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Nearly two weeks after Adam Plutko last pitched for the Columbus Clippers -- the Cleveland Indians Triple-A affiliate -- he received the call every baseball player dreams of. The problem: He was in the middle of his friends wedding.They had literally just finished saying I do, Plutko told reporters.Plutko, 24, assumed his season was over when the Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs. He returned home, enjoyed a few days off and traveled with his wife and parents to California for the wedding.When the Indians head of player development first called, he ignored it, assuming it was an exit interview. When he kept calling back, Plutko knew something was up. He answered and found out he was heading to the majors.?Now he joins the Indians recently-depleted pitching staff in the midst of a pennant race. Pretty decent excuse to leave a wedding early. 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Theyve followed that season-high scoring outburst with their first back-to-back losses, 4-2 at Columbus last Friday and 3-2 in a shootout at home against Florida on Sunday night.Now the first-place Rangers start a home-and home series at the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins -- just one point back in the Metropolitan -- on Monday night.New York captain Ryan McDonagh believes the team needs to attack the net and distract the opposing goalie to improve its scoring chances.Try to get on the inside a little bit more, take away the goalies eyes and hopefully get some rebound goals, deflection goals and make it a little bit tougher on the goalie, he said. Both nights the past two, (the goalie has) seen a lot of the pucks and thats a big difference there.Center Derek Stepan agreed with that assessment.Everyone is going to tell you that you have to get pucks and bodies to the net, you have to get screens, he said. 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