Indians Send Yankees Home

Cleveland to face Boston in ALCS; Torre likely to be axed
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2007 3:45 AM CDT
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre walks back to the bench after a trip to the mound in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game 4 of an American League Division Series baseball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Cleveland Indians took Game 4 of the ALDS, defeating the Yankees 6-4 last night to advance to the ALCS, reports the AP. While the Indians have their eye on their first World Series title since 1948, questions consume the Bronx: Will Joe Torre get the ax? Can the Yanks afford to keep their free agents? And where was Alex Rodriguez throughout this series?

Despite their disappointment, Torre's team is rallying around him. "I love Mr. T," proclaimed Derek Jeter. Jorge Posada claimed the poor post-season showing was "not his fault." Mariano Rivera isn't sure he would want to play for another manager, and Andy Pettitte wants Torre to manage the Yankees "forever."