Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Cleveland Indians may be thrilled to return home. Justin Masterson may be the most relieved. Coming off a lackluster road trip, the Indians hope Masterson can continue his home dominance in Friday night's series opener with the Washington Nationals. Cleveland (32-33) opened a nine-game road trip by losing seven in a row before finding some solace in winning the last two, including Wednesday's 5-2 victory at Texas. "It takes a little pressure off," second baseman Jason Kipnis said. "You get a happy flight home, you get a day off, you get a little momentum on your side, you get to go home for a long homestand." A nine-game homestand may be just what the Indians need to begin cutting into the 4 12-game gap on AL Central-leading Detroit. Hosting an NL foe may be even better since they've won seven in a row in Cleveland in interleague play, batting .341 with 15 homers while averaging 7.6 runs. The pitching staff has been particularly outstanding in four home interleague wins this yea...
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