Cleveland Indians

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Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

The Indians face a must-win game at home tonight against the Yankees. The winner of game five moves on to face the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday.

Few people thought it would come down to a fifth game when the Indians had been rolling for so long. Before the two games in New York, the Indians had not lost two games in a row since the middle of August.

“They went six weeks, basically playing every day, without losing two in a row,” said WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto. “They kept winning.”

photo of protesters in Little Italy

As many Ohioans celebrated Columbus Day on Monday, protesters took to the streets in Cleveland. Members of the American Indian Movement are calling for the Italian explorer’s name to be taken off the federal holiday.

Protesters made themselves heard at the 65th annual Columbus Day celebration in Cleveland’s Little Italy.

Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

The Cleveland Indians rallied from five runs down to squeak past the New York Yankees 9-8 in 13 innings Friday night at Progressive Field.

Indians World Series
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

The Indians will take on the New York Yankees in their first playoff series beginning Thursday night at Progressive Field. New York won the wildcard game last night against the Minnesota Twins.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says one of the more interesting things to come out of yesterday was the decision by Indians manager Terry Francona to start pitcher Trevor Bauer in game one tomorrow, instead of ace Corey Kluber.


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