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Sunday News and Notes: Indians prepare for Game 3 in Boston

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The Indians will be up against the weather as well as the Red Sox today.

Josh Tomlin will be facing his college teammate in Game 3
Josh Tomlin will be facing his college teammate in Game 3
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Indians News

'I don't think anybody picked us:' Cleveland Indians thriving off doubt as they head to Boston with chance for knockout | cleveland.com

In about 8 hours, the Indians have a chance to eliminate the Red Sox, something that not a lot of people thought was going to happen.

Clay Buchholz, Josh Tomlin friends and rivals | indians.com

When both players were at Angelina College (a junior college) in Texas, Buccholz and Tomlin were both shortstops, believe it or not.

Indians' Bradley Zimmer wins Hitting Challenge | MLB.com

This competition, held as part of the Arizona Fall League, is a hitting skills competition.

Ohio State University's marching band cheered on the Indians with a special halftime message | MLB.com

First the Cavaliers, and now the Buckeyes are behind in the Indians in their playoff push. Though the band does get some points deducted for playing Sweet Caroline.

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' ownership, trades that happened and didn't happen -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com

Indians owner Paul Dolan talks about some of the Indians' recent baseball moves, including the Jonathan Lucroy non-trade.

Boston Hourly Weather - AccuWeather Forecast for MA 02108

The forecast for Boston is showing rain through most of the afternoon. If the game does get postponed, Games 3, 4, and 5 would be played with no off day. That would mean that Boston likely goes with Rick Porcello in Game 4 (if necessary); right now Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start that game. It would also mean that Trevor Bauer would pitch Game 4 on full rest.

MLB News

Cubs take 2-0 lead on Giants in NLDS | MLB.com

After winning a thriller in Game 1, the Cubs overcame Kyle Hendricks' injury to beat the Giants 5-2 and take a 2-0 lead. Hendricks was struck on the right foreman by a line drive in the fourth inning, and had to leave the game.  X-rays were negative, so this shouldn't affect him in his next start.

Dodgers target Game 5 NLDS start for Kershaw | MLB.com

With yesterday's rainout, the Dodgers are contemplating pushing Clayton Kershaw back to Game 5, rather than Game 4 on short rest. The two teams will be playing three straight days (if necessary), with a trip from the East Coast to the West Coast coming after today's game.

Sunday Notes: Eaton, Liriano, Cueto, Cubs, Postseason Pressure, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Today I learned that there is an exception to the rule about players having to miss both the current series and the next if they are replaced due to injury. Francisco Liriano, who was replaced on the Toronto playoff roster, would be eligible for the ALCS because the injury he suffered was a concussion. He does have to sit out 7 days, but he would be eligible to be on the roster if the Blue Jays make it.