Tribe News & Notes October 1: October Baseball Edition #1

In Danny We Trust - David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Mission October continues. News from the Front below.

On the Field

Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers - September 30, 2013 | MLB.com TB Recap - Tribe opponent set - Tampa Bay is coming to Cleveland.

Today's Playoff Game

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates - October 1, 2013 | MLB.com Preview - Preview of today's NL Wild Card Game.

Tribe Notes

Terry Francona jokes Cleveland Indians stayed away from chicken and beer - ESPN - Of the many reasons the Indians won an AL wild-card spot with a stunning September surge, manager Terry Francona joked that it had nothing to do with his final days in Boston.

Cleveland Indians encouraging fans to 'Rock Your Red' for Wednesday's wild-card playoff game | cleveland.com - The Indians would like to see a sea of red at Progressive Field on Wednesday for the AL wild-card game.

Cleveland Indians finally get the big payoff in the Ubaldo Jimenez deal: Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - When the Indians needed him the most, Ubaldo Jimenez was at his best for the Tribe this season -- a look back at the deal that brought him to Cleveland.

Marla Ridenour: Indians manager Terry Francona made for playoffs’ big stage - News - Ohio

Indians turn to 23-year-old rookie for most important start of the season | For The Win - Luckily for them, Danny Salazar is good.

Verlander, Ramirez among big name X-factors for each postseason team | The Strike Zone - SI.com - Salazar is Cleveland X factor.

Manager Watch

Minnesota Twins' Ron Gardenhire gets two-year deal - TwinCities.com - Twins baseball will continue to be Twins baseball.

Dale Sveum fired after two seasons as Cubs manager | The Strike Zone - SI.com - Managers are hired to be fired. Sveum had little chance with rebuilding Cubs.

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