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.
The rest of Wednesday’s action…
San Francisco Giants (Johnny Cueto) @ Philadelphia Phillies (Phil Klein), 7:05 PM EDT
Pittsburgh Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Atlanta Braves (Rob Whalen), 7:10 PM EDT
Los Angeles Dodgers (Brock Stewart) @ Colorado Rockies (Tyler Anderson), 8:40 PM EDT