What’s on Tap: Previewing Wednesday’s action

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The AL Central is starting to get interesting again. The Indians have lost six of their last nine games while the Tigers have won seven in a row. That means that the Indians, who led by 7.5 games as recently as July 20, now have only a three-game lead in the division.

The Indians have been hammered in back-to-back games against the Twins, losing 12-5 on Monday and 10-6 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Tigers’ offense has been red-hot, reaching double-digit runs in three of the last four games. And the Tigers haven’t done it against the dregs of the league; they swept the Red Sox and the Astros in back-to-back series.

On Wednesday evening, the Indians will send Trevor Bauer to the hill to try to stop the bleeding. He’ll square off against the Twins’ Tyler Duffey in a 7:10 PM EDT start.

The Tigers host the White Sox, with Michael Fulmer taking on Chris Sale in a 7:10 PM EDT start.

The rest of Wednesday’s action…

New York Mets (Steven Matz) @ New York Yankees (Chad Green), 7:05 PM EDT

San Francisco Giants (Johnny Cueto) @ Philadelphia Phillies (Phil Klein), 7:05 PM EDT

Texas Rangers (Cole Hamels) @ Baltimore Orioles (Kevin Gausman), 7:05 PM EDT

Kansas City Royals (Edinson Volquez) @ Tampa Bay Rays (Jake Odorizzi), 7:10 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Atlanta Braves (Rob Whalen), 7:10 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals (Michael Wacha) @ Cincinnati Reds (Cody Reed), 7:10 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays (Marco Estrada) @ Houston Astros (Collin McHugh), 8:10 PM EDT

Los Angeles Dodgers (Brock Stewart) @ Colorado Rockies (Tyler Anderson), 8:40 PM EDT

Oakland Athletics (Kendall Graveman) @ Los Angeles Angels (Jered Weaver), 10:05 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox (Rick Porcello) @ Seattle Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma), 10:10 PM EDT