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Indians beat Tigers, clinch AL Central (0:53)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Congrats to the Indians for clinching their first division title since 2007. They did it by dominating the second-place Tigers, beating them in 14 out of 16 games so far. They did with a stellar rotation, a bullpen with the best ERA in the AL, and an offense that is second in the AL in runs. The Indians left no doubt who the best team in the AL Central was.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Interesting decision by Terry Francona to remove Corey Kluber after four innings with a 4-2 lead. Kluber had thrown 60 pitches, so apparently the Indians had a strict limit, preserving a few pitches down the stretch so Kluber is as ready as possible for Game 1 of the Division Series next week. Francona still has the AL's best bullpen to turn to as the Indians try to clinch the AL Central with a win.

Lineup: Tigers (83-72) vs. Indians (90-65)

  • 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
  • 2. Cameron Maybin, CF (R)
  • 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (R)
  • 4. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
  • 5. J.D. Martinez, RF (R)
  • 6. Justin Upton, LF (R)
  • 7. Erick Aybar, 3B (S)
  • 8. James McCann, C (R)
  • 9. Jose Iglesias, SS (R)
  • SP: Buck Farmer, RHP
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Upton, Santana share AL weekly honors

Tigers OF Justin Upton and Indians 1B/DH Carlos Santana have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending Sept. 25. Upton hit .400 with three homers and six RBIs in six games last week to claim the award for the fourth time in his career, first in the AL.

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Big series ahead for Tigers, Indians

Coming off a tough weekend, the Tigers host the Indians, a team that has given them fits this year, for four games. Cleveland has a chance to end Detroit's postseason hopes. Buster Olney breaks down the matchup. Key final-week series (Insider)

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Pitcher to watch: Buck Farmer

The Tigers are coming off two difficult losses and will hand the ball to Farmer for his first start of the season on Monday. All he has to do is beat Corey Kluber and the Indians, who are 13-2 vs. Detroit this season. Schoenfield: Daily wild-card watch (Insider)

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Jays, Orioles pulling away in wild card

The Blue Jays beat the Yankees in three straight over the weekend and the O's swept the D-backs, allowing both teams to create a gap in the wild-card standings. The Tigers' loss on Sunday nearly cut their playoff chances in half (50 percent entering the day).

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The flawed AL wild-card race

The Blue Jays look comfortable in their wild-card spot, but the other AL wild-card contenders have issues. Here's a look at what those problems are.

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Gordon hits two run HR in sixth (0:22)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Quick AL wild-card recap: Blue Jays are pretty safe, Orioles win, Tigers lose, Mariners win, Astros win. Orioles have opened a 1.5-game lead on Detroit, 2.5 on Seattle. Their final six are at Toronto and at the Yankees. The sweep of the Diamondbacks improved their playoff odds from 31 percent to 62 percent.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs71911th
Batting Average.2663rd
On Base Percentage.3305th
Slugging Percentage.4346th
Earned Run Average4.2719th
Quality Starts6916th
WHIP1.3213th
BAA.26121st

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