If the Cleveland Indians are to overtake Detroit atop the AL Central, they’ll need Masterson to continue his home success and help end their recent struggles against the Tigers.
Justin Masterson was able to rely on his defense in his major league-leading third shutout of the season.
Kevin Costner took timeout from filming his football movie in Cleveland for a little batting practice before the Indians played the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
The Cleveland Indians have acquired infielder John McDonald from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Jose Alvarez pitched six impressive innings in his major league debut, and Don Kelly hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth to help the Detroit Tigers finish a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 4-1 victory Sunday.
Jose Alvarez has shined in the minor leagues as he heads into a big-league debut on some fairly short notice.
Prince Fielder hit a bases-clearing double in the second inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Saturday.
Cleveland (30-30) has dropped five in a row, losing 7-5 to the Tigers (33-26) in the series opener Friday.
Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-5 on Friday night to take a 3 1/2 game lead over the Indians atop the AL Central.
The Tigers return home from their five-game road trip to begin a six-game homestand at Comerica Park on Tuesday night.