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Cleveland “keeps grinding” to earn doubleheader split

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Morning news and notes for Monday, May 31, 2021

MLB: Game Two-Toronto Blue Jays At Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Toronto 4, Cleveland 1

Cleveland 6, Toronto 5

Game 1 Recap | Game 2 Recap

The classic seven-inning doubleheader split, thanks to a comeback win in Game 2. Cleveland moves to 28-23 on the season and is still in second place in the AL Central.

Cleveland Baseball Team News

DH split a ‘good sign’ for Tribe | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

The Indians needed some momentum heading into a crucial four-game series against the White Sox on Monday, and it looked like that would be nearly impossible after a 4-1 loss in the matinee and a slow start in Game 2, being held scoreless through the first five frames. But then, four hits, a walk, an error and a groundout in the sixth knotted the game.

“I heard some conversations in the dugout that were very positive, you know, ‘Let’s have good at-bats. Let’s keep grinding,’” Hale said. “And then they came through [in] that sixth inning when we pushed four across and tied it.”

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