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Indians Sweep Angels with 4-1 Win; Three Takeaways From the Win

2. Bullpen grunt work

Danny Salazar got his first start since the beginning of the month, but was on a limited pitch count. Salazar’s afternoon ended after two and two-thirds innings. He gave up two hits, one earned run, walked two and struck out four on 54 total pitches.

As a result of his pitch count, the bullpen took over and had an impressive afternoon. They went a combined six and one-third innings, giving up three hits, three walks and zero runs. They also struck out seven.

Zach McAllister and Dan Otero took the largest chunk of that, each pitching one and two-thirds innings. McAllister earned the win and is now 2-2 for the season.

Tyler Olson came in to pitch the ninth, as Cody Allen was given the day off, and earned his first big league save. His first 26 appearances as a major leaguer have been scoreless.

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Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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