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    Opening Day Thriller


    On Monday the Indians had their home opener against the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland is coming off of a tough opening series against the Twins where they went 1-2 and scored a total of four runs in three games.

    The starting pitching has been stellar for the Tribe but injuries in the batting lineup have held back their offense. Stars like Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis are both injured and would help both offensively and defensively.

    Mike Clevinger pitched a gem against the White Sox throwing 11 strikeouts and only giving up one hit. After seven innings of largely stagnant bats, the Cleveland Indians’ offense finally showed up in the bottom of the eighth inning — and then received some help from the Chicago White Sox bullpen. Facing their final six outs of the game trailing 3-1, the Indians rallied to score four runs in the bottom eighth — the latter two of which came when White Sox relievers walked Cleveland batters with the bases loaded. Senior Adam Hascher said, “Although we won today, we can’t be happy with how our bullpen performed.”

    Brad Hand came on the record the save, with Indians starter Mike Clevinger having pitched a masterful 7-inning, 1-hit performance while recording a career-high 12 strikeouts. With the win, Cleveland improved to 2-2 on the 2019 season, sending a sold-out crowd home happy in its 2019 Home Opener.

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