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Back to Back! Tribe Sweeps Royals & Yankees


Back to Back! Tribe Sweeps Royals & Yankees

After a season long battle consisting of ups and downs, the Tribe seems to be on the verge of proving to many that they are the team to beat. Over the past 7 games, Cleveland has scored 50 runs while only allowing 13. They went 19-9 in the month of August even with playing mostly playoff contending teams. (Yankees, Red Sox, Rockies, and Twins) Even with numerous costly injuries within their roster, the Indians are still finding ways to win ballgames. The lead for the Tribe in the AL central is 7.5 games and they are currently 2nd best in the AL. Thanks to a fantastic record in August, the Tribe sweeps KC and NY and is easily pulling away with the Central division.

Kansas City

Cleveland entered the series again Kansas City in a powerful position within the division. With KC and Minnesota neck and neck for 2nd place in the AL Central, the Royals needed a good series. Sadly for the KC, the Indians did not give up a single run in the 3 game stretch. Pitching from Merrit, Clevinger, and Carrassco was flawless and the tribe’s bullpen again proved to be untouchable. Thanks to consistent hitting, the tribe smacked out 20 runs in the 3 games played. With the sweep of KC, Cleveland single handily made the Royals chance of a division title significantly small.

Tribe Sweeps Ned and Royals

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New York

With the Yankees in the middle of playoff contention and only 2.5 games behind the Red Sox in the East, this series had a lot to live up to. Although all 3 games were well contested, New York couldn’t stop the hot streak Cleveland was riding. Jose Ramirez broke out of his cold stretch and tattooed two solo shots in Monday’s victory while Kluber once again, pitched a beauty. Kluber held the Yankees to two runs over eight innings while striking out seven. The fantastic pitching for Cleveland didn’t stop there though. Bauer started game one of the double header Wednesday morning and was lights out. Only allowing one run, Bauer pitched six sharp innings and emerged to 7-0 in his last eight starts. With Bauer and the bullpen holding the bombers to one run, the tribes two runs were just enough to win their 6th straight. Later that day, the Indians offense obliterated New York as they hit 3 home runs and took the finale 9-4. Cleveland was once again helped by AAA prospect and ALCS hero Ryan Merit who pitched 5 1/3 innings on only one earned run.

7 in a Row!

With a 7 game win streak, 7.5 game lead in the Central, and 2nd place in the AL, the Indians are showing some true promise. The possibility of Cleveland ending up first in the AL is higher then it may have seemed. With Houston failing to string multiple wins together, the Tribe is only 4.5 games behind the AL leaders. A division title for the 2nd year in a row is almost a reality for Cleveland. The tribe seems to show no sign of slowing down. If they plan on returning to the World Series, this is the kind of performance we need to see.



Thanks to a fantastic record in August, the Tribe sweeps KC and NY and is easily pulling away with the Central division