The forty (one) game mark. The Indians are in first place, five games ahead of Detroit, six ahead of Kansas City, eight ahead of Chicago, and 11.5 ahead of Minnesota.
There are 121 games left in the season.
Detroit: Three at Pit, then nine at home — three each vs. Rays, Red Sox, and Twins.
Kansas City: Three vs. St. Louis, then three each at Baltimore and Texas. More importantly, one day off in the next 24 days, including a 20 day stretch without one.
Chicago: Three vs. Dodgers, then 10 game roadtrip — three at Texas, four at Toronto, three at Boston.
What say you?