The Cleveland Indians will begin their postseason journey with a best-of-three series against the New York Yankees. Here’s what to know about the Bombers as the Tribe look to knock out the 27-time world champions.
Postseason baseball is back in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World. The Cleveland Indians will kick off their quest to break their 72-year world series title drought by hosting the New York Yankees in a best of three wild card series.
With the MLB expanding the postseason to eight teams per league and the second-place team from each division earning an automatic playoff bid, the Indians captured the fourth seed in the AL postseason after finishing second in the AL Central with a 35-25 record.
Meanwhile, the Yankees finished second in the AL East behind the Tampa Bay Rays as they posted a 33-27 record.
While the Yankees season did not go according to plan, they’re just one year removed from a 103 win 2019 campaign that saw them come within two wins of the World Series. They’ll also bring 11 former all-stars to Cleveland, the AL Batting Champion and MLB home run leader, making them a massive challenge for the Tribe.
Here’s everything Indians fans need to know about the 2020 New York Yankees and how Cleveland stacks up with the Bombers.