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91-67, 1st in AL Cent

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Uh-oh. Tigers-Indians game rained out. Could create a huge mess if Detroit is within a half-game of a wild card spot Sunday night. Makeup date Monday? Tiebreaker Tuesday?Wild Card gm Wednesday? Hoo boy

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With Outside the Lines planning to air at 1 p.m. today on ESPN (likely switch from ESPN2 because of rain at MLB game between Cleveland & Detroit) our report on the 1993 boating accident that took the lives of Indians pitchers Tim Crews and Steve Olin, we remember their families. Their widows, Patti Olin and Laurie Crews, each raised three children whose fathers had died. Laurie said today, "Patti and I both made it through because of our kids." The Olins and Crewses have had to relive tragic memories since Jose Fernandez died on Sunday and both expressed their condolences and sorrow for the Fernandez family.

Lineup: Indians (91-67) at Tigers (85-73)

  • 1. Rajai Davis, CF (R)
  • 2. Jose Ramirez, 3B (S)
  • 3. Francisco Lindor, SS (S)
  • 4. Mike Napoli, DH (R)
  • 5. Brandon Guyer, LF (R)
  • 6. Abraham Almonte, RF (S)
  • 7. Jesus Aguilar, 1B (R)
  • 8. Chris Gimenez, C (R)
  • 9. Michael Martinez, 2B (S)
  • SP: Ryan Merritt, LHP
AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Miggy in elite company vs. Indians

Miguel Cabrera is batting .350 with 42 home runs in his career against Cleveland. Only three other players have sported a batting average of .320 or higher with at least 40 homers vs. the Indians, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Babe Ruth - .354, 92 home runs
  • Ted Williams - .323, 79 home runs
  • Lou Gehrig - .321, 73 home runs

Cabrera, Tigers top Indians in rain-shortened game (0:51)
Cabrera blasts go-ahead HR (0:30)
Paul Sancya/AP Photo

Francona confident Kluber will pitch in ALDS

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona expressed optimism Wednesday that Corey Kluber would be available to pitch in the American League Division Series.

Kinsler breaks tie with HR (0:21)
AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Antonetti: We Take Pride In How We've Persevered

Indians president Chris Antonetti talks to Buster Olney about the health of Corey Kluber, how the club has dealt with adversity, Terry Francona's impact and much more.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Justin Verlander is chewing up an Indians lineup of mostly reserve players, as Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall all got the night off. He has 11 K's with one out in the eighth, matching his season high.

Cabrera smacks three-run homer (0:30)
Martinez shows off the hops for leaping grab (0:20)
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Which Indians have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Cody Allen is among pitchers with the highest spin rate on four-seam fastballs. Why spin rate matters (Insider)


Manning: Indians just find ways to win

Even with injuries and individual player slumps, Indians TV broadcaster Rick Manning feels the team is set up well for the playoffs. He also previews Cleveland's rotation.

Stats & Info

How will Indians fare in postseason?

In the other years that the Indians have won the AL Central, they've made it past the ALDS four of seven times and to the World Series twice. They didn't win either time, however.

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Versatile Miller records rare feat

Andrew Miller, who has saved 12 games this season, improved his record to 10-1 by picking up the win as a setup man on Monday. He's the the first pitcher in 10 years with at least 10 wins and 10 saves in the same season, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The last to do it was Francisco Cordero in 2006.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2626th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4308th
Earned Run Average3.877th
Quality Starts799th

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