Idle Indians Tread Water in Rainout, Tragic Number Remains at Two

Inclement weather across the region brought another postponement to the shores of Lake Erie on Tuesday night as the game scheduled between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins was cancelled due to rain.

The Indians (77-78) and Twins will play two on Wednesday, with the first game beginning at 4:10 PM ET. The second game will start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the first game.

Both the Indians and the Twins simultaneously gained and lost ground on the teams above them in the American League Wild Card chase. The Houston Astros gave up a two-run bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning to drop a 6-4 decision to the Seattle Mariners. Combined with an 8-1 win by the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics, the Astros have fallen out of their Wild Card spot and have been replaced by the Angels. Houston sits a half-game behind L.A., with Minnesota a game and a half in back of the Halos. The Indians remain five games out, although just three games separate the two clubs in the loss column due to weather interference.

The Indians elimination number, or “tragic number”, remained at two games. Any losses by the Indians or wins by the second Wild Card team will reduce that number.

Cleveland will start Carlos Carrasco (14-11) in game one on Wednesday against Kyle Gibson (10-11). Tuesday night’s starter, Cody Anderson (6-2), will start the second game against Mike Pelfrey (6-10).

Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

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