MLB Spoiler Alert: Here's What Will Happen in the Playoffs

MLB Spoiler Alert: Here's What Will Happen in the Playoffs

The atmosphere should be quite charged as the Indians look to win their first World Series since 1948 after coming very close past year when they lost to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings in Game 7. Led by Gary Sanchez and Rookie of the Year shoe-in and possible MVP candidate Aaron Judge, they will certainly test Cleveland's staff. More and more each year, that's becoming the case.

If you weren't a baseball fan and you just tuned in because you wanted to watch sports, you can away entertained. Once you see the finish line, make sure you go across it. We've done it this year and we'd like to do the same. Imagine how we'd talk about the Chicago White Sox had they not won the World Series in 2005; they'd be like the Cubs crossed with the Bills with a 1919 Black Sox curse thrown in for good measure. But if it doesn't happen this year, the Cubs will have other opportunities soon. "I'm 60 years old and am running out of time to see Cleveland win a title". He was acquired on August 9 in a trade with the Mets. By this time next week, it will be down to the final two in the both leagues and once again the odds to win the 2017 World Series will shift. He is itching to play deep into October and early November if that's what it takes.

He said he was smarter with who to pitch to and who to pitch around, while also not giving up as many walks.

"We have a really healthy respect for their bullpen, and they showed exactly what they can do", Francona told David Lennon of Newsday. I'm very confident in everyone. "But I think he has to put on a front for the city".

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A Diamondbacks win would also put the Cubs at the second-lowest win total among all playoff teams - only ahead of the Yankees. The Diamondbacks have Fernando Rodney , who's 40 years old with 300 career saves and three years of postseason experience.

"If you look at some of the raw numbers he's had against them, he's fared as well as any pitcher that we have", Girardi said.

Dodgers. The slide was stemmed by the late season acquisition of Tiger ace Justin Verlander, who was having a poor season and seemed at the end of his career before having a great month just as Det. Making it here is fun but fans and the team alike know the ALDS is not even remotely close to the ultimate goal.

Ahead of ALDS Game 1 between the Yanks and Tribe, the Yankees' official Twitter account made a decision to troll the Indians on Thursday. That, perhaps, explains why the Indians started slowly this season; they were saving their best for last. "Obviously it's a completely different level here in the big leagues". While the days off in the series mean Kluber could still come back to start Game 5 on his regular four days of rest if needed, if the Indians lose the opener there will be a lot of second-guessing. He was a regular at Progressive Field during the Indians' run to the World Series last season. Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Tanaka will pitch Game 3 when the series moves to the Bronx.

But it's tough to believe they led the Central Division by only a half-game at 48-45 after dropping five of their first six games coming out of the All-Star break.