AL Central Report: Cleveland Blasts Its Way To The Top

No one’s doubted that the Detroit Tigers have been struggling for a while now, at least after a strong first week of the season. The relevant question was whether anyone in the AL Central could take advantage and make it a race. The Cleveland Indians are looking to give some answers, as they’ve surged to the top of the division and hold a three-game lead on the Tigers coming into Tuesday’s games. Cleveland took two of three in a key separation series in Chicago last week, then won a weekend series in Texas, then got the White Sox back in Jacobs Field and swept a day-night doubleheader on Monday. At 17-11, is it time to take the Tribe for real as a contender?