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Indians lose again, Wild Card hopes almost gone

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Another demoralizing failure to rise to mediocrity

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Minnesota 4 - Cleveland 2

Cleveland Indians once again lose low-scoring game to Twins, are quickly falling out of the Wild Card race - Let's Go Tribe - This loss was very close to a copy of last night's defeat; the Twins scored all of their runs in one inning, and the Tribe bats were held check for most of the game.

Indians fall, remain 4 1/2 out of 2nd Wild Card | indians.com - The Twins gained ground in the chase for the second American League Wild Card spot for a second straight night, as Phil Hughes tossed five scoreless innings and Brian Dozier homered in a 4-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday at Target Field.

Corey Kluber's rough outing costly for Indians | indians.com - Corey Kluber had made a habit out of shutting down the Twins this season. But Wednesday, with the two teams in the middle of an American League Wild Card chase when the Indians needed their ace, the Twins got the best of Kluber.

Cleveland Indians' wild-card hopes take another body blow in 4-2 loss to Minnesota Twins | cleveland.com - The Twins, for the second straight night, use one big inning to beat the Indians. Tuesday night they scored three runs off Danny Salazar in the third. On Wednesday, they scored four runs off Corey Kluber in the fourth for the only runs they'd need.

Other Tribe News

Cleveland Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer dealing with broken bone in foot | cleveland.com - Zimmer, 22, split his season between High-A Lynchburg and Double-A Akron. In all, he batted .273 with a .368 on-base percentage and an .814 OPS, with 16 home runs, 63 RBIs and 44 stolen bases in 127 games. He posted a .308/.403/.493 slash line at Lynchburg and a .219/.313/.374 clip at Akron.

Around the Horn

Here are 8 great stats about No. 8, Yogi Berra. - Endless stories of Yogi Berra's kindness and humility began to circulate as news of his passing spread. While much of the conversation has been geared toward his character, it's also worth remembering that Berra was one of the greatest players of all-time.

Kansas City's pitching staff suddenly a Royal concern for October | FOX Sports - The Royals will enter the postseason with a slumping rotation and a shorthanded bullpen -- and there is legitimate cause for concern.

Walker has 6 RBIs as Pirates clinch postseason | MLB.com - It took Pittsburgher Neil Walker three innings to accumulate five of his career-high six RBIs on Wednesday night against the Rockies, but he and the Pirates were forced to sweat for much of a 13-7 victory at Coors Field that secured their third straight postseason berth.