The only thing Jim Leyland has had to worry about since the Tigers arrived in Cleveland, is getting a sore hand from all the high-fives he is offering while his Tigers return to the dug-out after crossing the plate.
The Tigers had a game and a half lead over the Indians before starting this series at Progressive field, now that lead has grown to 3-1/2 games with 2 games left to play in the series. Detroit has out-scored the Indians by 12 runs in the first 2 games.
The Tigers will give Doug Fister the start this afternoon against the Indians Corey Kluber. Fister is 5-3 in his 12 starts against the Indians. The Tigers haven’t been kind to Indians pitching on this trip. If Kluber can’t stop the Tigers offense, the Indians will be in trouble once again.
Detroit could come away from this game with a 4-1/2 game lead in the A.L. Central. Leyland has to be pleased with what he is seeing from his team thus far. If the Tigers take both of the games left in Cleveland the Tigers will have a 7 game win streak in place. Two more than any other win streak this season.
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