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The Cleveland Indians blew a chance to wipe away their deficit in the AL wild-card chase.
Squandered opportunities aside, they have to like their remaining schedule.
A favorable stretch to conclude the season begins Thursday night with the first of four home games against the major league-worst Houston Astros.
Entering Wednesday with a one-half game margin separating them from Tampa Bay and Texas, the Indians (82-70) could have moved into the second wild-card spot but instead suffered a 7-2 loss at Kansas City. Since the Rays knocked off the Rangers, Cleveland remains one-half game behind Texas and 1 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay.
"It's not great, but they're a good team," Nick Swisher said of Kansas City. "We had a good road trip, 5-2. We'll take that every time and now we're going home. We're kind of playing against spoiler teams and that's what they're going to try to do to us, spoil it for us."
After the four-game set with Housto...
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Recall that Grandma who used her glove to snare a foul ball off the bat of Todd Helton at AT&T Park last week? Well...she's got competition in the foul ball catch of the year category in this woman snaring a hard liner at the Indians game last night. [TBL] Your browser does not support iframes. Bam! **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz...
“A lot of people said, ‘What are you doing?’ My answer was they didn’t know me as well as I thought because this was the place I wanted to come. If anything it’s been better than I anticipated. I relish the idea of working for Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro and the front office. It’s been more rewarding than I anticipated.”
– Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona...
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In each case one would be entirely correct. One...
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Here is your highlight from Thursday’s game between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. This older lady shows that she’s still got it with a fantastic catch. When this hard hit foul ball came her way she makes a nifty snag. She rightfully celebrates her terrific snag that would players like Eduardo Nunez and Richie Weeks wish they could make.
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The Cleveland Indians surprised their fans, and most of the baseball world this offseason with a few out-of-character free agent signings this offseason. One of them being centerfielder Michael Bourne. While Bourne has not had the best of seasons statistically, he has been a huge contributor down the stretch, and tonight was a great example of that. In a dogfight of a game...
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Matt Carson hit a winning single with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Thursday night to close within a half-game in the AL wild-card race.
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The Cleveland Indians missed an opportunity to gain ground in the playoff race.
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BOSTON — Wouldn’t it be fitting if the Red Sox met Terry Francona‘s Cleveland Indians in the ALDS?
Red Sox manager John Farrell reiterated Wednesday that his club is trying to take care of its own business, but he also admitted that a potential matchup with his long-time buddy has crossed his mind.
“Yeah, there’d be a lot of stories to all of it if that’s the way it works...
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