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    This story is part of ESPN The Magazines Oct. Jarvis Landry Jersey . 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!Cleveland IndiansOverall: 21 Title track: 88 Ownership: 67 Coaching: 14 Players: 30 Fan relations: 38 Affordability: 16 Stadium experience: 18 Bang for the buck: 9 Change from last year: +40Dont let those hapless Browns fool you. Cleveland is the city of winners! LeBron up and left Miami to come home, then he upended the Warriors a year later to claim the citys first title in 52 years. Now, the Indians have caught on, claiming 94 wins this season (their highest total in nine years), and with seven wins in the playoffs already, they have surpassed their total number of playoff victories over the previous 14 years. In return, fans have caught Indians fever. Cleveland skyrocketed up our rankings and improved by an average of 29.3 spots in each category. You might just say they believe in this land.Whats goodThose 94 wins go down easy -- and 94 wins, with a side of fan-friendly prices, hit the spot. Clevelands highest slot this year (ironically, the lone category in which the Indians did not jump by double digits) is its top-10 turnout in bang for the buck. A night out at Progressive Field ran fans $39.61, 22 percent lower than league average and the cheapest game-going experience among all six 90-win MLB clubs this fall. (Its also $44.85 less than the cost of going to a Red Sox game ... you know, that team the Indians so casually swept aside this October.) Cleveland rocks!Whats badIts no 108-year drought, but 68? That aint great. Most Cleveland fans are too young to remember -- or werent even born to witness -- the Indians 1948 World Series title. Since that Fall Classic, Cleveland has missed the playoffs 58 times (with just 10 postseason berths mixed in), a prolonged period of doom that has brought, well, gloom from fans when it comes to their title track assessments. The Tribe check in at No. 88 this year, sixth-worst in the league. Still, that 88 is a 26-slot improvement over last year and the teams highest ranking since 2008.Whats newJust one team in the bottom half of MLBs payroll made the 2016 playoff cut: your Cleveland Indians. Even with a rash of injuries that would have TKOd most clubs -- outfielder Michael Brantley missed all but 11 games, catcher Yan Gomes sat out half the season and starting pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar were lost for the postseason -- the Tribe have soldiered on. We dont mind if we have to play the underdog, second baseman Jason Kipnis said in early October. We dont mind if we have to take people by surprise. We know what kind of team weve got here and the kind of organization we have here, and were pretty happy with whats going on. Well, fans agree. Cleveland vaulted 54 spots in players this year, cracking the top 30 overall and the top seven in baseball.Next: Washington Nationals?| Full rankings Brandon Doughty Jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. Charles Harris Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. SEATTLE -- James Paxton had maybe the best start of his young career Sunday. In even better news for the Seattle Mariners, hes doing well after taking a line drive off his pitching arm.Paxton took a four-hitter into the ninth inning before he was forced from the game by the line drive, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 to sweep the three-game series.X-rays on Paxton were negative, and the left-hander has just a contusion on his left elbow. Hes listed as day-to-day.Paxton, whose dominant day included striking out Mike Trout four times, was on the verge of his first career complete game when he was struck with one out in the ninth by the line drive from Andrelton Simmons, who reached on the infield single.I just feel sick to my stomach for him and everybody involved, to pitch the ballgame he did, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. It was an opportunity for him to try to close it out. I thought his stuff was great and I felt good about having him out there in the ninth inning.Mike Freeman, making his Mariners debut after being called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, had his first two major league hits, including an RBI single to cap the decisive three-run fourth inning.Tom Wilhelmsen got the final two outs for his first save since Oct. 4, 2015. Paxton struck out six with one walk in a career-high 8 1/3 innings.Its awful, clearly, Wilhelmsen said. He was throwing a gem and did everything he did to really help a taxing bullpen right now. He just did a tremendous job and youd like to see him finish that off. A laser beam like that off any part of your body, let alone your throwing arm, is really scary.Matt Shoemaker (6-12) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, striking out three, but hitting three batters.Seattle erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning, although the Angels prevented a bigger inning with two stellar defensive plays.Seth Smith, Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz opened with consecutive singles for the first run. After Adam Lind was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Trout prevented a grand slam with a leaping catch above the center-field wall on Leonys Martins sacrifice fly that made it 2-1.Mike Zunino then bounced to shortstop Simmons, who threw out Cruz at home. Freeman, who singled in his first at-bat in the third, followed with an RBI single.Paxton had good stuff and pitched a strong game. Shoe had his back up against the wall, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Dan Marino Jersey. In the fourth inning we made some nice defensive plays to keep ourselves in, but those guys kept pressuring us and got the three runs.Freeman, who had played in four games at Tacoma after being acquired from Arizona on waivers on Monday, was 0 for 9 with two walks in 11 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks.Obviously, there was nerves, said Freeman, who did not yet have a nameplate above his locker. I feel nervous pretty much before any game, but just to be back in the big leagues, a lot of excitement.The Angels pushed across an unearned run in the third after shortstop Sean OMalley booted Shane Robinsons one-out chopper. Robinson came around on singles by Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols.Trout, celebrating his 25th birthday, struck out four times for the fourth time in his career. The last was Sept. 7, 2014, also against Paxton.I cant pick his stuff up. I dont know. It was just one of those days, Trout said. Just not picking it up, not getting my foot down.CANOS STREAK ENDSSeattle 2B Robinson Cano was given the day off, ending his consecutive games started streak at 167, the longest in the majors.TRAINING ROOMAngels: 3B Yunel Escobar, who injured his left knee on the final play Saturday, was scratched Sunday from the leadoff spot after the knee bothered him during pregame warm-ups.Mariners: SS Ketel Marte, on the 15-day DL with mononucleosis, was scheduled to play again Sunday night with Triple-A Tacoma. Im hopeful we get him before we go on the road trip, Servais said, referring to the three-game series at Oakland that begins Friday. ... RHP Nick Vincent was activated off the 15-day DL (mid-back strain). Vincent is 2/3 with a 3.47 ERA and one save in 35 games with Seattle. He made one rehab appearance with Class A Short-Season Everett, striking out three in one scoreless inning. ... INF Luis Sardinas and RHP Cody Martin were optioned to Tacoma.UP NEXTAngels: After a day off Monday, Los Angeles heads to Chicago for a two-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In two career starts against the Cubs, RHP Jered Weaver (8-8, 5.11) has allowed just one earned run in 13 innings.Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7, 3.99 ERA) opens the three-game series against Detroit on Monday, the final set of a 10-game homestand. Iwakuma is 11-3 in his last 14 starts. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Jerseys From China ' ' '