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  • CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians will attempt to run their winning streak to a season-high seven games Sunday against the slumping Detroit Tigers in the final game of a three-game series.

    For the Indians http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/renell-wren-jersey-cheap , it’s also the end of a nine-game homestand in which they’ve gone 6-2.

    The Tigers have lost four in a row and go into Sunday’s game with a 3-9 record against the Indians this year. They’re 6-28 since June 25, 2015.

    The staggering Tigers made a flurry of roster moves before Saturday’s game, starting with activating pitcher Francisco Liriano off the 10-day disabled list. Liriano pitched four innings and took the loss Saturday in a 4-1 Cleveland victory.

    The Tigers also optioned infielder Ronny Rodriguez to Triple-A Toledo. They placed pitcher Johnny Barbato on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis. To replace Barbato on the roster, Detroit recalled right-handed pitcher Artie Lewicki from Toledo.

    The pitching matchup Sunday will be Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd (4-5, 3.63 ERA) vs. Cleveland right-hander Adam Plutko (3-1, 5.04).

    Boyd will make his second start against the Indians this year. His first one was a good one. On April 10, the Tigers lost to Cleveland 2-1. Boyd worked seven innings, giving up one run and three hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

    Boyd comes into Sunday after a loss in his last start, 9-5 to Cincinnati on June 19. In that game, he pitched four innings Michael Jordan Jersey , giving up five runs and six hits with five strikeouts and three walks. In six career appearances against the Indians, Boyd is 1-2 with a 1.78 ERA.

    Plutko’s last appearance was a two-inning relief stint during the Indians’ 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on June 16. In that game, Plutko pitched two innings, giving up one run and two hits with one strikeout and no walks.

    Plutko’s last start was a 5-1 loss to the White Sox on June 12 in which he pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs and eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

    Sunday will be Plutko’s second career appearance against Detroit. He made a relief appearance against the Tigers on Sept. 27, 2016, allowing three runs and three hits, including a home run, with one walk and one strikeout in two innings.

    Sunday was supposed to be Mike Clevinger’s day to start, but Indians manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis decided to tweak the rotation. Clevinger will instead pitch Monday in St. Louis. Corey Kluber http://www.raidersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-hunter-renfrow-jersey , who’s day to pitch would have been Monday, will now pitch Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    “Somebody was going to get an extra day,” Francona said. “Just talking to Carl, we felt like Clev’s thrown 100 (or more) pitches in nine (of his last 10 starts). So giving him an extra day, we just thought it would help us more than anything. So that’s why we changed it.”

    Plutko will be backed by a Cleveland bullpen that is much improved since the additions of newcomers Oliver Perez and Neil Ramirez. Ramirez has a 2.57 ERA in 16 games, and in his nine appearances with Cleveland Perez has a 1.17 ERA.

    “The reliever world can be very volatile, so when you hit on guys like that, it sure helps,” Francona said.

    The Tigers, meanwhile Zach Brown Jersey , are trying to get their offense started. Detroit has scored three runs or less in four of its last five games, being outscored 29-12 in those games.

    SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner’s comeback from a broken finger continues Thursday night when the San Francisco Giants open a four-game series against the San Diego Padres and a pitcher with whom they are quite familiar, Tyson Ross.

    The Giants will take a two-game winning streak and the Padres a four-game skid into the series, the third of the season between the National League West rivals. San Diego has won four of the first seven head-to-head games.

    Bumgarner (0-2, 4.67 ERA) wasn’t around for either of the earlier series against San Diego, having been hurt in his final spring training tuneup. He’s made just three starts since being activated off the disabled list, with the Giants having lost all three games.

    The outings have included hard-luck losses to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers, and an effort at Miami last week in which he was ejected after running out of gas in the sixth inning, blowing a 4-2 lead.

    Bumgarner hasn’t seen the seventh inning since his return, which could be cause for concern for a Giants team that blew leads in all four losses they suffered against Miami in the past 10 days.

    One of those blown leads featured a Hunter Strickland meltdown in the ninth inning Monday Shareef Miller Jersey , after which he punched a door and, like Bumgarner, broke a finger.

    Sam Dyson stepped into Strickland’s closer role and picked up his second save of the season in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over the Marlins, but then he had to be pulled Wednesday after allowing two ninth-inning runs that allowed Miami to pull within 6-5.

    Reyes Moronta was summoned to record his first career save.

    The Padres had ninth-inning troubles of their own during their two-game home sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics.

    Closer Brad Hand got within one strike of a 2-1 win in the series opener Tuesday night before serving up a game-tying home run to Stephen Piscotty in a game A’s went onto win 4-2 in 10 innings.

    Ross (5-4, 3.51) has twice pitched the Padres to wins over the Giants this season, getting credit for one of the victories.

    He limited the Giants to just one unearned run in a 5-1 home win in April, then left with a 2-1 lead in San Francisco on May 1, only to see San Francisco tie the game before the Padres won it off Strickland in the ninth.

    Ross, a San Francisco Bay Area product, is 4-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 12 games (10 starts) in his career against the Giants.

    He has gone head-to-head with Bumgarner three times Devin Bush Jersey , winning once.

    Ross has pitched well of late, allowing three or fewer runs in seven consecutive starts.

    Bumgarner got the better of Ross in a pitchers’ duel in their last head-to-head, winning 2-0 in 2015.

    The Giants’ ace has pitched 31 times, including 30 starts, against the Padres in his career, registering a 10-9 record and 3.46 ERA.

    Bumgarner hasn’t recorded a win against the Padres in his last six starts against them dating back to May of 2016. He’s 0-4 with one no-decision during the drought.