DETROIT, MI – The Cleveland Indians are the 2016 AL Central Champs.
The team took the title by beating the Detroit Tigers Monday night, 7-4.
It’s their first divisional title since 2007.
The Cleveland Indians clinched the title, overcoming an injury to ace right-hander Corey Kluber.
Kluber left after four innings with right groin tightness, joining Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar in a group of talented Cleveland pitchers dealing with injuries. But even those concerns were secondary when the Indians poured onto the field to celebrate their first division title since 2007.
Cleveland last made the postseason in 2013 as a wild card.
Coco Crisp and Roberto Perez homered for the Indians, and Jason Kipnis doubled in a run.
Buck Farmer (0-1) allowed four runs in five innings for the Tigers, who fell two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card.