Indians Drum Extends to 19 Beats

Watch Out! ~ Here Comes The Spirit of the 1948 Indians!

 

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Hope still floats – in spite of the “Nightmare Weekend on Oakland Street!”

While the Astros took their much needed day off Monday prior to tonight’s series opener against the Angels in Anaheim, the Cleveland Indians stayed voraciously busy, knocking off the Detroit Tigers, 11-0, at home. It was the Tribe’s 19th straight win and it increased their lead over the Astros for AL home field advantage thru the playoffs to 1.5 games.

If there’s a u-turn lane on this going-south-fast parkway, the Houston Astros better find it soon. Otherwise, it’s back to our usual Houston MLB fate of making our routine peace with the fact that, if it’s a World Series victory we Houston fans want, it isn’t going to happen again this year.

Come on, Mr. Verlander, even if we do know that you can’t do it all, please pump our hopes in your start against the Angels tonight.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 86 57 .601  
2 ANGELS 73 70 .510 13.0
3 RANGERS 72 71 .503 14.0
4 MARINERS 71 73 .493 15.5
5 ATHLETICS 63 80 .441 23

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

RANGERS 5 – MARINERS 3                 

ASTROS (day off for general wound-licking of arms and egos)

ANGELS (day off for pre-Astros series pitcher-bash-planning)

ATHLETICS (day off for championship imagery workshop)

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 538 189 38 4 23 .351
2 ERIC HOSMER KC 534 175 27 1 24 .328
3 AVISAIL GARCIA CWS 447 144 22 4 16 .322
4 JOSH REDDICK HOU 441 139 30 3 13 .315
NR* CARLOS CORREA HOU 358 110 19 1 20 .307
5 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 529 162 47 6 25 .306
6 JOSE ABREU CWS 555 170 38 6 31 .306
7 ELVIS ANDRUS TEX 572 175 41 4 20 .306
8 JOE MAUER MIN 458 139 32 1 6 .303
9 JONATHAN SCHOOP BAL 552 167 33 0 31 .303
10 LORENZO CAIN KC 527 158 25 5 14 .300
RANK OTHER TOP 40 ASTROS TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
12 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 404 119 28 0 21 .295
14 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 482 141 25 0 31 .293
19 YULI GURRIEL HOU 473 136 36 1 17 .288
21 T ALEX BREGMAN HOU 490 139 34 5 16 .284

NR * LOST TIME ON THE DL HAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED CORREA FROM AN OFFICIAL QUALIFYING PLACE IN THE RANKING OF TOP 40 HITTERS.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

 

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2 Responses to “Indians Drum Extends to 19 Beats”

  1. jeff share Says:

    That’s going to be one tough, hungry team to beat. Even when the Astros were playing well they couldn’t beat Cleveland.

  2. bluedeveil Says:

    Perhaps even more important than home field advantage for the ALCS is the fact that if Cleveland ends up with the best W-L record in the AL, the Indians would play the wild card winner ((Yankees or Twins ?) while the Astros would face the Red Sox.

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