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.
|San Diego||7:25 PM|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|LA Clippers||7:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||8:00 PM|
|Bluefield (VA)||6:00 PM|
|Coll of Charleston|
|Maryland||0||1st Half 19:40|
|Long Island||6:00 PM|
|Savannah State||7:00 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||8:00 PM|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|(5) Kentucky||0||1st Half 19:55|
|SE Missouri St|
|Texas Southern||7:00 PM|
|(16) Georgia||7:00 PM|
|(21) Iowa||7:00 PM|
|(17) Iowa State|
|Arkansas State||7:05 PM|
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