Here’s to a great week!
Tigers 4, Guardians 1
Two early runs for Detroit was enough, as our offense made starter Eduardo Rodriguez look really, really good. With the loss, Cleveland fell to a disappointing 59-66 on the season.
From Mandy Bell:
Entering play on July 28, the Guardians’ playoff hopes were much different than they are today.
Then, Cleveland sat just 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Twins. It had a winning record at 52-51. Even at that time, this roster didn’t seem like a squad that could go the distance. But the American League Central title was still well within reach.
Now, after a rocky weekend that resulted in three losses in four games against the Tigers, capped by a 4-1 loss on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, the Guardians own a 59-66 record and sit six games behind the Twins (65-60). The third-place Tigers (57-67) are just 1 1/2 games behind Cleveland.
Naylor is returning from a right oblique injury.