2013 American League Wild Card Game

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2013 American League Wild Card Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 0
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Team Manager Season
Tampa Bay Rays Joe Maddon 92–71, .564, 5.5 GB
Cleveland Indians Terry Francona 92–70, .568, 1 GB
Date: October 2, 2013
Venue: Progressive Field
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 43,579
Television: TBS
TV announcers: Brian Anderson, Joe Simpson, John Smoltz and David Aldridge
Radio: ESPN
Radio announcers: Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton
Umpires: Gerry Davis (crew chief), Ted Barrett, Mike Everitt, Greg Gibson, Phil Cuzzi, Brian Knight
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The 2013 American League Wild Card Game was a play-in game during Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2013 postseason played between the American League's (AL) two wild card teams, the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays (the latter winners of a one-game tie-breaker against the Texas Rangers).[1] It was held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 2, 2013. The Rays won by a 4–0 score and advanced to the AL Division Series to face the Boston Red Sox.[2][3][4][5] The game was televised on TBS.

The game[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 0
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
WP: Alex Cobb (1-0)   LP: Danny Salazar (0-1)
Home runs:
TB: Delmon Young (1)
CLE: None

Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb recorded 6 2/3 shutout innings and five strikeouts. Delmon Young led off the top of the third inning with a home run, Desmond Jennings hit a two-run double in the fourth, and Yunel Escobar had a one-run single in the ninth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game Preview". Baseball Reference. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rays-Indians Preview". ESPN. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alex Cobb guides Rays past Indians, into ALDS vs. Red Sox". ESPN. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Chastain, Bill (October 2, 2013). "Famous Rays deliver, topping Tribe in Wild Card". MLB.com. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Still Playing on Road, the Rays Send Another Team Home for Good". New York Times. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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