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Oscar Mercado saves the game with speed

Morning news and notes for Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Cleveland 2 - Cincinnati 0

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The Indians manufactured a couple runs and Oscar Mercado and the pitching staff did the rest.

Tribe News

Mercado’s daring, Clevinger’s start leads Indians past Reds - Oscar Mercado’s gamble paid off for the pitching-rich, hitting-poor Indians.

Oscar Mercado speeds home as Cleveland Indians beat Cincinnati Reds, 2-0 - Speed is a wonderful thing because it never slumps. At least that’s what any manager or coach will tell you.

The Lost Career of Luke Easter, and the Missing Black Hall of Famers - Luke Easter played in the majors, he played in the Negro Leagues. But a series of incidents beyond his control prevented him from having a full career. Bill James once noted that Easter didn’t really do much in either league, but if you could clone him and bring him back, he’d be as good a power hitter as anyone.

County to Tap Q Deal Reserves to Reimburse Indians for Club Lounge, Parking Lot, Escalators | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog - The taxpayer money will cover the costs of projects at Progressive Field largely completed in 2018 and 2019, including escalator repairs and preventative maintenance, the expansion of the player parking lot, renovations in the Club Lounge, renovations to the suites, and other work.

Manager Terry Francona still a ‘few days’ away, while Cleveland Indians adjust coaching staff - - Third base coach Mike Sarbaugh moves into the dugout to help fill some bench coach duties. Tony Mansolino, minor league infielder coordinator, will coach third.

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