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Morning news and notes for Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Not even Patrick Carney of the Black Keys could impel a run to cross the plate.

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Amed Rosario transitioning to center field
Indians manager Terry Francona has always been a fan of matchups. We’ve already seen Jordan Luplow and Ben Gamel platooning in center field and Jake Bauers and Yu Chang platooning at first base depending on whom the opponent sends to the mound.

Cleveland Indians Stat of the Day, April 2021
Before Logan Allen toed the rubber for the Indians' home opener, Cleveland had gone 417 games since the last time a left-handed pitcher was penciled in as its starter (Aug. 30, 2017, Ryan Merritt).

Logan Allen impresses in Indians' rotation
Logan Allen could feel he was on the verge of taking his game to the next level in his last appearance of 2020. He wasn’t ready for the offseason. He wanted to stay on the rubber.

Gov. Mike DeWine changes Cleveland Indians attendance limits just before home opener - cleveland.com
Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration on Monday lifted almost all of its remaining ban on mass gatherings — including festivals, parades, proms, graduations, and county fairs — so long as proper coronavirus health precautions are followed.

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney fills in at Cleveland Indians' home opener
Patrick Carney wasn't nervous before his first live drumming gig in more than a year, just honored.

Opening Day demonstrators pressure owners over continued use of Cleveland Indians team name
For the 51st year, supporters of the Native American community will gather to demonstrate against the use of the Cleveland Indians team name.

Cleveland Indians at Whit’s end in 3-0 loss to Royals in home opener - cleveland.com
Kansas City second baseman Whit Merrifield hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly to ruin Cleveland’s home opener on Monday at Progressive Field.

On Shane Bieber, old jokes and 3 other things about the Cleveland Indians - cleveland.com
Shane Bieber is glad to have fans back in the stands, even if they're heckling him stale Justin Bieber jokes.

Is it too early to sound the alarm on the Cleveland Indians’ offense? - cleveland.com
Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga break down a frustrating home opener on a late Monday edition of the Cleveland Baseball Talk Podcast

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