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Morning news and notes for Monday, August 9, 2021

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Cleveland 7, Detroit 5

CTC Recap | Box Score

Comeback wins are fun! The bullpen was fantastic, throwing five scoreless innings. With the victory, Cleveland improved to 54-55 on the season.

Cleveland Guardians News

Let him play: Bradley Zimmer’s clutch HR wins series | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

The Indians finally have a reliable everyday outfielder in center fielder Myles Straw. The club hasn’t had a presence like that since Michael Brantley was in Cleveland. Now, Bradley Zimmer is left with the rest of the remaining outfielders to fight for time in either of the corner spots moving forward.

Zimmer had a strong start to the second half of the season, owning a .325 average with an .882 OPS through the end of July. But he quickly cooled off when the calendar flipped to August, as he moved from center to right field after the Straw acquisition.

However, the 28-year-old showed he could right the ship and continue to be a force in the lineup with a two-hit performance, including the go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, in Cleveland’s 7-5 victory over Detroit on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.

“Yeah there’s been some little things, just trying to stay short to the ball is kind of the main theme,” Zimmer said, of the adjustments he’s made to his swing since the All-Star break. “Overall, I think it’s just been comfortability and relaxation, and having fun out there.”

On a rule 5 keeper and three other things | cleveland.com

Trevor Stephan continues to flash plus stuff out of the Cleveland ‘pen.

Injury and roster moves for Cleveland | indians.com

Welcome back Andres Gimenez. He’s expected to play both 2B and SS.

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