CHICAGO -- Back with his original big league team, Coco Crisp has become a serial hitter for the Cleveland Indians this October.Crisp came off the bench and singled home the only run in the seventh inning Friday night, giving the Indians a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs and a 2-1 lead in the World Series.With just two more wins, the Indians would take their first title since 1948.Ive been getting text messages, and my phones been blowing up, Crisp said . I dont think Ive had more than three or four text messages at a time after a game prior to the playoffs, and now its like 30, 40. Everybody is kind of saying it, `Two wins away! Two more!A son of boxer Loyce Sugar Crisp, Covelli Crisp was first given the nickname Coco by his younger sister Sheileah, who grew up to become a figure skater. When they were kids, she thought he resembled a cartoon character with big ears on the cover of a container of Cocoa Krispies cereal.He listed it as his childhood nickname on a questionnaire when he was at Double-A in 2002, and a teammate found out about it and told the ballpark public address announcer. Crisp was flustered, got a hit and decided he had been over-focusing, so he stuck with Coco, he told the MANjr website five years ago.Now Im stuck with the name that started off as a joke! he told the website. Its still kind of a joke, but Ive accepted it. Its cool now.Cleveland reacquired him from Oakland for depth on Aug. 31, a waiver deal completed just in time for Crisp to be eligible for the postseason with the Indians.The way things have turned out, hes become a key cog in their pursuit of a championship.Crisps two-run homer over Fenway Parks Green Monster in the sixth inning opened a three-run lead against Boston, and the Indians held on for a 4-3 win that completed a Division Series sweep. His fourth-inning solo shot drove in Clevelands final run in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against Toronto as the Indians won their first pennant since 1997.`Cleveland against the world. Thats kind of been the motto, he said. To be in this situation with the team that I broke in with is a very special feeling for me.Known for speed in his younger days, Crisp topped the AL with 49 steals in 2011. As his 37th birthday approaches Tuesday, the switch-hitter is far closer to the end of his career than the start.Originally drafted by St. Louis in 1999, he was acquired by Cleveland three years later, made his debut with the Indians in 2002 and played for Cleveland through 2005. He moved on to Boston (2006-08), Kansas City (2009) and Oakland (2010-16) but bristled when the Athletics limited his playing time this year, a move that denied him the plate appearances necessary for his $13 million 2017 option to become guaranteed.With the World Series tied 1-all and Game 3 scoreless, Crisp pinch hit for reliever Andrew Miller in the seventh inning with one out and runners at the corners. Cubs manager Joe Maddon decided to stay with Carl Edwards Jr. rather than bring in left-hander Mike Montgomery, a move that would have prompted Cleveland counterpart Terry Francona to replace Crisp with Brandon Guyer.We liked that matchup, Maddon said. You have to pick your poison right there. It just didnt work out.Crisp lined a 92 mph fastball from Edwards into short right field, sending pinch-runner Michael Martinez home from third.Went over the scouting report before I went up there, and I know he has some natural cut to his fastball, Crisp said. I was hoping to get the barrel to it, and I did. It cut in on me and I was fortunate enough that it was able to drop in front of the fielder.Francona was relieved.Hes done that all year, the manager said. We needed something, anything, just to put a run across.Jordan Luplow Indians Jersey .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Tyler Clippard Indians Jersey . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. https://www.cheapindiansonline.com/1158u-rick-sutcliffe-jersey-indians.html . 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That means that Marc Bartra will probably start again in the centre of the defence alongside Gerard Pique.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Dalvin Cook ran for 108 yards and Deondre Francois tied a season high with three touchdown passes to help No. 20 Florida State rout Boston College 45-7 on Friday night.Cook became only the second Seminoles back to go over 100 yards in 15 meetings against the Eagles and the first since Ricky Williams had 109 yards in 1980.The junior, who also had a touchdown on 18 carries, moved within 19 yards of breaking Warrick Dunns school career mark of 3,959 yards.Francois completed nine of his first 11 passes, and the Seminoles scored on their first two drives.A 6-yard scoring strike to Auden Tate marked the first time Florida State (7-4, 4-3 ACC, No. 18 CFP) has scored on its opening drive since Sept. 24 at South Florida. The freshman was 16 of 24 for 183 yards, but suffered a shoulder contusion late in the third quarter and did not return.Sean Maguire came in and added a pair of touchdowns. Tate, who had six receptions for 101 yards, had two touchdowns.Coach Jimbo Fisher said Francois injury wasnt major and that it is likely he would not miss any games.I love the way we came out and started the game. We were very efficient offensively, Fisher said. We got the lead and were able to play from ahead for once. It felt weird.The Eagles (4-6, 1-5) had three first downs on their first two drives before having nine straight three-and-outs. They averted a shutout with 3:21 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Richard Wilson.We werent able to movve the ball which caused our defense to stay on the field too long, Boston College coach Steve Addazio said.dddddddddddd We play a lot of good teams which will make us better in the long run. We just need to find a way to get momentum.POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida State dropped a spot after last Saturdays come-from-behind victory at North Carolina State, but it should go up a couple spots after its most convincing victory of the season.THE TAKEAWAYBoston College: This is the first time since 2003 the Eagles have faced three ranked teams in a season. Based on the results, they might be hoping it doesnt happen anytime soon. No. 3 Clemson, No. 5 Louisville and 20th-ranked FSU outscored the Eagles 153-24.Florida State: For once the Seminoles were able to get off to a fast start as it led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Going into the game, they had been outscored 31-3 in the first quarter in their past five games.UP NEXTBoston College: The Eagles step outside of conference play to host Connecticut. This will be the first meeting between the two Northeast schools since 2004.Florida State: The Seminoles close out the ACC portion of their schedule at Syracuse. They have won eight straight over the Orange.---More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy ' ' '
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