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Francisco Lindor homers, looks like superstar we know and love

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Morning news and notes for Monday, August 17, 2020

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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

Indians 8, Tigers 5

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The Tribe racked up 13 hits and 5 home runs to finish off the sweep of the Tigers. With the win, the Indians are now 13-9 on the season.

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Bats blaze as win streak vs Detroit hits 20 | Indians.com

Home runs are fun. Twenty in a row over Miggy Cabrera’s Tigers is even better.

Francisco Lindor looked more like himself in series finale against Detroit | cleveland.com

From Joe Noga:

Lindor’s early struggles have been magnified through Cleveland’s first 22 games as the entire Indians offense has had trouble scoring runs, time after time wasting a historically good start by the club’s pitching staff that ranks among the best in baseball. Prior to Sunday’s game, manager Terry Francona acknowledged that Lindor was going through a stretch where it appeared he was struggling to get his lower body in sync with his upper half.

“Sometimes hitters get rushed and you get in habits because the ball gets up on you quick,” Francona said. “I fall back on the statement that he’s such a good player he’ll get as hot as he got cold, and it’ll be fun to watch.”

Lindor then went out and proved Francona prescient with a 3-for-5 day at the plate, driving in three runs and collecting eight total bases behind a pair of doubles and his fourth home run.

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