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SBD/September 12, 2013/Franchises
Charmed City: Orioles Report Increases In Attendance, Merchandise, Ratings
Published September 12, 2013
TRIBAL QUEST: In Cleveland, Paul Hoynes notes Indians CF Michael Bourn with six home games left has "asked fans for some help." Bourn said, "We would like to be supported a little bit more if we could. We're two games out at the most (in the wild-card race). We're fighting for the second wild card." The Indians "drew 12,085 fans" for yesterday's afternoon game against the Royals. During the "just completed nine-game homestand in which the Indians went 5-4, they drew the two smallest September crowds ever (9,794 and 9,962) at Progressive Field." Their "biggest crowd was 21,453." The Indians started yesterday "ranked 13th in the AL in attendance at 1,426,120" and are "averaging 19,536 fans per home date." Only the Astros, who have already been eliminated, and the Rays "have drawn fewer fans in the AL" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 9/12).