The Indians had a chance to clinch the AL Central Sunday with a win, but it wasn’t to be, as White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon shut down the good guys. Rodon went eight scoreless innings, striking out 11. Josh Tomlin put up another solid outing, giving up one earned run over 6 2⁄3 innings. With the loss, Cleveland falls to 90-65 on the year.
It would’ve been fun, but off to Detroit. The Indians did finish the year 53-28 at home, which is crazy good.
Plutko took home a few baseballs on Saturday night.
Horrible news out of Miami. From Jordan Bastian:
A group of players stood in front of a clubhouse television, others watching from their seats at their lockers, taking in the unfathomable news of Jose Fernandez's death. One of the baseball's rising stars, and one of the faces of the game, was gone.
Indians pitcher Danny Salazar, who posted a heartfelt message on social media, told reporters he was too upset to discuss the tragic development.
"It's awful news," Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis said. "He was one of the better guys in the entire league, not only as a pitcher. I didn't really know him off the field, but I always heard good things about him. You just feel sorry for his family and friends. You feel sorry for their organization. And you feel sorry for the game of baseball, because it lost one of the better pitchers today."