Justin Verlander struck out six over seven scoreless innings as the Tigers shut out the Indians 4-to-0 last night at Cleveland. Detroit’s third straight win keep them just one game behind the Central Division leading White Sox, who blanked the Twins 6-to-0 at Minnesota. The Tiger’s offense last night included Austin Jackson and Miguel Cabrera each with an RBI and a run scored.
Anibal Sanchez goes to the mound forDetroit this afternoon against the Indians with a 4:05 pm starting time.
The Cubs handed the fading Pirates their seventh straight loss Friday afternoon with Pittsburgh falling 7-to-4 at Wrigley Field.