Indians vs. Royals
Site: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
Schedule: Today, 8:10 p.m.; Saturday, 7:10 p.m.; Sunday, 2:10 p.m.
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Radio: WHBC-AM 1480, WQKT-FM 104.5, WAKR-AM 1590, WTAM-AM 1100, WJER-AM 1450.
Probable pitchers: Today, RHP Kyle Davies (7-14, 5.92) vs. LHP C.C. Sabathia (18-7, 3.19); Saturday, RHP Gil Meche (9-13, 3.69) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (6-9, 4.32); Sunday, LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-12, 5.64) vs. LHP Aaron Laffey (3-2, 4.87).
Notable: The Indians are 9-6 against the Royals this season, 46-23 against the Central Division. ... Kansas City won 2 of 3 in the first series between the clubs, but the Indians have won 2 of 3 in the last four series. ... Fausto Carmona, 3-0 against the Royals, will not pitch in this series. ... Sunday may be the final game for Royals slugger Mike Sweeney, who has a .313 average, 24 home runs and 92 RBIs in 450 career at-bats against Cleveland. His contract expires at the end of this season. ... Manager Buddy Bell is also leaving after Sunday. ... The Royals are 6-16 since Sept. 3 to fall back into last place in the Central Division. Kansas City was ahead of the White Sox from Aug. 22 to Sept. 16.
Up next: American League Division Series.