Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/15/13
A series sweep against Chicago has placed the Indians in an extremely good position to move into first in the Wild Card race, a feat they could accomplish with a good series against Kansas City. The two Wild Card leaders will be playing each other in a four game series while the Indians are taking on Royals. This provides an amazing opportunity, not only to knock the Royals from the race for good, but to surpass one of the two teams. At just a half game back from both Wild Card teams, the Indians are guaranteed to take over one of the two Wild Card spots with a series win. Because the Rays and Rangers are playing a four game series against each other, at least one team must lose two games. If they both lose two and sweep the series the Indians could take over the number one Wild Card spot with a series win in Missouri. Game 1: Monday, September 16th 8:10 PM EDT Scott Kazmir, LHP, 8-8, 4.24 ERA vs James Shields, RHP, 11-9, 3.38 ERA Game 2: Tuesday, September 17th 8:10 PM ED...
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