The Indians season is coming to a disappointing close. Cleveland lost to the Yankees, 5-2, in Game Five of the ALDS at Progressive Field. Corey Kluber took the loss, getting lit up for three runs and two homers in three-and-two-thirds innings. Kluber has a 12.79 ERA in his two starts. Two runs in the fifth brought the Indians to within one, but two insurance runs for New York in the ninth was too much to overcome.
The Indians are ending up on the wrong side of history. With Cleveland's 5-2 loss in Game Five of the ALDS to the Yankees, they became the first team to be eliminated blowing a two-game lead in consecutive seasons. The Indians had a 2-0 advantage against New York before losing three consecutive games. They also had a 3-1 lead on the Cubs in the 2016 World Series. Cleveland went on to lose three in-a-row to fall to Chicago in seven games. The Indians haven't won a World Series since 1948.