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Morning news and notes for Monday, April 12, 2021

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week.

Cleveland 5, Detroit 2

CTC Recap | Box Score

Logan Allen worked out of some early trouble and ended with a respectable line of 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 Ks. With the win, Cleveland improved to 5-3 on the season. Also of note, we’re currently leading the Central. Take a screenshot and savor it!

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Emmanuel Clase living life at 100 mph or better | cleveland.com

The right-hander earned his second save on Sunday.

McKenzie gets the start on Monday | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

The Indians made it through their first eight games without needing a fifth starter due to a handful of off-days. But on Monday, the club will finally round out its rotation.

Cleveland had options between Triston McKenzie and Cal Quantrill to take the final opening in the rotation, and the team decided to go with McKenzie to begin the series against the White Sox. Neither McKenzie nor Quantrill had the strongest of camps this spring, but it was clear that the Indians were leaning toward keeping McKenzie in the starting mix when he piggybacked Logan Allen’s last start for 3 2/3 innings, while Quantrill continued to work on shorter relief appearances.

McKenzie has only pitched in that one game so far this season, allowing one run on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts against the Royals. Because he went two years without pitching in any game at any level due to injuries and came back to the Indians last season to throw just 33 1/3 innings, the team is determined to keep a close eye on his workload, especially early in the year.

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