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Morning news and notes for Monday, Aug. 23, 2021

Baseball: Little League World Series-MLB Players Visit Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Cleveland 3, LA 0

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Cal Quantrill was fantastic, throwing seven innings of shutout baseball. With the win, the Guardians are back to .500 on the season.

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Quantrill hopes gem inspires at LL Classic | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

Quantrill had been elite since the second half of the season got underway, but last time out, he struggled more than he had in his previous six starts. But if there was any concern that his dominance was nearing its end, he quickly proved just the opposite. He was electric, allowing just a leadoff single to Ohtani in the first and a base hit to David Fletcher in the third. Aside from two walks, Quantrill retired the rest of the batters he faced, including striking out the side in the fourth. His nine K’s were his second-highest total of the season, as he fanned 10 against the Tigers on Aug. 6.

“Since the All-Star break, it just seems like he’s commanding more of his pitches, you know?” Indians acting manager DeMarlo Hale said. “You think about the nine strikeouts he had tonight, he used his cutter a little bit more. He also got a couple strikeouts with his fastball and also his slider. You see him pitching, he’s using his repertoire much better and it’s just not one or two pitches that he’s going to. He’s been throwing the ball and pitching the ball very well.”

Players take in Little League World Series before taking on Angels in Williamsport | cleveland.com

Fun times!

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