A series win against Kansas City would have placed the Indians in one of the two Wild Card spots, but the feisty Royals have stuck around for a little while longer. The Indians will come back home now, where they will face an easier and less familiar foe.
Finally, the Houston Astros have come back to Cleveland. It may be a common occurrence in the future with the Astros now in the American League West, but this will be the first series in Cleveland between the two teams since 2000 and just the second ever. In the last game the two teams played in Ohio, Dave Burba beat Shane Reynolds. They have played six games Texas in the past two seasons, giving the current rosters at least some experience against each other.
Game 1: Thursday, September 19th 7:05 PM EDT
Dallas Keuchel, LHP, 6-9, 5.17 ERA vs Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP, 12-9, 3.49 ERA
Game 2: Friday, September 20th 7:05 PM EDT
Brett Oberholtzer, LHP, 4-3, 2.98 ERA vs Zach McAllister, RHP, 8-9, 3.96 ERA
Game 3: Saturday...