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.
Indians closer Chris Perez deactivated his Twitter account following two rough outings, and after receiving a slew of negative comments.