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MLB: Indians News & Notes 8/27/13

The Indians' nine-game stretch is "make or break," unless it isn't. Plus, a new film celebrates Indians great Al Rosen and Dice-K's 2013 MLB debut dissected.

In this picture, it looks like Nick Swisher is running fast. Pictures can lie.
In this picture, it looks like Nick Swisher is running fast. Pictures can lie.
Jason Miller

Inbox: Will upcoming stretch determine Tribe's fate? | News - Will the outcome of the Indians' next nine games determine their playoff fate? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers that question and more in the latest edition of his Inbox.

Jim Ingraham: Tribe needs to continue to be opportunistic to stay in race - - Jim Ingraham breaks down the Tribe's chances.

Terry Francona has the Indians believing again. | : John Perrotto Article - At first, Terry Francona's move to the shores of Lake Erie seemed like one of desperation by someone who yearned to return to managing at any cost. But his relentlessly upbeat demeanor has proved to be a big boost to a franchise looking for hope.

Michael Bourn and the Indians aren’t running much under Terry Francona | HardballTalk - Aaron Gleeman breaks down the Indians' running game.

Forget Braun, new film reminds us we have Al Rosen to go with Koufax and Greenberg | Jewish Telegraphic Agency - A new documentary, "Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story," celebrates Al Rosen’s contributions to baseball as an award-winning player and executive, and his being a role model for American Jews.

Cleveland Indians' home runs grant wish of young fan - ESPN - ICYMI - An 8-year-old Cleveland Indians fan with cerebral palsy had a wish straight out of Hollywood: He asked two of his favorite players to hit home runs.

Matsuzaka’s Dicey 2013 Debut | The Rotation - LGFMiLT Matsuzaka's 2013 debut dissected.

Mariners designate Aaron Harang for assignment | HardballTalk - The Mariners now have an opening for Taijuan Walker in their rotation if they want to take it. Aaron Harang, who have up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels, was designated for assignment Monday.

Pirates announce postseason ticket purchase plans - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - This is happening.