Indians Game Information, July 26
CLEVELAND INDIANS (49-49, 3rd, -4.0 G) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (53-45)
RHP Zach McAllister (4-2, 3.21) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (11-5, 2.42)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: WKYC Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
THE STANDINGS: The Indians lost to the Tigers 5-3 last night, falling 4.0 games behind Chicago and Detroit for first place in the A.L. Central standings…Cleveland has been in 3rd place for 11 straight days after spending 56 consecutive days in either first or 2nd place (April 24-July 14)…of the 112 days of the Indians’ season, Cleveland has been in first place for 40 days, 2nd place for 46 days and 3rd place for 16 days…Cleveland held a season-high 4.0-game lead on May 17, but has gone 27-33 since…club has trailed by as many as 4.5 games.
POSITIVELY 4TH STREET: Following the conclusion of tonight’s series finale, the Indians will travel to Minneapolis to begin a 3-game set against the Twins…Cleveland holds a slight 3-2 edge in the 2012 season series, as the
Tribe swept a brief 2-game set at Target Field, while the Twins took 2 of 3 at Progressive Field…the Indians are 10-10 all-time at Target Field after going 89-109 all-time at the Metrodome.
THREE MARLENAS: Cleveland has plated exactly 3 runs in 4 consecutive games for just the 4th time in team history dating back to at least 1918 according to Baseball-Reference.com…the club record in that stretch is 6 straight games, while the other 3 streaks all lasted exactly 4 games.