Red Sox Visit Progressive Field to kick off ALDS

Porcello & Bauer Start series

First he led the Red Sox to their first World Series win in over 85 years and now, Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona will attempt to do the same with his newest charges.  Although Francona has been with the squad three years this marks the first time since he led the Sox in 2007 against Cleveland that the two teams have met in the ALDS.

indians-playoffs-1“The one thing I think I need to be cognizant of is the players have worked so hard — both sides — to get to this,” Francona said. “So, whatever my feelings are need to remain my feelings, and let the players {get the spotlight}.”

Taking the mound for the Indians will be Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26 ERA) who had the best season of his sort career thus far.  Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.15 ERA) will take the mound for the Sox to start the series.  Porcello is now a front runner for the AL’s Cy Young Award. He pitched 5 2/3rd innings for a win in his only start against the Indians this season.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours and get out to the ballpark and cheer on your Cleveland Indians.

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Cleveland looks to sweep series

The Cleveland Indians will look to close out the short three game series against the Detroit Tigers today before hosting the New York Yankees for a four game series that kicks off tomorrow evening.

In the first two games against the Tigers, the Indians worked hard earning two victories with a combined score of 17-4 and was their 11th straight victory over the Tigers.

“Other than the fact that they’ve beaten us 11 straight games, there’s nothing baffling. They’ve outplayed us,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. “There’s nothing baffling about thIndians 1at. It’s not like we haven’t played good baseball. They’ve just played better. Tonight, they pitched better, they hit better. It’s simple.”

Tickets for the up coming series against the Yankees are still available.  Starting for the Indians will be Trevor Bauer (7-2, 3.02 ERA) who will go up against Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.06 ERA). Bauer missed his last start and is coming off a 3-0 June record.  Nova’s ERA has jumped to 6.92 over his last seven starts.

 

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