CLEVELAND — The master plan was for Trevor Bauer to be Cleveland’s secret weapon, the October surprise.
But that idea, and just about everything else the Indians tried, was tossed away.
Bauer’s two throwing errors in Monday’s seventh inning helped Houston rally for three runs, and the Astros overwhelmed the Indians 11-3 in Game 3 to complete a surprising sweep in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
After waiting months for a chance at redemption from blowing a 2-0 lead and losing to the New York Yankees in last year’s ALDS, the Indians fell flat in the fall once again.
Astros kick into extra gear for sweep of Indians
The Astros were in high gear in their sweep of the Indians in the ALDS, with pitching that was suffocating and hitting that was relentless. “Once we hit the postseason,” manager AJ Hinch said, “our guys really, really turned it on.”
October orbit: Astros advance with 11-3 win, sweep Indians
The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game
Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24934584/cleveland-indians-familiar-problems-spell-doom-playoffs
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