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Indians Vs. Tigers Preview: Cleveland Tries To Sweep Detroit

Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (9-14, 5.61 ERA) has pitched much better against the Detroit Tigers than most other teams this season, and he'll get a chance to help Cleveland sweep the Tigers, who came into the series tied for the AL Central lead, at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Jimenez is winless in his last four starts. He hasn't lasted more than 5.2 innings or given up fewer than 3 earned runs in any of those starts. However, he is 2-1 with a 3.75 ERA in four starts against the Tigers this season.

Doug Fister (7-8, 3.27 ERA) starts for the Tigers. Fister gave up 2 earned runs in five innings in his last outing, a Tigers win over the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 31, his first start since returning from a groin injury. He is 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA in three starts against the Indians this season.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Cleveland. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visitIndians blog Let's Go Tribe and Detroit Tigers blog Bless You Boys. For more news, notes and analysis from around Major League Baseball, check out Baseball Nation.

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