To say the 2013 season for the Cleveland Indians was a roller coaster might be an understatement. In the matter of one season, the Cleveland Indians went from a team that lost 94 games in 2012 to a team that won 92 in '13.
Inside those 92 wins was an eight-game losing streak that many thought would keep the Indians out of the postseason. They then went on to win their final 10 games to advance to the American League Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The ride has now come to a stop.
Cleveland Indians’ Michael Bourn grimaces after striking out against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb in the third inning of the AL Wild Card game Wednesday in Cleveland.
The Indians fell to the Rays, 4-0, in front of 43,579 at Progressive Field Tuesday night. The Rays now advance to take on the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, beginning Friday.
The Rays got on the board in the third inning with a Delmon Young solo home run. Tampa Bay added two more runs in the fourth and another in the ninth to seal the win.
The Indians, though getting nine hits compared to Tampa Bay's eight, could not get the big hit at the right time. The Indians stranded nine base runners, including bases loaded in the fourth.
The Indians finish the season with a 92-71 record.