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Indians 2017 playoff run begins Thursday night in Cleveland

In 11 starts with the Yankees, Gray has given up two or fewer earned runs eight times.

There are big expectations on Cleveland in a post-season where the Chicago Cubs will chase a second consecutive World Series and the Washington Nationals look to finally win a division series.

National League (NL) teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Colorado Rockies will be aiming to dethrone the Cubs.

Of course, we can do virtually the same thing by betting both teams' at 8-1 and having basically 4.5-1 on our investment for the surviving team (note: you can also do better by shopping around for better odds on each team). "I've thrown against them a couple times this year, and in the past I've thrown against them". Catcher Gary Sanchez contributed to his impressive sophomore campaign with 33 dingers of his own. The Red Sox are the experts of extras this year — they're 15-3, including seven straight wins. Should the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies, it would add a 93-win team to the fold, bringing the grand total for all divisional teams to 773. The New York Yankees' bullpen may in fact be the X factor that gets them deep into October. "That's pretty impressive. You tip your cap to them". In one of the best storylines of this season, the Indians won a record 22 games in a row between August and September, cementing their spot atop the AL Central and all of baseball in the eyes of many.

The Yankees Game 1 starter was expected to be either Sonny Gray or Masahiro Tanaka after Severino's Wild Card clunker.

The Indians appear to have a dynamic pitching staff, and their ace is Corey Kluber.

Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez is greeted in the dugout after he hit a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday Sept. 24 2017 in Seattle

Aroldis Chapman was a Yankee past year before joining the Cubs for their World Series run.

The Dodgers will depend on Clayton Kershaw to dominate on the mound. After suffering through an abysmal 1-16 straight-up run in the second half, the Dodgers picked up their play and ended the regular season on a 6-1 SU run.

The Cubs and Nationals will play Game 2 of their series Saturday at 5:38 p.m. EDT, with the Dodgers' Game 2 matchup to follow at 9:08 p.m. EDT. "They've really been on a roll the last 50, 60 games, playing as well as anyone".

Cleveland may be the most complete team in baseball, with a potent lineup, devastating starting pitching, and a bullpen that houses the one and only Andrew Miller.

And, yes, he thinks the Yankees can win this series. "Hopefully our guys pitch well, we score some runs and I'm sure it'll be an exciting series". Expect Arizona to go the distance with the Dodgers in a best-of-five series, but L.A.to advance to the NL Championship Series (NLCS).

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