The stage is now set for the Cleveland Indians to play the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild card game Wednesday night in Cleveland. That means it is going to be Alex Cobb against Danny Salazar in the pitching match up.
Cobb has been tough in the Indians. He is a good pitcher and it is going to be up to the Indians offense to get some runs on the board early in this game. Cobb has a record of 11-3 on the season and an ERA of 2.76.
Danny Salazar is the young gun the Indians brought up from triple A Columbus. He is a good young pitcher with an ERA of 3.12, he has an 2-3 record on the season and has to get off to a quick start in this game.
One of the problems that has bothered Salazar this season is giving up the long ball early in the game. He has to make sure he can avoid doing that in this game. Everything is on the line for the Indians in this one game race to get to the play-offs. With 92 wins on the season, the Tribe comes into this wild card race as one of the hottest team's in Major League baseball.
The team is coming off a 10 game win streak that helped them to get the home field advantage and Progressive field is sold out for the game. The Indians have had a tough time with the Rays this season.
The Indians are focused coming into the game and they know what is up for grabs in this game. It is win or go home and none of these guys on this Indians team look like they are ready to go home.
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