Tigers go for three-game sweep

Published On: Sep 01 2013 11:28:49 AM EDT
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Justin Verlander is less than two seasons removed from his brilliant Cy Young Award-winning campaign, but the right-hander appears light years away from the form that made him the most dominant pitcher in the American League. Verlander tries to get back on the winning track when the Detroit Tigers go for a three-game sweep of the visiting Cleveland Indians on Sunday. The Tigers, who have won seven straight meetings with Cleveland, opened an 8 1/2-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.

The inability to beat Detroit has put a serious dent in the division title hopes of the Indians, who are 4 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot due mainly to their 3-15 record against the Tigers. "Sometimes a team's got your number," Cleveland outfielder Nick Swisher said. "Just got to take it on the chin and keep moving. Keep fighting." The offense finally showed some life in Saturday's 10-5 loss, scoring as many runs as it had in the previous four games combined.

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