The Indians, like the Angels, are looking to build on their success this season.
After winning 90 games in 2016, they have won only 58 this year.
This season they will play with a vengeance and will try to get the ball into the bullpen as often as possible.
The bullpen, with Alex Anthopoulos and his staff, will make a lot of noise.
It will be a battle for that starting spot.
But it will be hard for the Indians to lose a guy like Jose Ramirez and a guy that will be available in the trade market.
The Angels have been a different team since they went 73-79 in 2014.
Their pitching staff is better, and they have the most recent World Series title on their resume.
But they are also missing some key players in the rotation, and this year, with their best hitter, Prince Fielder, out for the year with a torn Achilles, they will be looking for help in the bullpen.
In that case, the Angels will likely be looking to get a pitcher like Alex Cobb or Drew Storen in a trade.
But, even if they don’t do that, the Indians have a lot to play for this season, including a win over the Angels in Oakland on Thursday night.
The Indians will likely need some luck on Thursday, and a good performance from the Angels might help their cause.
Angels 2, Indians 1: The Angels are coming off a dominant victory against the Tigers, with the Angels leading the majors in runs scored and slugging percentage.
But this was an interesting one.
The Tigers hit a grand slam in the fourth inning off a guy named Carlos Gomez, and then hit a solo home run off a teammate named Brett Anderson, making it 3-2 in the top of the fifth.
The team had an 18-6 lead with one out in the bottom of the sixth.
After the Angels scored on the Tigers in the sixth, they scored five runs.
But the Tigers were in a groove and scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Albert Pujols in the seventh to tie it.
But that got them to 5-5 and they needed another run to get back in it.
This is not the type of game where you need a big swing to win, and the Angels were on a roll in the ninth inning.
After that, it was just a matter of getting more runs to the bullpen to try to slow the Tigers.
The offense started to take over the ninth, as the Angels got a run scored and four more runs scored in the same inning.
It looked like the offense had found its groove, and after the Angels hit a three-run homer off Andrew Heaney, they hit another two homers in the eighth to make it a six-run game.
But Justin Upton got the Tigers to 7-5, and he scored four runs and stole two bases.
Heaney and Austin Jackson combined for two hits, and Adam Dunn and Alex Gordon each had a double.
The game ended in a tie.
Angels 1, Indians 2: The Indians have had some struggles in recent weeks.
The last time they won six straight games in Cleveland was March 9.
They lost a one-game series to the Cubs on April 6 and lost four straight to the Yankees on April 9.
But in that span, they won three straight games, including three in a row against the Cardinals and Orioles.
They also won five straight games to start the season, going 13-3.
They have lost three straight in a stretch of four games or more.
The starting pitching has been good for a while.
The rotation has been solid, and it is still a little surprising to see the Indians in the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
The starters have allowed three runs or fewer in every game they have played.
The lineup has been strong, and while it will take some time for the offense to adjust to the pitching, the offense has started to play a big role in the run game.
If the offense continues to come together and get some wins, they could get to the World Series.
Indians 5, Angels 3: The offense has not been the issue in Anaheim.
But there have been problems this season in the outfield.
The Cardinals have been the worst team in the majors with a .323 batting average and .357 on-base percentage.
They are hitting only .238.
The Astros are the worst with a 108 OPS+ in just 32 games, and their defense is also bad.
The Dodgers have been in a slump of their own, and have a .400 batting average in 31 games, a .300 OBP and .314 OPS.
The Royals are the third-worst team in baseball with a 113 OPS+ and a .308 OBP.
They’ve been hitting only 22 home runs and slugting only .219.
This has been the first playoff series for the Angels and Indians this season because of injuries.
The two teams split their