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The Cleveland Indians are reminiscent of folks doing one of those line dances at a country bar.
One step forward, two back, two sideways and another forward to end up at the exact same spot.
Then start all over again.
Following Tuesday nights loss to Tampa Bay another loss when a key hit could have meant a win they Indians are now 46-44 and four games behind the Chicago White Sox in the division.
However, the Indians are not trending, as they say in the business, in a positive direction.
Chicago is energized by a guy the Indians did not go after, and the Tigers finally are starting to look like the team they were supposed to be, winning eight of their last 10 and moving into the second wild card spot.
The Indians are one-half game back, but when its a Cleveland team one-half seems like seven-and-a-half.
In their last 10, the Indians are 5-5.
Cue the pedal-steel guitar.
Team president Mark Shapiro took to Twitter on Tuesday, assuring fans that the Indians are heavily engaged ...
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Kevin Youkilis hit his first homer at Fenway Park as a visitor,
driving a three-run shot over the Green Monster to lead the Chicago
White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday
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