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N&N: Mike Clevinger continues his dominant stretch

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Morning news and notes for Monday September 9, 2019

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

Here’s to a great week!

Indians 5, Twins 2

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Mike Clevinger was great again, as the Tribe ends up taking two of three from the Twins in Minnesota. With the win, the Indians improved to 83-61 on the season.

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Steady Clevinger nabs key series win over Twins | Indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

Mike Clevinger has been the one arm the team has been able to consistently rely on. Two starts ago, the Indians bumped Clevinger to pitch a day early -- with the help of a team off day to keep him on schedule -- to make sure that the righty would be able to pitch in both Twins series, including Sunday’s series finale. That move paid off for the Tribe.

“I’m not just here to try to be a better pitcher tomorrow,” Clevinger said. “I’m here to win and I want to win. I want to help us win. I want us to beat the hell out of them every time we see them, especially when we’re this close and we’ve got this kind of race coming down the stretch, it just makes it that much more fun.”

Indians outfielders Greg Allen and Oscar Mercado help save Twins win with gloves | cleveland.com

The potential is there for the Tribe to have a heck of an outfield defensively over the next few years. (Yes, thinking about you too, Bradley Zimmer).

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