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Indians find that scoring helps them win

Morning News and Notes for August 8, 2019

Texas Rangers v Cleveland Indians - Game Two Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Baseball

Cleveland 2-5, Texas 0-1

Unlike Monday night’s debacle, the Indians not only scored, but scored more than their opponent and ended up with a doubleheader sweep of the Rangers.

Game 1 Recaps : LGT | MLB | Box Score

Game 2 Recaps : LGT | MLB | Box Score

Today’s Baseball

Michael Clevinger takes on Kyle Gibson at Target Field. The Indians enter 2.0 games behind Minnesota for a critical four-game series. Game time: 8:10 EDT.

Other Indians News

Confident Twins heading into crucial series with Cleveland: ‘I think we’re a better team.’ – Twin Cities - “They’re a really good team,” Cave said of the Indians. “I think we’re a better team.”

Hawaii’s Ka’ai Tom has ‘Blazed’ through multiple levels of Cleveland Indians organization this season | KHON2 - The Saint Louis graduate, who has the full name of Blaze Ka’ai Tom, played college baseball at Kentucky is enjoying a career year at two different levels for the organization.

Players Weekend reaction, Pérez becomes a US citizen, Pujols out of position - La Vida Baseball - Oliver Perez is now a US citizen.

The Minnesota Twins’ Historic Year May Not Be Enough to Best Cleveland - The Ringer
The Twins closed the gap on the AL Central champs with an aggressive offseason, but allowed the Indians back into the race by failing to match their Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes trade deadline haul. Without upgraded pitching, can they hit enough homers to hang on?

Jason Kipnis says Cleveland Indians have been circling games against Minnesota Twins on calendar for months - - “This team has had one focus and one focus only the last two months and that’s been chasing down these Twins,” Kipnis said. “We did it even faster than maybe we might have thought.”

Cleveland Indians feeling good at the right time with big series in Minnesota set to begin Thursday - - “We’ve done a good job of controlling what we can control, that’s kind of the best way to go about it,” Francona said. “We’ve played a lot of baseball lately and guys will be excited for (Thursday’s series opener). It will be a fun series to play. They’re really good, we know that. But they’re also right in front of us, so it’ll be a good challenge.”

Francona's faith in Kipnis and Ramirez paying off for Indians | Jeff Schudel | Indians | - If Terry Francona is criticized for one thing in his time as Indians manager, it is that he is too loyal to his players.

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