Player of the Game: Ubaldo Jimenez (6 2/3 innings, 5 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB / 13 SO)
For the first time since 2007, Cleveland, you will have an October to remember!
Winning their Major League best tenth consecutive game Sunday, it was the Indians that made quick work of the Minnesota Twins to clinch the top A.L. wild card seed and a playoff berth for the first time in six years.
The victory also gives manager Terry Francona and his team 92 wins, concluding his first season as skipper with a 24 win increase in just one year. The Tribe also sweeps their franchise-best seventh four-game series to close out the memorable regular season.
"U" did it
I can’t say it enough, Ubaldo Jimenez (13-9, 3.30 ERA) single-handedly saved the Indians season this year.
Even with Justin Masterson back healthy in the bullpen, Jimenez has been the team's ace in the second half posting a MLB best 1.82 ERA over his last 13 starts. The No. 13 was lucky for the right-hander on Sunday as he finished the r...