BOTTOM LINE: Eddie Rosario is riding a 14-game hitting streak as Cleveland readies to play Detroit.
The Indians are 23-14 against teams from the AL Central. Cleveland is slugging .395 as a unit. Jose Ramirez leads the club with a .536 slugging percentage, including 36 extra-base hits and 17 home runs.
The Tigers have gone 14-25 against division opponents. The Detroit offense has compiled a .229 batting average as a team this season, Jonathan Schoop leads the team with a mark of .267.
The Indians won the last meeting 13-5. Eli Morgan earned his first victory and Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs for Cleveland. Matt Manning took his second loss for Detroit.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ramirez leads the Indians with 36 extra base hits and is batting .268.
Schoop leads the Tigers with 77 hits and has 41 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 5-5, .254 batting average, 5.29 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs