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Morning news and notes for Monday, April 5, 2021

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week.

Cleveland 9, Detroit 3

LGT Recap | Box Score

Aaron Civale went seven strong innings and Cleveland batters hammered three homers in the club’s first win of the season.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Stat of the day: Clase brings the heat | indians.com

101.3 cutters from one of our ‘closers.’ The anti-Doug Jones.

Logan Allen earns nod for home opener | cleveland.com

From Megan Garcia:

The new and improved Logan Allen will toe the rubber in the Tribe’s home opener for his first start of the season. Monday’s game against the Royals will also mark the left-hander’s first regular-season start in more than a year and a half.

The fourth spot in Cleveland’s pitching rotation was up for grabs heading into spring, and it came down to Allen, Cal Quantrill and Triston McKenzie during the last couple of weeks of Spring Training.

“We had Logan scheduled to start, I just wasn’t ready to announce anything,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “And if you say ‘won,’ he kind of says the other. We knew Logan was going to start Game 4.”

Rocky Colavito’s first Cleveland home opener was 65 years ago. It was almost his last | cleveland.com

An interesting look back at one of Cleveland’s most famous sluggers.

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