Is it time for another miracle September? I dunno. What do I look like, a Magic 8-Ball? What I do know is that it's time for the weekend, and we've got some sexy MLB links to start your morning right:
The Tribe swept the doubler to keep hope alive as they head into a three-game series with Detroit. Corey Kluber and T.J. House both dominated, and Carlos Santana had a monster day.
- LGT recaps (Game 1 | Game 2)
- Indians.come recaps (Game 1 | Game 2)
- Cleveland.com recaps (Game 1 | Game 2)
Indians news & notes
Santana's boom or bust bat is booming again | Cleveland.com - Paul Hoynes knows how much walks clog the bases, so he's happy to see Carlos Santana smacking the hell out of the ball once again. Terry Francona never lost faith, though.
Santana ties club record for homers by switch hitter | Indians.com - Carlos tied his own record with his 27th homer in Game 2 yesterday. I mean, 27 is no 30, but it's still something.
Kluber hates Indians fans | Cleveland.com - Just kidding. But he does seem to have an aversion to tipping his cap while receiving an ovation. The Klubot insists it's nothing against fans, but he's just totally locked in after a strong performance.
Which Kipnis is the real Kipnis? | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - Jason Kipnis had a breakout year in 2013, but his struggles this year are well documented. Which version of Kipnis is closer to the real one?
Captains fall behind 2-0 in Championship Series | Cleveland.com - The Lake County Captains lost 6-0 against the Kane County Cougars in Game 3 of the Midwest League Championship series. Now facing elimination in the best of five series, the Captains lok to salvage some hope Saturday at Classic Park.
Tribe fan tumbles trying for foul ball | Indians.com - This one's for you, Pyro.
Tidbits from around MLB
- Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face with a pitch and things escalated quickly between the Marlins and Brewers
- Fox Sports' Gabe Kapler looks at what may be the next "Moneyball" phenomenon in MLB
- Fangraphs forces a reason to worry about Mike Trout again
- Sports On Earth takes a look at twelve rookies who are likely to have a big impact next year
- SOE also looks at the idea of Justin Verlaner in the 'pen