The Indians won their 89th game on the season and, given that the Twins are cruising right now, will allow them to maintain their 14-game lead in the AL Central. Justin Verlander (11-8, 3.74) makes his second start for the Astros since being acquired in a waiver trade from Detroit.
Clevinger, who didn't allow a run in 18 innings over his three previous starts, was down 1-0 in the first after Jeimer Candelario touched him for a two-out RBI double. "That's no slight to the Mets at all".
The Indians aren't just winning games, though Detroit made them fight for everything in each of the past two days. Detroit is 60-84 overall and 28-46 on the road. Wednesday, the Indians gifted a crowd of 29,346 a record victory, as their stunning run of indomitable baseball stretched toward autumn. Today, we played a couple runs better than they did.
Corey Kluber, who entered with an ERA of 2.56 that ranked fourth in baseball and was third with 235 strikeouts, was in Cy Young form as the Tribe claimed a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field.
Besides the tie, that span included a game called after four innings because of rain and exhibition victories over the American League Yankees and a minor-league team in New Haven, Conn. Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion, meanwhile, are batting.375 and.306 during the same stretch, respectively. "Everyone goes out there and tries to do whatever it takes to win that day", Lindor told an on-field reporter.
In that respect, the 1935 Cubs again provide an interesting comparison. Ausmus, who was on his way to the mound, detoured to the plate to continue the argument, and he, too, was tossed by Wolcott.
1, Bruce seemed resigned to making the best of a bad situation. The flaw in the record has perturbed some fans.
The team also announced that designated hitter Victor Martinez had season-ending cardiac ablation surgery earlier this week and is resting at home.
- For most of his team's march into history, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has tried the low-key approach with a daily turn-the-page mentality. Then Drew VerHagen came in for 1.2 innings and the night was closed by Daniel Stumpf.
Ryan Goins homered and Marco Estrada combined with five relievers on a six-hitter as the Blue Jays nipped the Orioles, 4-3. "I kind of feel like we're just showing up to the field to play".