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N&N: Roberto Perez keeps homering

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Morning news and notes for Monday, September 16, 2019

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Here’s to a great week!

Indians 7, Twins 5

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Not the weekend we wanted, but absolutely a solid, much-needed win on Sunday. It won’t be easy to get into the playoffs, but why would I give up right now on this team? Let’s hope for a little magic these last few weeks.

Tribe News

Tribe salvages series behind Perez’s clutch HR | Indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

Perez continues to increase his career-high home run numbers, launching his 23rd long ball of the season. Entering 2019, the Tribe’s backstop had hit 21 combined homers through the first five years of his career. After taking a ball off the right cheek on a ricochet off his shoulder in a plate appearance on Saturday, he added to his long laundry list of battle wounds on Sunday, taking a ball off the left knee.

The home run tied Perez for fourth most by a catcher in a single season in Cleveland history, and it marked his fifth go-ahead homer in the sixth inning or later this year.

“I’m glad the way my season is going well, but I just want to make the playoffs,” Perez said. “You work for that. Still haven’t thought about that stuff. Just got to continue to come to the ballpark ready to play every day. Twelve games left. See if we make the playoffs.”

Jason Kipnis exits game with wrist discomfort | cleveland.com

Tito said Kipnis will get an MRI on Monday.

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