Justin Verlander has surprisingly optimistic take on Tigers' woes against Indians

Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann watches. With the Indians leading 2-0, the Tigers took the lead in the fourth and then kept piling on. Cleveland leads Detroit by 7οΎ½ games in the AL Central.

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians show no sign of letting up their dominance of the Detroit Tigers. This will be his 11th All-Star Game in 14 seasons, and his seventh in nine seasons with the Tigers. Cleveland leads Detroit by 7 1/2 games in the AL Central.

"Once we process yesterday we move on, let alone a month ago or week ago", he said.

"Huge", Castellanos said. "There's a big difference going into a brand new series having won the last game you played than going into a brand new series having been swept". "If you do it good enough people start asking those kind of questions".

Marlins 5, Mets 2: Giancarlo Stanton homered twice to match his career high with five RBIs, and Miami spoiled Jose Reyes' return in his first major league game since a 59-day domestic violence suspension. "We've just been having a little bit more success against them".

"Sooner the better, in my eyes", manager Brad Ausmus said.

"There's nothing baffling", he said. "It's not like we haven't played good baseball. They've just played better".

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was ejected in the sixth after grounding out. Two of the cutters were close, but they were correctly called by plate umpire Tim Timmons. Rajai Davis pulled a double down the left field line, scoring Ramirez and moving Chisenhall to third.

DIAMONDBACKS 7, PADRES 5: Rickie Weeks Jr. hit a three-run homer and Paul Goldschmidt had two RBIs after being named to his fourth straight NL All-Star team. Francisco Lindor knocked home Chris Gimenez with a sacrifice fly, or so we thought.

"Today was unfortunate", he said. However, unlike that Cabrera play - which cannot be reviewed - the officiating crew in NY sat down, saw the play on tape, thought to themselves "Yeah, there's literally nowhere Kipnis can put his foot down on the bag but this is fine", and relayed that information to the umpires in Cleveland.

In the fifth inning Tomlin struck out the first two batters he faced, but then the Tigers went to work.

Cleveland has outscored Detroit 65-23 in the season series, although Ausmus liked his team's spunk in the series-opening loss.

Making a spot start in Zimmermann's absence, Anibal Sanchez did not exactly seize his shot at redemption.

Nick Castellanos: Three hits, five runs, and a run scored. "We had leaned on him pretty hard the last two games, so we wanted to try and shorten it". "I was trying to stay short to the ball and I caught it right". "It was a tough day to come back".

Tigers: Zimmermann will visit a specialist about his neck injury. LHP Daniel Norris (strained right oblique) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday. The Tigers offense helped get Fulmer out of a 2 run deficit after the 3rd inning by responding with 3 runs in the 4th inning and 5 runs in the 5th inning.

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