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CLEVELAND -- The Indians silently packed their bags for the road.The party was postponed again.With a chance to clinch its first AL Central title since 2007, Cleveland was shut out 3-0 on Sunday by the Chicago White Sox, who got eight dominant innings from Carlos Rodon and spoiled the Indians home finale.Disappointment could be sensed in every corner of Clevelands clubhouse as players stripped off uniforms that remained dry instead of being drenched with champagne.Like the bottles of bubbly, the championship remains on ice.You want to do it in front of the home crowd, second baseman Jason Kipnis said. It would have been fun to give high-fives down the line, all that stuff, but well push it back until tomorrow in Detroit, hopefully.Rodon struck (8-10) struck out a career-high 11 and blanked the Indians on just two singles. The left-hander easily handled the division leaders who still havent wrapped up a playoff spot and have gone flat at the worst time possible. Cleveland needed to win its regular-season finale at home and Detroit to lose to Kansas City for the Indians to win the division crown.The Tigers lost 12-9 to the Royals, but the Indians didnt do their part. Theyve clinched a share of the title, and now theyll try to win it outright on the road against the Tigers, whom theyve beaten 13 times in 15 games this season. The clubs open a four-game series Monday at Comerica Park.Nothing has come easy this season for Cleveland, which has overcome major injuries and must now defeat the Tigers, their long-time rivals, to return to the postseason for the first time since 2013.Its a little fitting, said starter Josh Tomlin, who allowed just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings. But we have a resilient group. Were ready for the next challenge. If it has to be in Detroit or Kansas City, wherever it may be, we need to get it done. We know what the task is and were prepared for it. Hopefully we get it done sooner rather than later.Cleveland had three errors for the second straight game and scored just one in the past two days.Carlos Sanchez had two RBI off Tomlin (12-9), who matched Rodon. However, the Indians couldnt do much against the left-hander, who turned in his best outing this season in Clevelands biggest game. Rodon struck out the side in the eighth before David Robertson worked the ninth for his 36th save.With little to play for, the White Sox enjoyed playing spoiler.Theyre eventually going to win it but we wont be around to see them celebrate, third baseman Todd Frazier said. Youve got to take pride in every game and every series, so theyll have to do it on the road now.Maybe feeling some of the pressure to wrap up a division theyve led since June 4, the Indians didnt get their first hit until the fifth, when Cleveland threatened to get a run across.Brandon Guyer singled leading off and took second on a passed ball. Coco Crisp walked and Chris Gimenez sacrificed. But Michael Martinez popped to short right, not deep enough to score Guyer and Rodon struck out Rajai Davis.Tomlin gave up a leadoff infield single to Tim Anderson in the first and then retired 12 straight, nine on fly balls to the outfield, before Frazier singled to open Chicagos fifth. He stole second with two outs and scored when Sanchez slapped a single for the only run Chicago would need.Indians manager Terry Francona didnt lament a loss that stung more than most.The itinerary says go to Detroit, he said. Well go where they tell us and play who they tell us and try to win. Thats what we always do.SAD SITUATIONBefore the game, players on both teams stood in front of clubhouse TVs and watched coverage of the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, killed in a boating accident.White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, who like Fernandez defected from Cuba, sat quietly at his locker with his face turned from the room. Abreu did not speak to reporters following the game.ATTENDANCE BUMPThe Indians drew 202,000 more fans this season than in 2015.HOME RUNDespite the weekend losses, the Indians went 15-5 at home since Aug. 21.UP NEXTWhite Sox: At a loss to explain his struggles since coming to Chicago in June, James Shields is 0-6 in his last 10 starts. The right-hander starts the series opener against Tampa Bay, the team he played for from 2006-12.Indians: Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber goes for his career-high 19th win as Cleveland begins its final road trip. Hes 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA against the Tigers this season. Cheap Bengals Jerseys Hoodies . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. 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Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. SAN FRANCISCO -- Donning fresh postseason victory gear, the Chicago Cubs gathered on the mound and posed for a group photo. They jumped up and down, saluted the fans cheering Cub-bies! behind the visiting dugout and then took the party inside.Step one in their October quest? Check.Yet every one of manager Joe Maddons men recognizes the task ahead. The club with baseballs best regular-season record at 103-58 is being counted on to end a 108-year championship drought and all the pent-up frustration in the Windy City.Chicago is headed back to the NL Championship Series for a second straight year, eager to erase the memory of a four-game sweep to the New York Mets a season ago. Once Matt Moores stellar night was complete for San Francisco, the Cubs rallied with a four-run ninth in a 6-5 victory Tuesday that eliminated the Giants in Game 4 of their NL Division Series.The same Giants who had won the World Series in every even year this decade -- 2010, 12 and 14 -- and had succeeded in 10 straight postseason games when facing elimination.This is a special group, Maddon said. Its pretty easy when you want to have kids act like kids. Listen, but you see them on the field, they play. We play hard. I think we play it right.Blue-clad loyalists stuck around the ballpark long after the final out, cheering and singing for the team favored to win the World Series from the start. The fans waited about an hour before finally heading for the exits.Now, the Cubs go home to wait out Thursdays Game 5 of the Dodgers-Nationals series and have a couple of days to rest their legs before Saturdays NLCS opener.Maddon will likely hand the ball to veteran left-hander Jon Lester in Game 1 at Wrigley Field because he wasnt needed in a potential Game 5.Chicago hasnt been to the World Series since 1945, the year Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis suppposedly placed his hex on North Siders.ddddddddddddo pressure, certainly not with this group that declines to feed the superstition chatter. No goat fear here, not with a roster packing the talent and the pluck to navigate the nerviest late-game situation.Nobody really cares in there about a curse or a goat or anything else, Lester said. If we make a mistake, were not going to blame it on a curse or anything else like that. Were going to blame it on ourselves and be accountable for it and move on to the next play or the next moment.We got too many young guys in there that dont even know what that stuff is, he added. So, its almost better to play naive and just go out and worry about us, worry about the Cubs and not anything else in the past or, like I said, any animals.In the ninth, Javier Baez hit a go-ahead single after pinch hitter Willson Contreras tied it with a two-run single. Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman closed it out, rebounding after his blown save Monday cost Chicago in a 13-inning 6-5 loss.Since day one, we came to play hard, Baez said.Maddon and many others have spoken of the Cubs commitment to playing all 27 outs. That resolve has become a defining characteristic for the players hoping to show Wrigleyville a party for the ages.This is big. This is really big. Anytime you do that with a group, it just does a lot for that particular groups confidence, said outfielder Ben Zobrist, who won a title with Kansas City last year. Every group has to kind of find that identity. We did it during the season, but you still have to find that identity in the postseason as well.It proved to be true that thats the kind of team we have. Tonight we were able to put a good comeback together. Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '

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