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NEW YORK -- A pair of teams adjusting to unusual late-season roles will face off Sunday afternoon when the New York Yankees host the Cleveland Indians in the finale of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping .The Indians evened the series Saturday, when right-hander Corey Kluber threw eight solid innings in a 5-2 victory. Klubers performance stopped a skid for Cleveland starters, who posted a 15.58 ERA in the previous five games -- four of which the Tribe lost.The Indians (62-46) are two games ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Cleveland is in first place this late in a season for the first time since 2007, the last time the franchise won a division title, but manager Terry Francona said hes not worried about the pressure wearing on his club.When there are outside expectations -- we havent really had that here -- the way to combat that is the expectations in our clubhouse, Francona said. We expect a lot of ourselves. So when you prepare and play the game right, that takes away all the anxiety from the outside.The guys that have been through it know how much fun it is to be in a pennant race. And the guys that havent will learn how much fun it is.No team is more accustomed to the fun of a pennant race than the Yankees, who reached the postseason in 18 of the previous 21 seasons. But New York began rebuilding at the trade deadline last month, when it dealt away pitchers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller and outfielder Carlos Beltran in exchange for 11 players, mostly young prospects.Still, just because they are looking toward the future doesnt mean the Yankees (55-55) are giving up on the present. They have scored 32 runs since losing Beltran, who led New York in all three Triple Crown categories.Obviously we miss him, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Beltran. But weve actually had some pretty good run outputs in the six games since hes been gone.The Yankees are six games behind Detroit in the race for the ALs second wild card.We still believe that we have a shot, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Were still playing to get in.Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (7-4, 3.40 ERA) and Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 3.12) look to bounce back from rough starts when they take the mound Sunday afternoon.Tanaka took the loss Tuesday, when he gave up seven runs (six earned) over 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees fell to the New York Mets 7-1. The runs allowed and earned runs allowed each tied season highs for Tanaka, who hasnt won in his last three starts.Carrasco also took the defeat Tuesday, when he gave up a career-high eight runs in a 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. He hadnt allowed more than six runs in a start since July 6, 2013. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka. His first stop after the layoff is the clay in Rio as he tests the back and tries to stay healthy for the French Open in three months. Jerseys NFL Cheap . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. http://www.cheapauthenticstitchednfljerseys.com/ . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation. SAN DIEGO -- Homer Bailey completed his long road back to the majors with his first victory in nearly two years.Bailey threw 5 2/3 solid innings in his first start this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 3-2.Bailey (1-0) returned from forearm and elbow surgeries and allowed two runs, four hits and three walks. He retired 14 consecutive batters during one stretch and had six strikeouts. Injuries limited Bailey to just two starts last season.The most satisfying part of his outing?The Reds winning, said Bailey, victorious for the first time since Aug. 7, 2014.He was really crisp, Reds manager Bryan Price said. They got to him a little in the first inning but the next four innings he was really locked in, making quality pitches with his fastball and slider. I couldnt be happier after his first start.The Reds took the three-game series and completed their first winning road trip (4-2) since 2014. Despite being in the NL Central cellar, Cincinnati has won five straight series and six of their past seven.That feels good and it doesnt matter where you are in the standings, Price said.Tony Cingrani worked the ninth for his 13th save in 18 chances.But Sunday belonged to Bailey.The most gratifying thing was walking out there and seeing some very familiar faces ... all the guys, Bailey said. It was great to be back out there with your teammates. Ive been watching them for about a year and a half and wanting to be out there and to see those guys. Well, they have always had my back.Paul Clemens (1-2) made his second start with the Padres but was forced to exit after 4 2/3 innings because of a sore back. Clemens, a June waiver pickup from the Marlins, was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk. He tied a career high with five strikeouts.I dont see myself missing any time, Clemens said. Im not here to be hurt.The Padres loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, but reliever Michael Lorenzen fanned Jabari Blash and Christian Bethanccourt flied out. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. The Padres closed the gap to 3-2 in the sixth, Baileys most stressful inning, when Alexi Amaristas one-out single preceded three straight walks. Amarista was thrown out trying to score on a wild pitch.After the third walk to Blash, a disappointed Bailey let his guard down and Wil Myers swiped home without a throw. Bailey was then lifted after 89 pitches.I saw that (Bailey) would turn his back on a lot of close calls, Myers said. And I knew that if he walked (Blash) that he might turn his back again.Blake Wood relieved Bailey and retired Bethancourt looking to end the threat.The Reds took a 2-1 edge in the second, thanks to some power from an unlikely source.Eugenio Suarez singled and Jose Peraza followed with a home run into the second deck of the Western Metal Supply Co., building. The 424-foot shot was Perazas first of his career.Peraza had been working on using the middle of the field, but during Sundays voluntary batting practice he was lining the ball to left. Still, when he produced his majestic home run, Price was surprised.I couldnt believe it was Peraza hitting the ball to left field like that, Price said.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: RHP Erik Johnson (right elbow) is expected to miss the rest of the season. While hoping to avoid surgery, his rehabilitation will linger into the offseason.UP NEXTReds: RHP Dan Straily (6-6, 3.84) will make his first career start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Straily has produced quality starts in each of his last five appearances. He leads the Reds in innings pitched (122), strikeouts (97) and quality starts (12).Padres: RHP Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.95) will make his debut with the Padres against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. 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