Found September 18, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
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, down 3-0 early the Indians fought their way back to a 5-3 victory over their division rivals in Kansas City thanks in large part to an RBI triple and a solo home run off the bat of Michael Bourne.  It was a gutsy performance that showed the heart of this team coming off a bad 7-1 loss the night before on the road, and in an important game.  After getting down early the Tribe scored 5 unanswered to setup a save situation that Chris Perez delivered beautifully by way of a leadoff groundout, and two strikeouts.  Another win and the Tribe inches closer to that wildcard playoff birth.  The playoffs are right around...
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