ET American League Wild Card Game in Cleveland. But there he stood, leaning against a wall outside the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field on Sunday, while inside the corks popped, champagne flew and the Indians celebrated their clinching of the AL's top Wild Card spot. Doesn't mean we don't follow it close. When the young right-hander took the mound at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio, for his first start of this season, staring down Double-A Binghamton's lineup, the path that led to this moment could not be foreseen.
While drenched in champagne in the wake of Sunday's 5-1 win over the Twins, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that rookie Danny Salazar will take the ball for the Tribe in Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game in Cleveland.