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Wedge Believes; Lee Shows Why

Eric Wedge still believes the Indians can overcome injuries and inconsistent play to contend in the AL Central Division. He and the team spent most of Thursday in an unfamiliar spot -- last place -- before Cliff Lee halted yet another losing streak by striking out a career-high 11 over eight innings in a 4-1 triumph over the San Francisco Giants. Now, the Tribe is tied for fourth with Kansas City.

"Well, it's not where you want to be," Wedge said Thursday before Cleveland avoided a three-game interleague sweep to the Giants. "But it is only late June and there is a long way to go. I look at how many games back we are rather than the standings." Cleveland entered play Thursday 7 1-2 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox. That's the closest any last-place team is to the lead in any... Recommended Stories

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