Give the Indians credit. They have added Ubaldo Jimenez, Kosuke Fukudome and now Jim Thome in an attempt to make a run at the AL Central title.
But can they do it? They entered the weekend 6 1/2 games behind the Tigers heading into the final month of the season.
On Wednesday, Cleveland lost 9-2 to Seattle and fell below .500 for the first time since April 3. The Indians were once 15 games over .500.
Last weekend, Cleveland trailed the Tigers by just 1 1/2 games.
"I still feel we've got a good streak left in us," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "The last week we just didn't pitch very well, and that has been our strength the whole season."
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Detroit's Austin Jackson has driven in a run from third with less than two outs in his past six opportunities.
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In 39 games since the All-Star break, the Royals' Billy Butler has 10 homers and 35 RBI.
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Chicago's Paul Konerko has been limited to DH duty lately after being hit in the knee with a pitch. That has forced Adam Dunn to play first base -- and remind everyone why he's a DH.
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang||5||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: B. Cecil||6|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||12||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||3|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||4||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||2|
|Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||5|
|San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup||7|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Milwaukee||1||Top 8th Inning|
|Miami||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|NY Yankees||4||Top 7th Inning|
|Oakland||5||Top 8th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Colorado||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Texas||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Milwaukee||83||4th Qtr 5:05|
|Orlando City||0||2nd Half 30:00|
|Toronto FC||0||1st Half 25:00|
|Seattle||0||1st Half 44:55|
|Vancouver FC||8:30 PM|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Sporting Kansas City||9:30 PM|