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 - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||1|
|Colorado - LP: Y. Flande||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: Y. Darvish||4|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer||7|
|Pittsburgh||5||Bottom 9th Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|