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Deep breaths. Chris Perez is NOT looking toward home plate aftera strikeout. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan via Plain Dealer) That's what to do. It's not that big a deal. The Indians are playing out of their mind, winning 10 out of 11 games before tonight, and hey, it's August 5th and we are only three games out. Well, were three games out. But with four games against the only team ahead of us, it's a good thing, right?  Never mind that the only team ahead of the Indians are the murderer's row lineup of the Detroit Tigers, the team that has Justin Verlander as their second best starter, and the team that has won 9 games in a row. Never mind that the team behind the Indians are the Kansas City Royals, and they're not the likely double digits behind--they've won in the neighborhood of eighty straight games and again, it's August 5th. Never mind that the Indians went to the ninth inning up 2-0 against the fearsome Tige...
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