2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
91-71, 1st in AL Cent

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Fenway is almost ready. First pitch for the American League Championship Series is set for tomorrow at 8:09 ET.

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5d

Testy Francona disputes Ramirez 'killed' Tribe

Still feeling a "sting" after another successful season for Cleveland ended in disappointment, Indians manager Terry Francona got defensive on Wednesday while defending star Jose Ramirez, who went hitless in 11 at-bats.

7d

BBTN: Boston Carry-Over, Astros' Respect, Kurkjian, Anderson, Langs

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Correa on breaking his 0-for-7 hitless streak with a 3-run home run that broke the game wide open against the Indians. "It means a lot, you know I just tried to remain calm and I know I've been feeling good at the plate. I'm seeing the ball well; it was just a matter of time. I came in with a big homer and hopefully we can keep going.

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7dPat McManamon

Astros kick into extra gear for sweep of Indians

The Astros were in high gear in their sweep of the Indians in the ALDS, with pitching that was suffocating and hitting that was relentless. "Once we hit the postseason," manager AJ Hinch said, "our guys really, really turned it on."

Francona on the finality of losing ALDS (1:27)
7d

October orbit: Astros advance with 11-3 win, sweep Indians

The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game 3 helped by two key throwing errors from Indians reliever Trevor Bauer.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros celebrate in Cleveland after a sweep and significant beat-down in the final game. Houston took control against the Indians bullpen and took advantage of Indians mistakes in winning 11-3.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Correa's first hit of the series is a 3-run home run. It's Correa's 8th career postseason HR, tied for second-most in Astros postseason history (#1 is George Springer with 10 HR, 2 of them today)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Correa's first hit in the series is a three run home run. Houston leads 10-2 and can start unpacking the champagne.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

It sure feels like the Astros have put this one away. They lead 6-2 in the eighth and have the bases loaded. Barring a Cleveland comeback, Houston will face another 100-win team as they continue their attempt to win back-to-back World Series.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Second bad pickoff throw by an Indians pitcher puts Tony Kemp -- the tying run -- at second. He then advances to third on an infield hit by George Springer. The Indians have two errors, both on errant pickoff throws.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston and Cleveland trade home runs. Francisco Lindor just hit one 446 feet that would have gone out of the park had it not hit a large clock in left field. The Indians lead 2-1 after five, and fans rise to give Trevor Bauer a standing ovation as he takes over for Mike Clevinger. Bauer pitching today ensures that Shane Bieber will start if there is a game four.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cleveland takes a 1-0 lead in the third after two hits, a sacrifice bunt and sacrifice fly by Michael Brantley. Jose Ramirez ended the inning with a fly to the track in right-center. Astros pitchings has the Indians hitting .129 in the series, 9-for-70.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Clevinger pitched himself into trouble in the third by hitting Alex Bregman after walking Tony Kemp and making an error on a pickoff attempt. With the bases loaded, Clevinger got Yuli Gurriel swinging and Marwin Gonzalez on a fly to left. Gonzalez hit the first pitch to Pennsylvania, but he hit it foul.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Bregman missed his third home run in three games by about two feet. His drive hit just below the yellow line at the top of the 19-foot tall left field wall. A boisterous Cleveland crowd returned to form when Mike Clevinger struck out Yuli Gurriel looking. Gurriel now is 1-for-8 in the series.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

All set for Indians-Astros. Here are Tito Francona's thoughts on the Indians body language and expectations today: "They know what we're up against, but I don't think anybody wants to go home. So the best way not to go home is to win. That's pretty profound..."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tito Francona addressed what it would take for the Indians to win three games in a row, like the Red Sox did in 2004 to come back against the Yankees: "I think the best thing to do is keep it in small samples, because it kind of seems daunting to, man, you've got to beat them three in a row when they've kind of had their way with us the first two. When you just put it in a smaller sample, let's try to win today, we can do it. We've done that plenty this year. We can do that. That's probably the best way to go about it. Then if you do that well enough, then you look up a few days from now, somebody's saying, wow, what made the team so special that they could do that?"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A beautiful day for baseball in The Land.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.779th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th
WHIP1.204th
BAA.24212th
Runs8183rd
Batting Average.2592nd
On Base Percentage.3326th
Slugging Percentage.4346th