Indians Remain Four Games Back Despite Two Washouts
Bob Toth | On 13, Sep 2015
A second consecutive rainout washed away hopes of the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers getting all four games of their series in at Progressive Field this weekend.
The Indians, after taking the opener on Thursday night by a 7-5 final, saw both Friday and Saturday night’s contests erased by Mother Nature. The two teams will attempt to play a traditional doubleheader on Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. Saturday’s contest has yet to be rescheduled.
With rotations reshuffled with the days off, right-handers Trevor Bauer (11-11, 4.47 ERA) and Justin Verlander (3-7, 3.43) will start the scheduled 1:10 PM ET first game. Approximately 30 minutes after its conclusion, righty Carlos Carrasco (12-10, 3.70) will be opposed by Detroit lefty Randy Wolf (0-3, 6.55).
The Indians remain four games in back of the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. Texas won Friday night before losing their game on Saturday. The Wild Card leading New York Yankees have lost five straight to see their lead dwindle to just three over Texas. The Indians trail the Los Angeles Angels by two games in the standings and the Minnesota Twins by three, with seven head-to-head matchups left against their Twin Cities foe.
W: Mother Nature
L: Cleveland Indians’ hot stretch
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