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Indians Sweep Detroit in Doubleheader

Jason Miller/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Cleveland Indians swept a doubleheader in Detroit on Saturday, closing to within 4 1/2 games of the division leading Tigers. The Indians (50-47) opened the day with a 6-2 win before downing Detroit (53-41) 5-2 in the nightcap.

Game One's story was the impressive pitching performance of Corey Kluber. The righty pitched into the ninth inning, striking out 10 batters. He came within one out of his second complete game before Bryan Shaw relieved him to finish things out.

The big offensive blow came in the fifth inning with three run-scoring hits to put Cleveland up 3-0. Another run came across in the sixth before the Indians tacked on two more in the ninth. 

Game Two was not so easy for the Indians, taking a tied game into the final inning of regulation. Chris Dickerson hit a pair of solo home runs to put Cleveland up 2-1 after six frames before Austin Jackson's RBI triple in the seventh tied things up.

The Indians then loaded the bases in the top of the ninth against Joe Nathan. Carlos Santana took advantage with a bases clearing double to right-center. Cody Allen finished things off in the bottom half for his 13th save.

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Rays Blank Indians, Advance to ALDS

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) --  Next stop, Boston.

Alex Cobb fired 6 2/3 innings of shut-out baseball as the Tampa Bay Rays blanked the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Wednesday night in the AL wild-card game.

After missing a large portion of the season recovering from a head injury, Cobb led the Rays to yet another must-win game on the road.

"Nobody wants to go home," Cobb said.

Delmon Young hit a home run in the third inning for the Rays, while Desmond Jennings added a two-run double in the fourth.  Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning to help slam the door on Cleveland's season.

Under first-year manager Terry Francona, the Indians went from 94 losses in 2012 to 92 wins this year.  They won their final 10 regular season games to make the postseason for the first time since 2007.

"It hurts. We didn't want to go home yet," Francona said.

The Rays advance to the ALDS to take on the Boston Red Sox, with game one set for Friday at Fenway Park.

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Indians Reward Catcher Carlos Santana With Five-Year Extension

Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians are taking the necessary steps to build a strong core of young players for the future. The team has given catcher Carlos Santana a five-year extension worth $21 million. The deal also includes a club option for 2017.

The recently turned 26-year old Santana has established himself as one of the better offensive catchers in Major League Baseball. He was acquired by the team in a trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for third baseman Casey Blake.

In his first full season at the Major League level, Santana hit .239 with 27 home runs and 79 runs batted in. He was just one of four players who hit 25 home runs with 35 doubles and 90 walks last season, joining Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, and Joey Votto.

Santana is the second player the Indians have given an extension to this season. The team recently signed shortstop Asdrubel Cabrera to a contract extension as well.

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