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A casual fan's guide to the MLB playoffs - The Week Magazine

It's October — when baseball's 162-game marathon gives way to a series of herky-jerky sprints. And with 10 of Major League Baseball's 30 teams making it to the postseason, you're likely to have at least some rooting interest (either for or against) a ...and more »

Indians set to meet Aaron Judge, Yankees in ALDS - The Philadelphia Tribune

CLEVELAND — They ran away with their division again, and streaked to history, 102 wins and home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. The Cleveland Indians have had a special season. A new one, the only one, is about to begin. Heartbroken after ...and more »

Jason Kipnis, Second Baseman, Looks Pretty Good in Center, Too - New York Times

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis, a two-time All-Star second baseman and the heartbeat of the Cleveland Indians, has rarely met a challenge he would not take or a conversation he could not dominate. Which explains his long-running dialogue with the Indians' ...and more »

MLB Playoffs 2017: Meet 12 Sluggers and Hurlers Who Will Most Impact the 4 Division Series - Newsweek

For the first and only time this postseason, Major League Baseball presents four playoff games in one day on Friday. A double doubleheader of sorts. To help you prepare for the four divisional series (Boston Red Sox–Houston Astros and New York ...and more »

Trevor Bauer Mastered the Indians' Modern Pitching Strategy in Game 1 Win over Yankees - Sports Illustrated

Trevor Bauer flummoxed the Yankees in Game 1 thanks to his curveball. If the Yankees can't figure out how to hit breaking pitches, they'll soon be gone from the 2017 playoffs. By Tom Verducci. October 06, 2017. CLEVELAND — To become a better pitcher, ...and more »

Mookie Betts aggravates wrist injury during ALDS Game 2 - HardballTalk (blog)

Red Sox' right fielder Mookie Betts was removed from the eighth inning of the club's 8-2 loss to the Astros on Friday after aggravating a left wrist injury. He was in obvious discomfort after taking a few swings against Luke Gregerson in the top of the ...and more »

Yankees or Indians? LeBron James Stays Fairly Neutral - New York Times

After a great deal of speculation over whose hat he might wear to watch his hometown Cleveland Indians face his beloved Yankees on Thursday in the American League division series, LeBron James chose neither. Fans at Cleveland's Progressive Field ...and more »

Progressive Field: The ballpark as a community - cleveland.com (blog)

It was no secret that going into the 2017 season there would be a bit more excitement, a little more energy among Cleveland Indians fans at Progressive Field. After all, this was a team that barely lost the World Series but, most importantly, kept the ...and more »

Cleveland Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion exits ALDS Game 2 after injuring ankle on play at second base - cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Things went from bad to worse for Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion in the bottom of the first inning Friday during Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field. Encarnacion reached base ...and more »

ALDS Game 1: Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians baffle New York Yankees - UPI.com

CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a three-hitter, and Jay Bruce had a home run and three RBIs as the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 1 of the American League ...and more »