It is difficult to defeat a team 14 consecutive times but the Indians have found a way at a time they desperately needed to do so.
Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer and right-hander Danny Salazar struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings as the Tribe disposed of the White Sox 7-2 Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Paid attendance of 30942 included a walk-up of 5181.
"It was really kind of electric'' Tribe manager Terry Francona said of the atmosphere. "The fans seemed very excited. Hopefully we'll play more games here.''
The Indians (88-70) have won six in a row all part of a homestand that began with four games against Houston. They remain in the second of two wild-card spots.
The Indians completed the 81-game home portion of the scheduled 162-game regular season. But they could be back Monday for a one-game playoff to decide who plays in the wild-card game. In order to avoid regular-season game No. 163 they presumably need to keep winning in a four-game series in Minnesota that beg...