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Heading into 2018, Pluto Says the Indians Look Like a 90-Win Team

The Indians have a 1-0 series lead over the Cubs in the World Series
Amanda Rabinowitz
The Indians have a 1-0 series lead over the Cubs in the World Series

The Cleveland Indians open the season tonight against the Mariners in Seattle. After playoff appearances each of the last two seasons, including a trip to the World Series in 2016, fans are hoping for another run.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto has been watching spring training and said the team is healthy and looks determined.

"They’ll be the most dominant team in their division, the Central Division. But then you’re going to run into the Astros, you’re going to run into the Yankees (in the playoffs.) So that will be like the super powers collide."

Pluto estimates that after winning 94 games in 2016 and posting 104 wins last season, Cleveland should win at least 90 games this year. The home opener is April 6 against the Kansas City Royals.

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Mark has been a host, reporter and producer at several NPR member stations in Delaware, Alaska, Washington and Kansas. His reporting has taken him everywhere from remote islands in the Bering Sea to the tops of skyscrapers overlooking Puget Sound. He is a diehard college basketball fan who enjoys taking walks with his dog, Otis.