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Lindor, Indians win fourth straight (1:12)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Indians held on for a 6-5 win over the Angels and now they're back on a four-game winning streak. I'll do the math for you: That's 26-1 over their past 27 games. They haven't lost a road game since August 20. Francisco Lindor is on a tear, slamming his 31st home run. Jason Kipnis is trying out center field and had two hits. Jose Ramirez hit his MLB-leading 51st double. Now, about the Browns ...

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Lindor says he is focused on helping team win (1:59)
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Lindor crushes 31st home run (0:27)
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Urshela's double gives Indians lead (0:25)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew catches up with Tito Francona. Carew, who survived a massive heart attack in 2015 and received a heart transplant, wanted to check up on Francona, who underwent a cardiac procedure for an irregular heartbeat in early July.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the fascinating subplots these final 12 days is the Indians trying Jason Kipnis in center field. Terry Francona said on MLB Radio today that they're not going to break up the current lineup of Jose Ramirez at second and Yandy Diaz at third, so they're giving Kipnis time in center, where he played in college. Of course, Kipnis has to get his stroke back and while it seems risky, this is the team that played Carlos Santana in left field in the World Series.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's Urban Meyer says he doesn't think he's ever had two backs like JK Dobbins and Mike Weber to use at the same time. Eventually the Buckeyes would like to put both of them on the field at the same time.

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Is there hope for the Browns?

The Insiders with Emmett Golden and Aaron Goldhammer talk about Hue Jackson claiming he doesn't need to prove to owner Jimmy Haslam there's hope.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I have talked to or texted with a lot of the Puerto Rican players in MLB, and a lot of them have not heard from their families regarding the impact of Hurricane Maria. This morning, Hurricane Maria became the first category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since the 1920's. After the direct hit, most of the island is without power and communication is very limited.

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Hue was feisty in his press conference

After Hue Jackson's Wednesday press conference, The Next Level talks about their biggest takeaways from the presser including a new sounding Hue.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson had this to say on Isaiah Crowell believing he can help the team with more carries: "I don't have a problem with anybody walking in the office and saying, ‘Coach, give me the ball.' Now, that being said, you better make the plays when you get them. There's another responsibility that comes with that. I start handing it to you 25, 30 times, I'm looking for 160, 150 yards, and a couple long scores. That's just how we do it."

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Celtics season opener fueling Cavs in offseason (1:56)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

First injury report of the week shows WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), LB Jamie Collins (concussion) and DE Myles Garrett (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Ricardo Louis becomes the third quarterback if Cody Kessler is again inactive on Sunday. Louis would fall behind DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan. Coach Hue Jackson also said he has a package of plays for Duke Johnson if the first two QBs are injured. “We'll be OK,” Jackson said. “We'll be in the single wing, baby.”

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Red-hot Indians stand in Angels' way

L.A. has a chance to catch Minnesota for the AL's final wild-card spot, but beating Cleveland is far easier said than done. The Indians have won three straight since their 22-game win streak was broken, posting the best 26-game stretch in AL history, per the Elias Sports Bureau.