The Cleveland Indians haven't fared well against the AL East since taking two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays to begin the season.
The Indians' 8-19 mark against the East is the second worst among AL teams as they begin a three-game home set against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Cleveland (46-43) dropped three of four to Detroit to fall 3 12 games behind the first-place Tigers, losing 4-2 in 10 innings Monday.
The Indians' poor play against the East is a key reason why they aren't closer to the division lead, as Detroit is 15-11 against that division.
Cleveland got off to a good start versus the East when it won the first two games of a series against Toronto (43-45) from April 2-4. Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez each allowed one run over six innings.
Jimenez (6-4, 4.67 ERA) will open this set, and he's gone 2-0 with a 3.81 ERA in his last five outings. The Indians had won four straight starts by the right-hander before he gave up four runs over five innings of a 10-7 def...