We're just beyond the quarter-season mark, actually, and the Cleveland Indians are your first place team in the American League's sub par Central Division thus far. They currently sit just two and a half games ahead of the somewhat surprising Chicago White Sox (21-21) and three games ahead of the underachieving Detroit Tigers (20-21). Kansas City is not a far cry from first, either, as they sit just six games out.
Free agent signee Derek Lowe has been a pleasant surprise to the rotation, leading the team with six wins and a 2.15 ERA in 58-plus innings.
Many pundits don't believe the Indians can keep it up, but they may not have to to stick around in this division.
The Indians start a three game series with the Tigers on Tuesday night.