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Royals throws two home run pitches to José Ramírez in Cleveland come-from-behind victory

Morning news and notes for Thursday, April 8, 2021

Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Bad things happen when your team throws home run pitches to José Ramírez

Cleveland 4 - Kansas City 2

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Cleveland Baseball Team News

Oscar Mercado hitting homers; Carlos Santana ovation
The alternate training site squad has officially begun its exhibition game schedule. And with two games in the books, outfielder Oscar Mercado already has two homers on his stats sheet.

José Ramírez two-homer day seals win
“This just in: Josey's pretty good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Cleveland Indians rally for 4-2 win against Kansas City behind two home runs from José Ramírez -
Shane Bieber faced the Royals for the first time in 2021.

Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez finally draws a bead on Kansas City’s Greg Holland -
The longer Jose Ramirez stays "hitterish," to borrow a word from Terry Francona, the better off the Indians will be.

How Integration Came to the American League, in Cleveland’s Glory Days - The New York Times
Luke Epplin talks about “Our Team,” which recounts Cleveland’s seasons of 1947 and 1948, including Larry Doby becoming the first Black player in the American League.

Indians announce initiative to support youth baseball, softball |
“PlayBall! CLE” presented by Ohio 529 will provide financial support to underserved baseball and softball organizations throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

One Tank Trip: Visit the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park in Cleveland
As if frozen in time on East 66th and Lexington in Cleveland, you'll find the original ballpark the Indians used to play at in the early 1900s.

Blue Jays GM Atkins gets 5-year contract extension | Professional |
Former Indians exec Ross Atkins has agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2026 season with the Toronto Blue Jays