Indians could be big spoilers down the stretch

Originally Published: September 2, 2008
By Jonah Keri | Special to ESPN.com

Heading into the long Labor Day weekend, the Cleveland Indians looked like world-beaters. They'd won 10 in a row, beating the Angels, then sweeping the Royals, Rangers and Tigers. With several contenders on their schedule in September, the Tribe looked set to be major spoilers in the American League pennant races.

Then they got swept by the worst team in the league.

That Seattle stinker notwithstanding, no team in baseball appears better positioned to play spoiler than the Indians. ...

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