Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field

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

Heritage Park in center field contains plaques commemorating Indians greats.

Heritage Park in center field contains plaques commemorating Indians greats.

Duane Wrye, a man who attended his first Indians game in 1964, came to Sunday's game to celebrate his 88th birthday.

Duane Wrye, a man who attended his first Indians game in 1964, came to Sunday's game to celebrate his 88th birthday.

Right before the game, Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn met a student who participated in the High Achievers Kids Club program. 

Right before the game, Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn met a student who participated in the High Achievers Kids Club program. 

Neil, right, has been an usher for 27 years. 

Neil, right, has been an usher for 27 years. 

Usher Richard collects aluminum beer can tops from fans during the game. He collects hundreds of them per game and then donates them to the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Foundation. "I've been collecting tickets and everyone's situated so now I'm starting to collect can tops," he said.

Usher Richard collects aluminum beer can tops from fans during the game. He collects hundreds of them per game and then donates them to the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Foundation. "I've been collecting tickets and everyone's situated so now I'm starting to collect can tops," he said.

Rich Holland and his five-year-old son Nick look onto the field before the game. 

Rich Holland and his five-year-old son Nick look onto the field before the game. 

John Adams walks up the bleacher stairs with his bass drum to take his customary position in the top row. He's played that drum at more than 3000 games since 1973.

John Adams walks up the bleacher stairs with his bass drum to take his customary position in the top row. He's played that drum at more than 3000 games since 1973.

Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin warms up. 

Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin warms up. 

From left, Adrian and Jackson look out onto the street from the upper deck of the stadium.

From left, Adrian and Jackson look out onto the street from the upper deck of the stadium.

Don, left, and his son Reggie share a laugh during the game. During the top half of the fifth inning that lasted almost half an hour, Don said "Hey! My train leaves tomorrow!"

Don, left, and his son Reggie share a laugh during the game. During the top half of the fifth inning that lasted almost half an hour, Don said "Hey! My train leaves tomorrow!"

Emmet, right, and Dylan look on as the Indians score. 

Emmet, right, and Dylan look on as the Indians score. 

Tigers First Base coach Omar Vizquel walks off the field he called home for 11 seasons as a player. The day before this game, he was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame.

Tigers First Base coach Omar Vizquel walks off the field he called home for 11 seasons as a player. The day before this game, he was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame.