A Look Back At The Week Ahead; October 7 to October 9

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

We wrap up the season long narrative on the Indians regular season results in historical context.

October 7

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

6

2

0

.750

Home

1

1

0

.500

Road

5

1

0

.833

Double Headers

1

0

1

-

Friday

2

0

0

1.000

Saturday

1

2

0

.333

Sunday

3

0

0

1.000

Browns

1

0

0

1.000

White Sox

2

1

0

.667

Tigers

2

1

0

.667

Blue Jays

1

0

0

1.000

This date has been very favorable, albeit in only eight games. There has only been one game since 1923, a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays in 2001. CC Sabathia started the season finale against Brandon Lyon. The Jays plated one in the second on a Chris Latham walk, stolen base and Felipe Lopez single. Russell Branyan tied it with a solo shot in the fifth. They also took the lead that inning on a Milton Bradley double and Eddie Taubensee single. The Tribe got an insurance run in the eighth. Jolbert Cabrera was safe on a Homer Bush error, taking second. He later stole third and scored on a Karim Garcia fly ball. Jake Westbrook took over for Sabathia in the sixth. The Jays got one back in the eighth off him on three singles by Cesar Itzuris, Vernon Wells and Bush. Rich Rodriguez got the final out in the eighth and John Rocker got the save in the ninth after a single and a walk.

October 8

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

2

2

0

.500

Road

2

2

0

.500

Double Headers

0

0

1

-

Saturday

2

1

0

.667

Sunday

0

1

0

.000

Browns

1

0

0

1.000

White Sox

0

1

0

.000

Tigers

1

1

0

.500

The Tribe has only four games on this date, a doubleheader split in 1904 against the Tigers, a 2-0 shutout of the Browns in 1910 and a 10-4 loss to the White Sox in 1911. They have never played a home game this late in the regular season.

October 9

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

1

1

0

.500

Road

1

1

0

.500

Double Headers

0

0

1

-

Sunday

1

1

0

.500

Browns

1

1

0

.500

The last date on the regular season menu was a doubleheader back in 1910 against the St. Louis Browns. They lost the opener 5-4, but shut them out 3-0 in the nightcap.

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