The Indians are sliding badly. They did just win against Seattle, but they still lost 4 in a row during that period. Seattle is a team the Indians should be able to win a series against, or at least tie. A tie would be a disappointment and the Indians need to gain some ground. The Indians are 5 games out now and only a half game away from being in 3rd place. This is a prime time for the Indians to gain some ground. Detroit is playing in Tampa and travels to the rival Twins. Even though the Twins aren't great, its still on the road while the Indians get 3 bad teams in a row in a homestand.