While the Cleveland skyline is not as big as those in other American cities with baseball teams, it looks good when framed by the left and center field concourses at Progressive Field. And while it would be too simplistic to say that the stadium wholly reflects the identity of the city, there are certain instances in which this appears true. For example, the stadium's modest and practical architecture could reflect Cleveland's blue-collar reputation. On the management side, the Indians are frugal with their personnel budgets. With the fifth-lowest payroll in baseball, the roster is not made up of big-name players. Yet, in 2013 they won 92 games to finish second behind the Tigers in the AL Central and made the playoffs. While they have underperformed this season, they still have a shot to win the division.
In this game, they faced the division-leading Detroit Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and kept it.
Final Score: Tigers 10, Indians 4