Indians Clinch 1st AL Wild Card, Win 10th Straight

92 Wins, just like we all predicted.

The Cleveland Indians won their last 10 games of the season to finish the season 92-70 and clinch the first AL Wild Card spot.  They finish one game back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

The Indians will host either the Tampa Bay Rays or the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night for a one-game play-in chance to face the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS.

Ubaldo Jimenez was spectacular, striking out 13 Twins through 6.2 IP. Justin Masterson pitched the last five outs of the game.  Nick Swisher homered in the first.  It was, to be brief, glorious.

October baseball.  Holy cow, you guys. Holy cow.

  • JNeids

    Roll Tribe. This is just an awesome feeling. I’m sure I’ll say this the next time a Cleveland team makes the playoffs, but this feels so much better than some of the past playoff teams (in any sport). It feels like less of a fluke than the Browns, even though some (most?) might not have expected this. It’s definitely more of a team effort, as opposed to one player carrying the team. Heart breaking lows, but thankfully even more heart lifting highs. Whatever happens, this has been a hell of a ride. And I’ll say it again: ROLL TRIBE. See you in October!

  • LaundroMat

    YES.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Kool-Aid for everyone, on the house on this glorious sports Sunday which will culminate in the series finale of one of the best shows on television, “Breaking Bad!”

    #WhatsMyName?

  • mgbode

    it’s not kool-aid drinking when it’s real. Indians in October!!!!!!!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Kool-Aid in a good way but win Wednesday ‘cuz me and my boyz are waiting for Friday!

  • mgbode

    hopefully, we get there because it’d be a fun series.

  • w_____________

    *cries tears of joy*

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    No doubt and only fitting for Terry Francona you know the media will be all over the story.