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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians, who may have already delivered the knockout punch to the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central Division race, go for the series sweep on Sunday as the two teams meet in the final game of their three game series. Brett Howden Jersey .Cleveland won the first game Friday 11-4, and prevailed Saturday in a tense 1-0 victory in 10 innings. It was a somewhat bizarre win in that Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was knocked out of the game after two pitches after he was hit by a line drive and suffered a season-ending broken hand.Carrascos quick exit meant a heavy work day for the Cleveland bullpen, and the relievers responded. Eight Indians relievers combined to pitch 10 scoreless innings on three hits.It was a bittersweet win for the Indians, however, because of the loss of Carrasco. Cleveland was already down one starter as Danny Salazar is out for the remainder of the year because of a strained right forearm. So Clevelands once-vaunted rotation is down to Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, and three question marks.It hurts, said Manager Terry Francona of the loss of Carrasco. It will make this more challenging, but when we do it, it will feel that much better when we do. Well figure it out.Nothing has been finalized yet, but the loss of Salazar and Carrasco probably means that Josh Tomlin and rookie Mike Clevinger return to the rotation. Tomlin started the season in the rotation but pitched so poorly in August that he was moved to the bullpen. Clevinger was 11-1 as a starter at Triple-A Columbus prior to his mid-season recall, but has pitched mostly in the bullpen.Well look at things and see how we can piece it together, Francona said. The good news is we think we can.The bad news for the Tigers is they have to play the Indians again Sunday. Detroit is 1-13 versus Cleveland this season, a big reason why they trail the Indians by eight games in the Central.We have to find a way to score, obviously, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. We only got one guy past second base in the whole game (Saturday). I felt like we could have been a little better, but it wasnt from a lack of effort.Sundays pitching matchup will be Bauer (11-7, 4.06 ERA) for the Indians and Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.81) for the Tigers.Bauer has made two appearances against the Tigers this year, once as a starter and once as a reliever. He is 2-0 with a 5.00 ERA. In nine career appearances (eight starts) against Detroit, he is 4-2 with a 6.55 ERA.Norris has started one game against Cleveland this year, pitching two innings and giving up two runs on three hits. In two career appearances versus the Indians, Norris has no record and a 3.60 ERA. Vladislav Namestnikov Jersey .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. 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BEREA, Ohio -- Three months later, Robert Griffin III is starting anew with the Browns.RG3 wants to make the wait worth it.Its all about being in the right situation at the right time, he said Thursday.Griffin, who didnt make it out of Clevelands season opener without getting hurt, will make his second start on Sunday when the 0-12 Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals.Griffin hasnt played since breaking a bone in his left shoulder in the Sept. 11 season opener at Philadelphia, an injury that only strengthened the argument that hes brittle and set the stage for the worst stretch in Browns history.But after showing coach Hue Jackson in practice that hes healthy and ready, Griffin will make just his second start since 2014.Its another chance to show doubters that hes durable and perhaps the beginning of a four-game audition to prove to the Browns that he can be their long-term answer at quarterback.My job is to go out there and make them believe that, he said. Every single day that you come into the building, you have to show the coaches, show the organization youre going to do what it takes to be that guy.That doesnt change just because they name you the starter or just because youre playing. Its an everyday thing. Not just a Sunday thing.Thats always been my focus is to come in here and show my teammates that I can do this for them. If we all do our job equally, we can go out there and win football games and thats the bottom line.In a season thats been a straight line drop, the Browns have come full circle with Griffin, who signed with the team in March hoping to revive his career after being released by Washington.Jackson held off until Wednesday night before telling Griffin he would start. Its the sixth quarterback change this season for the rebuilding Browns, who have been overrun by injuries. Jackson watched and re-watched practice film before settling on Griffin, who will be backed up Sunday by rookie Cody Kessler.He gives us a chance to win, Jackson said, adding that he needs a larger sampling size on Griffin before making any judgments about him for the future. Im not expecting for everything to go perrfect. Callan Foote Jersey. You dont want to put that kind of pressure on anybody. Again, its his second game in a little over maybe two years. So hopefully it will go right. But if it doesnt thats OK, too.We all understand the situation that hes in and that hes facing. But I think hes up to the challenge.In his debut for the Browns, Griffin completed 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards and an interception. He got hurt in the fourth quarter when he was hit while trying to run out of bounds, taking an unnecessary hit near the sideline.But after knocking off some rust, Griffin made good throws in practice and showed enough of a grasp of the offense for Jackson to bring him back.Jacksons counting on Griffin to play without fear.That is what I have seen in practice, he said. I wanted to really evaluate it all because sometimes, guys tell you they can do that, but they will not do that. We wont really know until Sunday, but I think what I have seen in practice is a guy who is ready to play. We will put him out there and go from there.Griffin wore a No Pressure, No Diamonds hooded sweatshirt when he met with reporters. Its a motto he first adopted while winning the Heisman Trophy at Baylor, where the Bears turned around their program and its a mantra he lives by now.Its nothing that I force on anybody, but it speaks volumes to what were going through here, too, he said. Were trying to change the culture and we want to get late in the season, and then next year to have an opportunity to make a run for a championship.Jackson said Griffin needs to show the Browns he can make it through a grind through a 16-game season. The 26-year-old has missed time with knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.The most important thing about that position is availability, Jackson said. And I think he gets that. It (the shoulder injury was) unfortunate. We cant change that. All he can do is play now and show what he can do for this team and for all of us.---For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' ' 
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