Cliff Lee earned his 15th win tonight by shutting out the Tigers over eight innings. The offense wasn't that great, but three homers (one a three-run bomb) can make up for missing a lot of scoring opportunities.
Thanks to the Devil Rays, the Indians are now just a half-game back of the Yankees for the Wild Card lead. The Tribe is also just a half-game back of the Angels, who are right now a game ahead of Oakland. So while the Indians are chasing New York right now, they may be chasing the Angels as soon as tomorrow.
The Indians have two more with the Tigers, and then enter a crucial six-game stretch at home; they play the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, then get the Athletics starting next Monday.