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Epic bullpen meltdown averted by Mercado’s improbable catch

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Morning News and Notes for Thursday, September 5, 2019

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 8 - Chicago (AL) 6

Recaps | LGT | MLB | Box score

Super Oscar Mercado saved the Indians from another gut-wrenching bullpen implosion.

Today’s Baseball; Plesac v Lopez at 1:10 pm EDT

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Oscar Mercado on his game-saving catch for the Cleveland Indians: ‘I just went for it’ - cleveland.com - Mercado’s Superman catch in center field preserved an 8-6 Indians win against the White Sox.

Cleveland Indians are running out of time, games and players in postseason quest - cleveland.com - Did the Indians burn themselves out by running down the Twins?

Terry Francona on using Carlos Carrasco | MLB.com - Indians manager Terry Francona had Carlos Carrasco warming in the bullpen when the game was tied at 2. Was this too soon to throw someone with just one big league inning under his belt since coming back from battling leukemia into a high-leverage situation?

Tuesday’s Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels game will air exclusively on YouTube and YouTube TV - cleveland.com - Fans can watch Tuesday's game in Anaheim on YouTube and YouTube TV beginning at 10 p.m.

Clippers 5, Gwinnett 4 | Bullpen helps Clippers open playoffs with road win - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH - The Clippers remained road warriors in Game 1 of their Governors' Cup semifinal series against the Gwinnett Stripers, holding on for a 5-4 victory Wednesday night.Michael Peoples threw 5 1/3 solid innings, and the bullpen held Gwinnett scoreless the rest of the way.

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