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Tribe's postseason fate lies with Kluber, Tito
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Trevor Bauer stood on a small portable platform in the middle of the visitors’ clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, making it easier for the large pack of reporters to circle him Monday night. As Bauer answered questions, Indians ace Corey Kluber sat unbothered at his locker, lacing up his dress shoes for the trip back to […]

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Tribe looking for Lindor, Ramirez to set table
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The frustration finally fell over Francisco Lindor’s face, a rare sight for the usually smiling shortstop. Both hands clasped the helmet he brought to his feet in disgust. Scraped of context, the angst spurred by Lindor’s hard lineout in the fourth could’ve said a lot about the Indians’ surprisingly sloppy 7-3 loss on Monday night […]

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Indians-Yankees ALDS Game 4: In Real Life
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The Yankees beat the Indians, 7-3, on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. We were at the scene in and around Yankee Stadium.

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ALDS Game 4: Terry Francona postgame interview
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Indians manager Terry Francona discusses Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Yankees.

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On short rest, Bauer can't replicate G1 gem
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Pitching on three days’ rest Monday night in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, with a chance to eliminate the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Trevor Bauer’s best stuff deserted him during the Indians’ 7-3 loss.

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Indians can't cool Yanks' hot bats in G4 loss
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Luis Severino struck out nine over seven strong innings, Aaron Judge mashed a two-run double and Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees rolled to a 7-3 win over the Indians on Monday night in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan.

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2017 saw Twins take giant step forward
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The Twins were perhaps baseball’s biggest surprise in 2017, going from 103 losses to their first postseason berth since 2010, becoming the second team to have the No. 1 overall Draft pick and make the postseason the same year.

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Rested Tribe ace Kluber gets call for decisive G5
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The chants started in the eighth inning Monday night as Yankees fans felt their 7-3 victory over the Indians in Game 4 was in hand. “We want Klu-ber!” “We want Klu-ber!” Corey Kluber, in turn, would like another chance at the Yankees. He has had plenty of time to mull it over.

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Francona on Encarnacion return for G5: 'I hope'
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The crutches that have been leaning against Edwin Encarnacion’s locker over the past few days have been an unsettling visual for the Indians. Cleveland handed the slugger the largest free-agent contract in franchise history with the October stage in mind, and a freak right ankle injury has robbed the club of any heroics he might […]

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Twins give Molitor three-year deal as manager
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After leading the Twins to a surprise run to the 2017 AL Wild Card Game one season after losing 103 games, Paul Molitor signed a three-year contract to remain Minnesota’s manager through the 2020 season, the club announced Monday.

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Edwin sits out Game 3, still day to day
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Edwin Encarnacion hit in the indoor batting cages at Yankee Stadium pregame, but his sprained right ankle kept him out of the Indians’ 1-0 loss to the Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan on Sunday night.

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Bauer to start Game 4 vs. Yanks on short rest
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Following their loss in Game 3 of the American League Division series presented by Doosan, the Indians announced that right-hander Trevor Bauer will start Game 4 at Yankee Stadium on Monday.

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