Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/4/13
With some help from their lucky chicken, the Cleveland Indians passed some other birds in the wild-card race. Yan Gomes and Ryan Raburn drove in two runs apiece as Cleveland beat Baltimore 6-4 and jumped the Orioles on Wednesday night in the scramble to win one of the AL's two wild-card spots. The live chicken, presented as a gift to reliever Cody Allen, was on the field for batting practice. The bird, supplied by clubhouse workers from an area farm, was given to Allen, who was nicknamed ''Chicken Al'' by pitcher Frank Herrmann in spring training. The chicken has been named ''Cody.'' While manager Terry Francona said the chicken will be returned safely to the farm, the bird may have to make a return engagement as the Indians continue their playoff push. ''If we get on roll, that's going to be our mascot,'' Raburn said. ''Whoever's the owner of it, we're going to have to keep that sucker if we keep winning. We're going to have to get him his own locker.'' The chicken, carried on...
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