CLEVELAND -- While there wasn't much good news coming from across town at FirstEnergy Stadium: Home of the Cleveland Browns, the Gateway District had a "split decision" Saturday night.
The Cleveland Gladiators fell to the Arizona Rattlers 72-32 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.
The Rattlers are the second team in Arena Football League history to win three straight titles. It was also the Rattlers' fifth overall championship, tying them with the Tampa Bay Storm for the most in league history.
Rod Windsor paced the Rattlers receivers with seven catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite setting an AFL record with 17 regular-season victories, Cleveland's offense was out of sync, plagued by multiple drops, missed extra points, drive-stalling penalties and turnovers. Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin was 18 of 41 for 210 yards and three touchdowns and four interceptions.
But...rookie Jose Ramirez's ninth-inning single lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros.
Pinch-hitter Tyler Holt started the inning with a single off Jake Buchanan (1-3).
After Roberto Perez moved Holt to second with a sacrifice, Michael Bourn walked. Buchanan's wild pitch moved the runners to second and third before Ramirez lined a 3-2 pitch past third base for the win.
The Indians have 10 walk-off wins this season. Cody Allen (5-3) struck out two in a perfect ninth. Danny Salazar continued Cleveland's run of impressive starting pitching, allowing two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings.
The starters have posted a 1.85 ERA (15 earned runs in 73 innings) in 12 games since Aug. 9.