Tigers 4, Indians 0
CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings and made sure Detroit stayed in step with first-place Chicago in the American League Central. Verlander allowed six hits and escaped jams in the fifth and sixth innings with defensive help from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera. Detroit had a 4-0 lead after two innings. The Indians, who were within 3 1/2 games of first when they beat Verlander on July 26, are 16-44 since the All-Star break.