Here’s to a great week!
Indians 3, Royals 2
Corey Kluber pitched seven masterful shutout innings, earning his 17th win of the year. Our ace gave up only three hits and walked nine, striking out nine sad Royals’ hitters. Offensively, the Tribe only managed three hits themselves, but used an Edwin Encarnacion homer (his 36th of the year) and some lousy KC defense to get those three runs across.
Champagne and goofy googles! From Jordan Bastian:
While the party raged inside the Indians' home clubhouse on Sunday afternoon, players found moments to escape to the field. There, their families had their own celebration going, with kids running through the infield grass. Behind Cleveland's home dugout, rows of fans remained, refusing to find the stadium's exits.
This American League Central clinch was savored by the entire city.
"It's nice to do it here," Indians ace Corey Kluber said. "Last year, we didn't have a chance to share it with the fans at all, so it's nice. They have been so supportive of us all year. It's nice to share it with them and let them kind of celebrate with us."
King of the North and Cy Young winner? I like how that sounds.