When Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion left in the first inning of Friday’s 9-8, 13-inning win over the Yankees at Progressive Field with a right ankle sprain, manager Terry Francona told Francisco Lindor that it was his job to keep the team fired up.
October brings out the best in baseball. Just take a look back at the 2007 American League Championship Series, when the Red Sox beat the Indians in seven games.
The sight of Edwin Encarnacion hobbling to his locker on crutches, his right foot in a boot, looked dire as the Indians prepared to work out Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. But the fact that neither Encarnacion nor manager Terry Francona has eliminated the slugger from Game 3 of their American League Division Series presented […]
Austin Jackson stole second, setting up Yan Gomes’ game-winning RBI for a 9-8 win in 13 innings. The Indians are a game away from a sweep of the Yankees in the AL Division Series presented by Doosan.
Where do we go from the draining drama of all that Game 2 tumult? Where do the Indians go after a win for the ages? Where do the Yankees go now that they’ve had their hearts ripped out? We go to the Bronx (Sunday, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1).
Indians fans witnessed an unfamiliar sight on Friday when ace Corey Kluber walked back to the dugout in the third inning with his team trailing by three runs.
Josh Tomlin was scheduled to be the Indians’ Game 4 starter against the Yankees in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, if necessary.
Yan Gomes’ RBI single to left field in the 13th inning scored Austin Jackson as the Indians rallied for a thrilling 9-8 walk-off win to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL Division Series presented by Doosan.
Yan Gomes emerged from the mob, tore away from Josh Tomlin’s embrace, and then the Indians catcher punctuated the celebration with one final emphatic fist pump. Gomes was drenched in water and probably wearing a few new bruises from his teammates, but it was worth it given all it took to reach that moment.
Right-hander Triston McKenzie was named the Indians’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Yandy Diaz was named the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year.
Indians manager Terry Francona discusses Game 1 of the American League Division Series.