CLEVELAND CLOSES TO WITHIN A HALF GAME, BLAKE AND AGASSI SQUARE OFF
If you like brevity, you'll love this post. The Cleveland Indians won 6-1 last night over Detroit, improving their record to 77-61 and leaving them only half a game behind the Yankees, who are 77-60. Peralta is still scuffling, but Sizemore smacked a three-run home run and Crisp hit a two-run home run. Tonight, C.C. Sabathia takes the mound for the Tribe. Look for the team's "ace" to have another strong outing tonight and lead them back to where they belong: at the top of the wildcard.
Agassi plays Blake tonight in a matchup of "lots of power" versus "some power, experience and tremendous athleticism." Blake's only shot is to win in three sets. He's got a lot of game, but no one can compete physically with the 35-year-old anomaly Agassi. My prediction? Andre in five sets. I think it's his year.