Girardi relaxed going into Game 5 of tumultuous series

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"See you in a few days".

Indians manager Terry Francona said that the club believes Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) will be available for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Wednesday. Especially after that dumpster fire of a Game 2, which will be remembered as the worst night of Joe Girardi's run as Yankees manager.

Asked what he needs to correct from his Game 2 performance, Kluber said, "Everything".

"There is no tomorrow and I have to do whatever's necessary to be in the line-up because I know that I can help this team win". Sabathia pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits and two earned runs.

The Yankees seemed to have that game in hand, leading 8-3 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning when home plate umpire Dan Iassogna ruled that the Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall was hit by a Chad Green pitch to load the bases.

Instead, Sabathia spoke calmly and optimistically. "I mean, all that matters (Wednesday) is that we get a win as a team". We battle to the end.

"I feel very good", he said. We're going to come out ready to play. At the time, it appeared his series - and maybe his season - were over, but Cleveland's cleanup hitter could be back for the decisive series finale. But you go through that during the course of the season, a lot of games. His '07 Sawx pulled out of a 3-1 hole to defeat the Indians.

The Indians, who lost at home to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings in Game 7 of last year's World Series, will try to avoid a similar disappointment Wednesday night.

Francona said he has four possible lineups for Wednesday's game. He recognized the possibility existed that the Yankees had gained a psychological advantage with their comeback.

"Momentum a lot of times depends on your starting pitching", Girardi said. "I don't see a ton of them, but I think it's outstanding and it's a little bit emotional, too". The Indians have the Yankees right where they want them - facing Corey Kluber on the mound at Progressive Field.

They might not win.

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