tired of banging on the then wooden seats in the stadium.He wanted to bring the excitement to another level, so he asked the Indians front office if he could bring that bass drum to the games. With their permission, he gave it a shot and here we are, 3,600 or so games later.

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