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Indians switch uniforms, shut out Royals to start season

Morning news and notes for Saturday, July 25, 2020

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Baseball Team wanted to make a point, so they wore the unis with Cleveland on the front, rather than the scheduled unis with the team name on the front. Behind 14 strikeouts from Shane Bieber, Cleveland provided just enough timely offense to win the opener.

Cleveland 2- KC 0

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Cleveland Baseball Team News

Cleveland dons road unis to support change - “We hope that’s a start of change,” shortstop Francisco Lindor said. “We know change is due, and it is time."

Injuries Finally Behind Him, Bradley Zimmer Returns To Cleveland Indians’ Outfield - Zimmer was easy to forget because it’s been three years since he played a full season healthy. He’s fully healthy now, however, and he’s proved it by winning a spot on Cleveland’s opening day roster.

Cleveland Indians show support for Black Lives Matter during moment of silence, stand together during national anthem | - In a show of support for social justice, Indians players put their hands on each other's shoulders during the national anthem.

Cleveland Indians players on MLB’s expanded playoffs: ‘It’s going to be fun’ - - Manager Terry Francona said he’d be surprised if almost every team is not still mathematically alive when the season comes down to its final 10 days or so.

Protests over Cleveland Indians' name take place ahead of opener | - While the Indians' home opener was unconventional in many ways, at least one tradition still took place. Protesters called for the team to change its name.

Tom Hamilton on what it's like calling a game without fans | - "In a lot of ways, it almost feels like a holiday," he explained. "Everyone's excited about their baseball team, because everyone's unbeaten at that point. So yeah, you really miss the pageantry and the vibe that you have in downtown Cleveland on opening day."

3-time All-Star Brandon Phillips set to play at Wild Things Park this weekend | - The 39-year-old four-time Gold Glove winner will be at Wild Things Park playing for the Baseball Brilliance Sox.

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