AL Central leader
Overall record (through Sunday): 68-54
Last week: 5-2
This week: Vs. Boston Red Sox (Mon.-Thu.); vs. Kansas City Royals (Fri.-Sun.)
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland strengthened its lead over the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals in the Central Division over the past seven days. That’s pretty easy to do when you take two out of three against each of those teams during the same week.
And those series were both on the road.
This week Cleveland stays at home and welcomes the Red Sox for four games and the Kansas City Royals for three. That is followed up by three games against the Yankees.
It’s a pretty brutal stretch, but the schedule sets up nicely for Cleveland once the calendar turns to September.
The final month of the season begins with four games at the Tigers, four at the White Sox, three versus the Orioles and three versus the Tigers.
Minnesota may close the gap in the coming days, but don’t expect anybody but Cleveland to be celebrating the AL Central Division title this season.