Is that it for Cleveland?
Yeah, that's about it.
I hate to say that after a 14-inning, back-and-forth affair that could have gone either way, but at this point, the hole was too deep.
And the bummer part of it is that it came down to one managerial decision in the 7th inning. Danny Salazar had been throwin' heat all the way into the 8th inning. He just crossed the 100 pitch mark when Torii Hunter singled to center, and Miguel Cabrera coming to the plate. If you're Tito, do you let the rookie face him or not? Conventional wisdom says you pull him since he passed the century mark. But in game, he'd already gotten Miggy to strike out 3 times. 4 might be a crazy notion, but if he's handled the big guy all day, you can't yank him.
So he stayed, and Cabera drove the first pitch he saw into the stratosphere.
Don't dream it's over, Cleveland; the Wild Card is in reach. But the AL Central crown will once again reside at the CoPa.
Game 4 tonight.