Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians, October 3, 2012: Fan Preview

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The last game of the Cleveland Indians' season always brings about sadness. Despite the fact the season was disappointing, frustrating, and not enjoyable at times, the fact fans now have to wait until spring training to see their beloved Tribe in action is even worse.

While both the Indians and Chicago White Sox were in first place at one point during the season, both teams look forward to nothing but end of the season meetings and some off time upon the conclusion of tonight's game. The realization that only 10 teams make the postseason despite a talented roster or size of payroll is a harsh reality for some. Come tomorrow, Cleveland is in the same position as the free-spending Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers--watching the postseason from home regardless of their superior roster.

For some, it may be the last game in a Cleveland Indians uniform as the team looks to make some major changes heading into next season. For those unknown players, it was a pleasure spending my summer with you.

The matchup:

The Cleveland Indians will take on the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field located in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

David Huff (3-0, 2.86 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against Chicago's Gavin Floyd (11-11, 4.47 ERA).

The standings:

Cleveland enters the game with a 68-93 record and in fourth place in the American League Central. They are 37-43 when playing at home and have won six of their last 10 games.

Chicago comes into the matchup with an 84-77 record and in second place in the American League Central. They are 39-41 when playing on the road and have won three of their last 10 games.

The series:

The season series is currently stands at 10-7 in favor of the White Sox.

Where to watch or listen:

In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.

Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).

The batting statistic leaders:

Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .288 batting average, Carlos Santana- 18 home runs, Carlos Santana- 76 runs batted in.

Chicago: Alex Rios- .304 batting average, Adam Dunn- 41 home runs, Adam Dunn- 96 runs batted in.

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Sources:

All statistics provided by MLB.com

Paul Rados is an avid Cleveland Indians fan and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados.

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