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Although the Indians' expanded roster was able to celebrate a playoff berth after their clinching victory in game 162, the harsh reality is that this journey into October means the end of the road for a number of players. When the team gets to Progressive Field on Wednesday, once again, only 25 players will be in uniform.
Keep in mind that the roster decided on will be for the wild card game only. Teams are required to name a separate one for each stage of the postseason. In a win-or-game-home scenario, team construction will be different than in a series, due to the need for just a single "starting pitcher."We know for a fact that Danny Salazar will be the starter. Plenty of the rest of the roster is easily determined, as well.Sure bets:SalazarMatt AlbersCody AllenRich HillJustin MastersonMarc RzepczynskiBryan ShawJoe SmithMike AvilesMichael BournMichael BrantleyAsdrubal CabreraLonnie ChisenhallJason GiambiYan GomesJason KipnisRyan RaburnCarlos SantanaDrew StubbsNic...
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What an amazing day to be a Cleveland sports fan. It’s happened Cleveland! Your Cleveland Indians have made it to the postseason. October Here We Come!The Browns win and move to 2-2 beating the cross state rival, and The Indians clinch a playoff birth with a win over Minnesota for their 92nd victory of the season.
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The Cleveland Indians are returning to the playoffs after an incredible two-week run that saw the team rack up a ten-game winning streak, while passing both the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays for the top wildcard spot. The Tribe will play in front of a sold-out crowd on Wednesday. Who will they play? The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will figure that out tomorrow...
The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I recapped some stats from the Indians’ turnaround 2013 regular season. Today, I’m taking stats research questions from my WFNY colleagues with the Wild Card game tonight.
Kirk: “How about how often the best team wins it all in baseball...
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The Cleveland Indians have former closer Chris Perez on their roster for Wednesday’s Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay rays.
Recently removed from the closers role there was some discussion about whether or not Perez would be on the teams roster for the game.
Chris Perez makes wild card roster. Indians carrying 11 pitches, 14...
When the Cleveland Indians brought Terry Francona on as manager last October, it seemed to signal a new approach by the organization. The bold hiring indicated that the team believed it could win right now despite what others might think.
That notion came full circle on Sunday after the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-1 to win the American League's top Wild Card spot...
With the Indians hosting the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Progressive Field, I thought it was worthwhile to parse through all of the best pictures on Twitter on Tuesday to share with you on the site. Here, without further bantering, are my favorite 13 best tweets (almost all pictures) from all separate accounts during the day on Tuesday, all about prepping for today’s big AL Wild...
It might as well be Game 7 of a playoff series.
Matched up for the first time since June 2, Cleveland (92-70) will battle the Tampa Bay Rays (92-71) in a one-game wild card playoff Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
The winner goes on to play the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, while the loser ends their quest for baseball glory by packing their bags for...
The Indians enter Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field without a defined closer. Staff leader Justin Masterson is considered to be capable of pitching only as a reliever at this time. As such a decision to put Masterson in charge of the ninth inning seems like a logical move though one Cleveland is not yet comfortable making.
On Monday hours before...
The Indians are returning to the play-offs in 2013 for the first time since 2007 and it almost didn't happen. The Indians guaranteed themselves a spot by finishing a game ahead of the Rays and Rangers, but with just two less wins in any game this year and they wouldn't have made it. Considering the Indians finished the year with eleven walk-off wins, 30 one run wins and a...
The Indians have accomplished the near-improbable in 2013 by clinching not only a wild card berth, but home field advantage in the one-game playoff, a prize previously thought earmarked for the second place AL East or AL West team. As the fans and players celebrate before the Wild Card game at Progressive Field on Wednesday, there are some unflattering theories about why...
Player(s) of the Game
The bullpen and Justin Masterson in particular deserve all the credit for keeping this game winnable until the ninth inning. Marc Rzepczynski, Bryan Shaw along with Masterson combined to throw four innings and didn't allow a run, giving up just three hits while striking out five.
Goat of the Game
Nick Swisher, he of so much play-off experience...
Alright, by show of hands, who of you had the Cleveland Indians hosting an elimination wild card game at the beginning of the season? Come on, don't be shy.
Okay, really, if any of you reading this article did have the Indians hosting the American League wild card elimination game tonight and can prove said claim, can you be my life coach? Who are you? Where are you? Seriously...
To see the world there all by itself likely brings to mind a bee, but that's not the kind of buzz that I'll be talking about today from my perch here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
The buzz that I'm talking about is all about action. The buzz that I'm talking about is what you see and hear traveling through the streets and buidings of downtown Cleveland...
Tampa Bay at ClevelandAlex Cobb (11-3, 2.76) vs. Danny Salazar (2-3, 3.12)Led by two of the best managers in baseball, the Indians and Rays will...
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The Cleveland Sports Insiders will be rolling out the thunder today, as YOUR Cleveland Indians have clinched the #1 wildcard spot on the last day of the regular season.
It was no easy ride. To clinch homefield, the Indians only had to win their last ten ballgames, as...