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Tigers Extend Lead Over Indians

Last updated on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

(Cleveland, OH) - In the American League, the Detroit Tigers opened up a five-game lead over the Cleveland Indians for first place in the AL Central with a 5-1 win at Progressive Field Tuesday night.

2011 MVP Justin Verlander dominated the Cleveland lineup in striking out seven in eight innings pitched.

Justin Masterson allowed a three-run homer to Don Kelley in the fifth inning in falling to 13-8 on the year for the Indians.

The Indians are 62-51 and continue their four-game series against the Tigers at 7:05 tonight.

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