Sunday was September 11th, the 15th anniversary of the horrible disaster. But for some, it was just another day of work. This is especially true for sports players. Sunday was the season opener for most NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns. Although losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 29-10, there was no shortage of heartache, excitement, and trivial moments.
The game began with an opening drive by Philadelphia which resulted in a touchdown. Cleveland managed to score a touchdown, accompanied by two Eagles field goals before halftime. Upon returning for the second half, the first drive was met with a snap about three feet over the head of quarterback Robert Griffin III, resulting in a safety. It was all down hill from there for the Browns. They went on to lose the game, heading into this coming Sunday’s home opener against the Ravens, with a 0-1 record.
The Cleveland Indians were in full swing, literally, as they played against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The Tribe won that game, and the series with a score of 7-1. Corey Kluber was the winning pitcher, starting off the game by striking out the Twins’ big bat as of late, Brian Dozier. The only run that managed to score from the Twins was off an error.
The bats were very much alive for the Tribe, as the scoring started off with a 3-run Home Run by designated hitter Carlos Santana, in which the ball left the stadium. Another big hit came from catcher Roberto Perez, as he legged out a triple off Twins reliever Trevor May. Sunday’s win, along with a Detroit loss, puts the Indians seven games ahead in the Central Division, dropping the “magic number” to 14.
Update: Robert Griffin III has been placed on Injured Reserve for the Cleveland Browns due to a shoulder injury sustained in the 4th quarter on Sunday. He may miss a substantial amount of time. No word on any exact dates.