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Morning news and notes for Monday, August 10, 2020

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Here’s to a week with more good than bad!

Indians 5, White Sox 4

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Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito had themselves a solid pitchers duel, a big late RBI from Franmil Reyes got us to extras, and Oliver Perez finished off the win after a rain delay. With the win, the Indians are now `10-7 on the season.

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The outfielder got the go-ahead run across the plate with a squeeze bunt in the 10th inning.

Indians send Zach Plesac home after night out | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

Indians players and staff have been adamant about remaining diligent with COVID-19 protocols, trying to keep a bubble-like atmosphere on the road and limiting their public exposure at home. On Sunday, the team learned what can happen if they bend the rules.

As first reported by The Athletic, starter Zach Plesac was sent home on Sunday after going out with friends Saturday night in Chicago. The 25-year-old, who grew up an hour away from The Windy City, tossed six scoreless frames in the Indians’ 7-1 victory over the White Sox just hours prior.

“I’ll keep the details of our conversation private,” Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said. “But I had multiple conversations with Zach today and we talked through what happened. Obviously reinforced the importance for everybody that we all take the protocols seriously and adhere to them because our decisions and our behaviors not only affect ourselves, but all of our teammates, and I think Zach understands that.”

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