Tribe avoids sweep

I know it’s only April 14, but tonight’s 8-6 win over the White Sox was big. The Central is going to be tight this year, with the Twins, Indians and White Sox likely battling atop the standings all summer. The Tribe was on the verge of starting the year 1-5 against the Sox, heading into a showdown Friday night with Cy Young winner Johan Santana in the first game of a weekend series against the Twins. Not exactly the way you want to kick off the season. Sure, there may not be a significant difference between 2-4 and 1-5 in the standings, but mentally there’s a huge difference between getting swept by a divisional rival and ending the series with a hard-fought win. Now let’s see how this young team responds to the Twins this weekend.

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