The Red Sox won’t have their choice of opponent, but who would you like to see come into Fenway Park on Friday afternoon for Game 1 of the ALDS?
Here’s a look at the factors, with pros and cons from a Red Sox perspective.
Cleveland Indians 92-70, finished 1 GB of Detroit in AL Central
The Red Sox thoroughly dominated the Indians this season, going 6-1 and outscoring Cleveland 43-30.
The Indians’ record might be slightly inflated by the fact that they went 30-8 against the White Sox and Twins, two teams that fell just shy of losing 100 games each. Cleveland went 62-62 against he rest of the league.
Cleveland’s starting pitchers posted a 3.92 ERA, sixth-best in the AL. That’s far from bad, but it’s not as good as Tampa’s 3.81 ERA from starters.
The Indians are as hot as can be right now after posting a 21-6 record in September, ending the season on a 10-game winning streak "
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