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N&N: Carlos Carrasco returns after Leukemia diagnosis

Morning news and notes for Monday, September 2, 2019

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Here’s to a great week!

Rays 8, Indians 2

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Rough series for the Tribe. Adam Plutko labored some and the offense struggled. With the loss, the Indians are now 79-58 on the season.

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Carlos Carrasco cheered in return |

From Mandy Bell:

The buzz began on Sunday long before the loudspeakers at Tropicana Field announced that Carlos Carrasco was up and warming in the seventh inning. It grew steadily during the seventh-inning stretch and erupted in a standing ovation from the crowd and chants of, “Coo-kie! Coo-kie!” as the right-hander jogged in from the bullpen.

Then Carrasco toed the rubber, took a deep breath and fired a strike right down the pipe. After a nearly three-month fight against chronic myeloid leukemia, the Indians’ heart and soul was back on the hill where he belonged.

“It was really fun to get back to my teammates and get back to the mound,” Carrasco said. “It was great the way they supported me from Day 1 to now. It’s been unbelievable, and it was a great moment.”

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