may not boast as many victories as their fellow American League divisional leaders http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-tanner-roark-jersey , but that doesn’t mean their confidence as they head for the postseason is lacking.The Indians have 88 victories heading into Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Although they are well off the pace for regular-season victories as others in their position after seeing their three-game winning streak snapped with a 5-4 loss on Tuesday, Cleveland may be well-suited for a lengthy postseason run just the same.“Our record, we might not have as many wins as what we had in previous years,” Indians general manager Mike Chernoff said, according the team’s official website. “But, it does feel like over the past several weeks, we’ve seen a lot of things come together in ways that we hadn’t seen for the majority of the season. So, we do feel like we’re sort of on an upward trajectory heading into the postseason.”Article continues below ...After surrendering a ninth-inning lead in Tuesday’s loss, the Indians will attempt to bounce back Wednesday behind Shane Bieber (10-5, 4.80 ERA. Bieber has dropped back-to-back decisions and is coming off a rough outing against the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 21 Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey , when he surrendered six runs and eight hits over just 4 2/3 innings while pitching in a relief effort. Bieber was scheduled to return to the starting rotation on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals but was bumped up a day to give Josh Tomlin another day of rest after he was needed in a relief appearance on Sunday.Bieber is 0-0 in one career start against the White Sox after he threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out eight earlier this season.The White Sox ended their three-game losing streak on Tuesday when Daniel Palka delivered a one-out, two run single that provided Chicago with a dramatic victory. After struggling to score runs, Chicago came up with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to bring an end to Cleveland’s winning streak. Yet as much excitement as victories like Tuesday’s generates, the White Sox continue to build for the future. On Tuesday, right fielder Avisail Garcia told reporters that he put off knee surgery for most of the season and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee next week.Garcia said that the procedure was “nothing major,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Manager Rick Renteria said the surgery just involved “cleaning (the knee) up” and that the surgery was not being done to make any major repairs.Garcia, who hit his career-best 19th home run in Tuesday’s victory, has been on the disabled list twice this season — both times for a strained knee.“Early in the season, opening day, I (felt) something in my knee Pat Tillman Jersey Limited ,” Garcia said, according to the Tribune. “I’ve been feeling something, something, something.”Jace Fry (2-2, 4.32) will make his first major league start for the White Sox on Wednesday. In 57 games this season, Fry has pitched 50 innings and will get his chance to demonstrate what he can do in a starting role. In 11 career relief appearances against the Indians, Fry is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas got to celebrate twice on Saturday.The St. Louis right-hander was all smiles early in the afternoon when his twins, Miles and Madelyn, were released from the hospital for the first time after being born prematurely a month ago.That good feeling continued hours later as Mikolas tossed six effective innings to push the St. Louis Cardinals into the second wild-card spot in the NL with a 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.“A special day,” Mikolas said.St. Louis moved a half-game ahead of Milwaukee and within four of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.The Cardinals Authentic Jared Goff Jersey , who are a half-game behind wild card-leading Philadelphia, have won 10 of their last 11 and captured their seventh straight series after winning the opener of the three-game set on Friday.“We’re surging and we’re dangerous,” Mikolas said. “This is the time of year to get hot.”The seven-series winning streak is the longest since the Cardinals won eight in a row from April 10-May 7, 2015.Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered for the Brewers, who have lost six of eight.Marcell Ozuna hit his 15th homer of the season in the second off Wade Miley (2-2).Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader added two-run hits as St. Louis improved to 21-10 under interim manager Mike Shildt, who took over after Mike Matheny was fired on July 14.When Shildt claimed the job, the Cardinals sat in fourth place in the wild-card standings, four games behind the second spot and 7 1/2 games behind first-place Chicago. They have made up plenty of ground in a relatively short amount of time.“This is nice,” Shildt said. “If we keep playing good baseball, the process will take care of itself.”Mikolas (13-3) gave up one run on five hits. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter in winning his fifth consecutive decision.He said he felt motivated by the progress made by his twins. His wife Jared Goff Jersey Elite , Lauren, gave birth last month, with Mikolas returning early from the All-Star festivities.“I think it’s good to keep those happy thoughts in your head while you’re pitching,” Mikolas said. “It’s nice to have my family healthy and happy.”Mikolas lowered his ERA to 2.80.Miley surrendered four runs on four hits over five innings. Three of the runs were unearned thanks to a missed third strike by catcher Erik Kratz that prolonged a three-run third inning.“It’s my fault,” Miley said. “I crossed (Kratz) up on the fastball with two outs. He put down cutter and I thought I saw fastball.”Tyler O’Neill broke a 1-all tie with a bloop single to right following the passed ball by Kratz, which would have ended the inning. Following a walk to Ozuna, DeJong hit a two-run single to push the lead to 4-1.DeJong had two hits and drove in three runs.“We can beat you in a lot of different ways,” DeJong said. “That’s something we’re figuring out.”St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter had a 35-game streak of reaching base snapped with an 0-for-4 performance.Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell was ejected in the first inning by home plate umpire Cory Blaser. Blaser had warned Miley for throwing inside to O’Neill. Mikolas hit Lorenzo Cain in the top of the first.Counsell came out to argue the warning and was ejected for the fourth time this season.The Brewers have lost four of five.“We’ve kind of got our tails kicked the last couple nights,” Miley said. “Not to put a lot of pressure on us, but we’ve got to play better baseball.”St. Louis infielder Kolten Wong was removed in the fourth inning with a bruised right elbow. He was hit by a pickoff attempt from Miley. Shildt says he is day-to-day.TRAINER’S ROOMBrewers: OF Ryan Braun missed his second straight game with a sore rib cage. He is listed as day-to-day.Cardinals: OF Jose Martinez was originally in the starting lineup Authentic Brandin Cooks Jersey , but was scratched 90 minutes before the game with right hip tightness. He was replaced by O’Neill. … RHP Carlos Martinez will make his second rehab appearance on Sunday for Double-A Springfield. Martinez, who was bothered by a right shoulder strain, threw two innings on Friday.UP NEXTRHP Jhoulys Chacin (12-4, 3.72) will face RHP John Gant (5-4, 3.74) in the final game of the three-game series on Sunday. The Brewers are 18-8 when Chacin starts. He is 0-2 with a 5.65 ERA in three career starts in St. Louis. Gant hit a two-run homer in his last outing, a 6-4 win over Washington on Tuesday.
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