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Indians Continue to Creep Up The Wild Card As Final Month of Season Begins

CLEVELAND – The Indians wake up today four games back of a wild card spot in the American League. While the team has a number of teams to still pass in order to grab one of those two spots, they have slowly been gaining ground on other teams ahead of them.

The club has 18 home games left in September/October, and as it stands they face just one of the teams ahead of them in the wild card race (Minnesota) in the final month plus of the season.

Here’s the teams slate for the last month plus the first four games in October.

Tue, 9/1 at Blue Jays 7:07p
Wed, 9/2 at Blue Jays 7:07p
Fri, 9/4 at Tigers 7:08p
Sat, 9/5 at Tigers 7:08p
Sun, 9/6 at Tigers 1:08p
Mon, 9/7 at White Sox 2:10p
Tue, 9/8 at White Sox 8:10p
Wed, 9/9 at White Sox 8:10p
Thu, 9/10 Tigers 7:10p
Fri, 9/11 Tigers 7:10p
Sat, 9/12 Tigers 7:10p
Sun, 9/13 Tigers 1:10p
Mon, 9/14 Royals 7:10p
Tue, 9/15 Royals 7:10p
Wed, 9/16 Royals 7:10p
Thu, 9/17 Royals 7:10p
Fri, 9/18 White Sox 7:10p
Sat, 9/19 White Sox 7:10p
Sun, 9/20 White Sox 1:10p
Tue, 9/22 at Twins 8:10p
Wed, 9/23 at Twins 8:10p
Thu, 9/24 at Twins 8:10p
Fri, 9/25 at Royals 8:10p
Sat, 9/26 at Royals 7:10p
Sun, 9/27 at Royals 2:10p
Mon, 9/28 Twins 7:10p
Tue, 9/29 Twins 7:10p
Wed, 9/30 Twins 7:10p
Thu, 10/1 Twins 7:10p
Fri, 10/2 Red Sox 7:10p
Sat, 10/3 Red Sox 7:10p
Sun, 10/4 Red Sox 3:10p

Current Wild Card Standings

Toronto 74 57 .565 – –
Kansas City 80 50 .615 –
Houston 73 59 .553 – –

NY Yankees 72 58 .554 +4.0
Texas 68 62 .523 – –
Minnesota 67 63 .515 1.0
LA Angels 65 66 .496 3.5
Tampa Bay 65 66 .496 3.5
Cleveland 64 66 .492 4.0

In other words – welcome to September baseball, where anything can happen.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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