Indians vs. Yankees: 2020 AL Wild Card Series Preview

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Indians vs. Yankees: 2020 AL Wild Card Series Preview

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2020 American League Wild Card Series: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees

Series Start Time: Game 1 (Tuesday, September 29), Game 2 (Wednesday, September 30), Game 3-if Necessary (Thursday, October 1)

Series Location: Progressive Field-Cleveland, Ohio

Starting Pitchers: Game 1=RHP Shane Bieber (Indians) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (Yankees), Game 2=RHP Carlos Carrasco (Indians) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees), Game 3-if Necessary=RHP Zach Plesac (Indians) vs. TBA (Yankees)

2020 Regular Season Series: Teams Have Not Met in 2020 Due to Limitations from the Global Health Crisis

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 2017 ALDS (NYY Won the Series 3-2 after Trailing 2-0)

Cleveland Indians (35-25)-#4 Seed in the American League

  • Finished in 3rd Place in the AL Central Division
  • 1st Playoff Appearance Since 2018
  • Traded Starting RHP Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers in the Off-Season
  • Traded Starting RHP Mike Clevinger to San Diego Padres at the 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Has Not Beaten the Yankees in a Postseason Series Since 2007 ALDS
  • Cleveland is 10-10 vs. New York All-Time in the Playoffs
  • Looking for First Playoff Series Victory Since 2016 ALCS
  • Looking for 1st ALCS Appearance Since 2016
  • Has Not Been to the World Series Since 2016
  • Looking for 1st World Championship Since 1948

New York Yankees (33-27)-#5 Seed in the American League

  • Finished in 2nd Place in the AL East Division
  • 4th Straight Playoff Appearance Dating Back to 2017
  • Signed Starting RHP Gerrit Cole in the Off-Season
  • Acquired Relief RHP Addison Russ from Philadelphia Phillies at the 2020 Trade Deadline
  • New York is 10-10 vs. Cleveland All-Time in the Postseason
  • Looking for 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2019 ALDS
  • Has Not Been to the ALCS Since 2019
  • Looking for 1st World Championship Appearance Since 2009
  • Has Not Won the World Series Since 2009

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Top Players to Watch in Indians vs. Yankees Wild Card Series (2020 MLB Statistics)

Cleveland Indians

  • INF Jose Ramirez: 0.292 BA, 17 Home Runs, 46 RBIs
  • OF Franmil Reyes: 0.275 BA, 9 Home Runs, 34 RBIs
  • INF Francisco Lindor: 0.258 BA, 8 Home Runs, 27 RBIs
  • RHP Shane Bieber: 8-1 Record, 1.63 E.R.A, 122 Strikeouts
  • RHP Carlos Carrasco: 3-4 Record, 2.91 E.R.A, 82 Strikeouts

New York Yankees

  • INF Luke Voit: 0.277 BA, 22 Home Runs, 52 RBIs
  • INF D.J. LeMahieu: 0.364 BA, 10 Home Runs, 27 RBIs
  • OF Aaron Judge: 0.257 BA, 9 Home Runs, 22 RBIs
  • RHP Gerrit Cole: 7-3 Record, 2.84 E.R.A, 94 Strikeouts
  • RHP Masahiro Tanaka: 3-3 Record, 3.56 E.R.A, 44 Strikeouts

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