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Postseason plans emerge; Indians struggle to hold onto final spot

Morning news and notes for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

Cleveland Indians v Chicago Cubs Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Indians lost again, this time in a way they never had before, to stretch their losing streak to 7.

It turns out that yes, you can manage worse than the guy who used to give away 3 outs per week via bunts.

• Yu Chang is taking César Hernández’s spot on the roster for this series because the latter is being paternal.

Around baseball

• The last-lace Rangers will host the 2020 World Series. There will be 2 days off in that series, but No Days Off prior to that.

• This crappy format will become permanent if the fussy owners get their way.

• How bad can (2017-)2020 get? Seattle and Oakland were postponed due to poor air quality.

• Kyle Lewis has had enough of you kids and your love of the long ball

• 2017 DUI Suspect Danny Duffy missed the Royals team flight to Detroit and was thusly scratched.

• Jon Lucroy was let go by the Red Sox, and for some reason, quickly scooped up by Philly.

• One rich guy bought a baseball team from a different rich guy.

• Zac Gallen is great at pitching, but his pickoff move is trash. James Karinchak has been punished for less.