Things have not gone well for the Cleveland Indians since sweeping the Detroit Tigers less than two weeks ago.
The Tigers have continued to struggle as well, but they'll try for their eighth straight home win over Cleveland in the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night.
The Indians took three games from the Tigers from May 22-24, giving themselves a 3 1/2-game lead in the AL Central. However, Cleveland has since dropped 2 1/2 back of Chicago for first place, due in large part to injuries and a struggling rotation.
After being swept by the White Sox on the road just after the Tigers series, the Indians (28-25) dropped two of three at home to both Kansas City and Minnesota last week.
"Against two teams at the bottom of the division, you need to take advantage of that," designated hitter Shelley Duncan said following a 6-3 loss to the Twins on Sunday. "We didn't play very good baseball on this homestand."
Pitching was a major factor during that 2-4 home stretch, with the staff p...