Last night the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tugers to clinch the American League Central Division and a spot in the playoffs. Russell went to the game up in Comerica Field in Detroit and snapped these pictures after the last Tiger was retired and the Tribe’s celebration began.
We’ll have to see how the Indians fare in the playoffs — their most reliable starter, Corey Kluber, left last night’s game with an injury, making him the third key starter to fall prey to jury in recent weeks — but for now we can enjoy a win by a team that has been fun to watch. The team’s success is attributable to young players who have really blossomed, vets who have come in and played well, good team chemistry, fine starting pitching, and a bullpen that just keeps putting zeros on the scoreboard. Behind it all is manager Terry Francona, who has done a masterful job.
Go Tribe! Bring on the playoffs!