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Cleveland allows Los Angeles to escalate quickly

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland baseball news

Cleveland in awe of two-way star Shohei Ohtani

As a person or player involved in a professional sport, it’s hard to pull yourself away from the game and objectively enjoy witnessing the talents of your opponents. But with someone like Shohei Ohtani, he makes it easy for anyone to be in awe of his skills as a pitcher and a hitter.

Whatever happed to Yu Chang and two other things about the Cleveland Indians -
Slumping Yu Chang has had one at-bat since May 6. The power he showed in spring training hasn't been seen since.

Should the Cleveland Indians be concerned about Shane Bieber’s workload? -
Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga look at Shane Bieber's last three starts and break down whether or not there's cause for concern.

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels strike early to beat Cleveland Indians, 7-4 -
Cleveland, once again, fell behind early and missed several chances to hit their way back into Monday's game against the Angels. They have lost four straight games.

Cleveland ace Shane Bieber searching for slider, 2020 Cy Young form
Shane Bieber had his shortest outing since June of 2019, and the work on his slider continues.

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