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Tribe News & Notes 9/24/13: Down the Stretch They Come

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Ubaldomania is sweeping the nation - everywhere but Houston, where they are not watching baseball.

Ubaldomania - the sensation sweeping the nation! Catch it!
Ubaldomania - the sensation sweeping the nation! Catch it!
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Scoreboard Watching

Pulse: Bucs snap hex, and Reds follow suit | MLB.com: News - NL playoff participants are now set - TBD: who plays whom and where.

ST. PETERSBURG: Rays notes | Rays players feel for Orioles' Machado after injury | Tampa Bay Rays | Bradenton Herald:

"Earlier this season, everybody was being critical of us because we played an easy schedule," Maddon said. "But I really challenge anybody to say the American League East schedule is easy at the end of the year. So it just happens that way. That’s who we’re scheduled to play right now, that’s who (the Indians) are scheduled to play, and you play and you don’t cry about it."

Alex Rios hits for the cycle, leads explosive Rangers offense in much-needed win | - The Rangers make the most of their chance to beat up on Houston,

Tribe News

Jason Kipnis proving to be engine that drives Cleveland Indians | indians.com: News - Indians fans do not need an introduction. They know all about their All-Star second baseman and what Jason Kipnis has meant to their team.

With Ubaldo Jimenez and Mickey Callaway on the same page, Cleveland Indians could be headed for a storybook ending | cleveland.com - The successful partnership between pitcher and pitching coach has helped the Tribe stay in the thick of the playoff hunt entering the final week of the regular season.

Prospect of the Day: Jose Ramirez, 2B, Cleveland Indians - Minor League Ball - Although he hasn't ranked highly on most prospect lists, Cleveland Indians infielder Jose Ramirez went from Low-A to the major leagues in one year.

A Minor Review of 2013: Indians | FanGraphs Baseball - Fangraphs reviews the Indians year in the minor leagues.

Ubaldo Jimenez’s enigmatic season - How one pitcher's mechanics changed in a single season. From The Hardball Times.

Sunday afternoon’s Indians-Astros game had a 0.0 TV rating | For The Win - If a game that is meaningless to your local MLB team falls during an NFL game, does it make a sound? Not in Houston. Nobody watched it (on Comcast Sports Houston), according to Nielsen.

Palo Alto Online : Ryan Garko returns to Stanford as assistant coach - LGFT Ryan Garko has been added to the Stanford baseball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Mark Marquess announced Monday.