By Tom Verducci
October 01, 2013
The Dodgers are hoping to ride Clayton Kershaw to their first World Series in 25 years.
Mark J. Terrill/AP

The Way Out: The bullpen is shaky. In the AL, only the Mariners and the Astros gave up more runs from the seventh through the ninth innings. The defense is below average. And as for that momentum? Well, there are no more cupcakes on the schedule. Cleveland has won one series against a winning team since the end of July. Overall they are 36-52 (.409) against winning teams, including 14-32 (.304) against playoff teams.

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