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Emmanuel Clase continues late-inning dominance

Morning news and notes for Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Cleveland 7, Boston 5

CTC Recap | Box Score

Comeback wins are fun! Back to .500 ... Cleveland is now 64-64 on the season.

Cleveland Guardians news

Leap of faith pays off in comeback ‘W’ |
Was it interference? Yes, yes, yes.

Emmanuel Clase avoiding bullpen doldrums |
From Joe Noga:

Indians relievers have had their struggles in August, but closer Emmanuel Clase has been a consistent force at the back end for more than a month.

Clase served up a walk-off home run to Oakland’s Jed Lowrie on July 16, and since then he’s been lights-out. The right-hander has not allowed a run in his last 18 1/3 innings, marking the second-longest active streak among major league relievers behind San Francisco’s José Álvarez (19 2/3).

In his last 18 games, Clase has given up just seven hits and one walk while striking out 20 and limiting opposing hitters to a .115 batting average. He has converted seven consecutive save chances, and should get plenty more opportunities with James Karinchak now pitching at Triple-A Columbus.

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