Sunday Insider: Central Intelligence

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.

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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
San Francisco 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
Seattle 0
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Indiana 73 FINAL
Los Angeles 77
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