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Roberto Pérez returns, immediately makes key defensive play

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Morning news and notes for Wednesday, August 19, 2020

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Handed an extra inning game that nobody wanted to win, Carlos Santana did this

This was made possible by a key play earlier by Roberto Perez that kept the game tied. Pérez was activated earlier in the day.

• Sandy Leon is tending to a family matter, so Beau Taylor will back up Roberto Pérez. Greg Allen takes Oscar Mercado’s spot.

• Sandy Alomar is back managing while Francona has a medical prodedure

Around baseball

• MLB has started planning a possible postseason bubble.

• The Washington Post takes a look at just how good Juan Soto is.

• Matt Harvey is about to become one of Tom Hamilton’s favorite pitchers.

• Kenta Maeda pitched 8 no-hit innings for the Twins. Not 9, though. The Twins ended up needing 12 innings to win.

• Chris Woodward and Ian Gibuat were suspended for #TatisGate.

• Manny Machado made this nice play.

• Boston’s pitching is historically bad.

• It’s Morosi Rumor Szn.