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AL Central Notes: Indians domination, Royals struggles

The latest news from around the American League Central.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians just got finished with their 14-game winning streak, and they look like an older version of themselves. For most Indians fans, the teams in the mid-to-late 1990’s are the ones that they remember.

A look at the statistics, and the Indians appear to be throwing it back to how dominate they were in the 90’s.

More from around the American League Central:

  • The young guys are starting to lead the way for the Twins, a good sign for the future of baseball in Minnesota.
  • As the All-Star break draws near, the defending champions are still battling to fix their road troubles, where they are 16-29.
  • This time of year, fans of teams that are buying want the big name. They want the Mike Trout’s, the Yoenis Cespedes’ of the world. Things don’t always work like that. And if that truly is the case, here are five boring names that the Tigers might go after.
  • Chris Sale looks like the potential starter for the White Sox in the All-Star Game, but a lot of White Sox players are upset that Jose Quintana isn’t joining Sale in San Diego.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Cleveland 51-33 — GB

Detroit 45-40 6.5 GB

White Sox 44-41 7.5 GB

Kansas City 43-41 8.0 GB

Minnesota 29-55 22.0 GB