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N&N: Indians swept again, down to 8th seed in AL playoffs

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Morning news and notes for Monday, September 14, 2020

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Twins 7, Indians 5

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Tough finish to a tough series within a tough stretch for our Tribe. With the loss, Cleveland is now 26-21 on the season.

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Finale loss and slide continues | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

This past Monday, the Indians were in a more comfortable position, sharing the lead in the American League Central with the White Sox and tied for the No. 2 seed in the postseason standings. Just six days later, the Tribe is now tied with the Yankees for the final two American League Wild Card spots (the Nos. 7 and 8 seeds) after going 0-6 in that span.

“Every team struggles,” Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor said on Friday. “It’s a question of, are you gonna struggle five games, 10 games, 15 games or 100 games? … We don’t have that many games to be struggling.”

Indians still in line for postseason despite 6-game skid | cleveland.com

Cleveland currently holds the 8th seed and has a 4.5 game lead on the 9th place Mariners.

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