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Indians With Plenty Still to Play For in Final Six Games of the Regular Season

The Cleveland Indians regular season will wrap up on Sunday, October 1st after six home games starting tomorrow evening at 7:10pm at Progressive Field against the Minnesota Twins, a team that they might see again in the American League Divisional Series if things go their way.

The Twins come into Progressive Field with a mark of 82-74, and are three games up on the Angels, a lot of which is thanks to the Indians three-game sweep in Los Angeles last week.

There’s two teams that the Indians and their fans are scoreboard watching on a nightly basis, that being the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Indians are looking to get the top spot both in the American League as well as all of baseball, and right now with six games left they are looking good for one of the two spots, that being the top spot in the American League.

They lead the Astros by 2.5 games with six left for the top American League spot. The Indians have a mark of 98-58, while the Astros sit at 95-60.

The Astros final seven games have them playing all away from Minute Maid Park – four starting Monday at Texas, and then three in Fenway Park against the Red Sox.

With the Indians playing three against the Twins and three against the Chicago White Sox, the Tribe looks to have a solid edge for the top AL spot.

As far as the Dodgers go, they have a one-game lead in the standings, which is really two since they won the season series two games to one over the Indians during the regular season.

The Dodgers at 99-57, have six games left – three at home against the San Diego Padres (70-86) starting tonight in Los Angeles.

Their final three games after an off day on Thursday will be a lot more interesting, as they will play at the Colorado Rockies, who are 84-72.

The Rockies are still very much in the mix for the final Wild Card spot in the National League, right now leading that final spot by two games over the Milwaukee Brewers.

It’s going to be a fun final week as the Indians ride to the postseason, and the team still has a lot to play for as they wrap up the season as the hottest team in all of baseball.

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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