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N&N: Aaron Civale continues to impress for Indians

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Morning news and notes for Monday, August 12, 2019

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Indians 7, Twins 3

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Carlos Santana’s grand slam in the 10th inning was a true thing of beauty. The Tribe ends up taking three of four from the Twinkies and are now tied again in the AL Central.

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Aaron Civale comfortable on big league stage |

From Mandy Bell:

With just two big league starts under his belt, Aaron Civale was asked to take the mound in the series finale against baseball’s most powerful lineup in front of a sellout crowd, as a piece of first place in the American League Central was within striking distance.

What seemed like a daunting task became a Sunday stroll for the 24-year-old right-hander, who tossed six stellar frames to lead his Tribe to a 7-3 victory over the Twins on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.

“I’m just out here trying to put the team in a good spot to win,” Civale said. “These are the games you work hard for. All the tough days that you go through throughout a career, these are what you come out to play for. You play for the team and we’re in a good spot now.”

Two perfect relay throws save Indians in ninth inning to Twins |

Naquin to Lindor to Plawecki. Game-saver!

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