Indians End Final Road Trip of Regular Season Topping Mariners 4-2; Three Takeaways From the Win

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The Indians wrapped up the away portion of their 2017 schedule on Sunday, topping the Seattle Mariners behind another solid outing by Corey Kluber 4-2.

The Tribe ends the road part of their slate at 53-28, which will go down as the best in baseball for any team this season.

There's six games left, and the Indians remain ahead of the Astros for the top spot in the American League, but behind the Dodgers for the best record in baseball.

Here's today's three takeaways from another solid outing, as the Indians rebound to win two of three against the Mariners after sweeping the Angels.

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3. Classic Kluber

Corey Kluber once again was very good, winning his American League leading 18th game of the season as he threw seven solid innings allowing two runs.

The line on Kluber went as followed - 7 innnings, two runs, six hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts. It was his 15th start this season with at least 10 strikeouts.

He's got one more start before the postseason, set for Thursday against the Twins at Progressive Field. You have to feel great about the Indians 1-2-3 of pitching of Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer as the postseason gets ready to start in a week from Thursday.

Every World Series contender needs an ace, and the Indians have one of the, if not the best, in Kluber.

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2. Jose All Day

In this huge streak of winning the Indians always seem to get a big hit from someone, and Sunday was no different as Jose Ramirez came through big and they needed it.

Jose's solo homer broke a 2-2 tie, and it was the big hit the team needed after the M's tied the game at two. The homer for Ramirez was his 29th, and he was 2-for-4 on the afternoon.

The Tribe's candidate for MVP is now hitting .317 on the season, and his slugging percentage is now at .583.

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1. Wrapping Up at Home

The Indians get a well deserved off day after a 5-1 road trip with the only loss on Friday against the Mariners. After the off day they will get six games at home to wrap up the regular season, three each with the Twins and White Sox.

The team has to win just two of their final six to get to 100 wins, and while they are still keeping the Astros off their trail for the top spot in the American League, they need to keep winning and have the Dodgers lose a couple for the best spot in baseball.

You'll get another round through the rotation which is good, and it will be interesting as the Twins have a LOT to play for as they are trying to stick around for a wild card spot, and the White Sox have been out of the running for some time.

It's going to be a fun six days, the Indians still have a lot to play for, and with the nice weather this week it would be great to see a lot of fans at Progressive Field starting Tuesday.