Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/13
The last time the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians met, Detroit swept the four-game series at Progressive Field earlier this month to take a commanding lead in the AL Central. Another such performance could practically seal the division for the Tigers, who host the slumping Indians on Friday night in the opener of a three-game set. The Tigers (78-56), up 6 1/2 games on the Indians, can breathe a sigh of relief as Miguel Cabrera said he expects to be in the lineup Friday. "I'm OK," Cabrera said. "I'll play (Friday) - don't worry." There were doubts when the reigning Triple Crown winner limped off the field during Thursday's 7-6 walkoff win over Oakland after hurting his abdomen. "Every time something like that happens, we all get scared," catcher Brayan Pena said. "But then when we see him smiling and stuff like that after the game, everybody starts breathing again." Cabrera, who leads the majors with a .359 average and 130 RBIs, is 11 for his last 25 with three home runs. ...
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