Guardians make name for themselves with surprise 2022 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Guardians made somewhat a name for themselves this season — from outcasts to October contenders.

With questions scattered around the roster out of spring coaching, they were not meant to win the AL Central in a runaway. They were not picked to brush Tampa Bay within the wild-card spherical. They indubitably were not anticipated to push the New York Yankees to the restrict ahead of working out of rallies.

But baseball’s youngest workforce — 17 avid gamers made their main league debuts in 2022 — grew up a lot sooner than any person anticipated, and in doing so, the Guardians reconnected with a Cleveland fan base nonetheless dressed in its Indians equipment.

“We can definitely build from this,” rookie outfielder Steven Kwan mentioned Tuesday evening in a somber clubhouse within Yankee Stadium, nonetheless rumbling from the house workforce’s 5-1 win to advance to the AL Championship Series.

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