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DETROIT -- Its almost certain the Cleveland Indians will have some reserves in the starting lineup Tuesday night when they face Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.Cleveland clinched its first American League Central Division title since 2007 on Monday night with a 7-4 victory over Detroit, which means manager Terry Francona will give some of his veterans a night off.The Indians wont flood the field with September call-ups, though, because they still have a chance to end up with the overall best record in the league. That would grant them home field advantage throughout the playoffs.The Indians turn to youngster Mike Clevinger (2-2, 4.65 ERA) for Tuesday nights game at Detroit.Clevinger, 25, is making his 10th career start and 16th appearance. He did not get a decision in his last start, against Kansas City, giving up two runs on four hits in five innings.Clevinger has only appeared once against Detroit in his career, working two scoreless innings in relief July 5 at Progressive Field.Having your pitching set up I would say trumps everything else, Francona said of getting ready for the postseason. Even if youre not playing well, but if you got a guy that goes out there and throws nine shutout (innings) that will hide some things.If youre thinking youre playing pretty good and you got a guy goes out and gives up seven, thats pretty tough.Detroit enters Tuesday sitting two games out of the second AL Wild Card spot, held by Baltimore, with just six games left.Cleveland has dominated Detroit this season, taking 14 of the 16 games to date.I dont remember ever going through something like this, Ausmus said. I cant tell you why. I dont know if its matchups, if its luck, if its happenstance. I couldnt tell you.If we play the same amount of games next year, Id be surprised if it was anything like it was this year. I cant explain it. But the truth is, theyve outplayed us, theyve outhit us, theyve out-pitched us and they out-defended us. Simple.The Tigers pin their Wild Card hopes on Verlander (15-8, 3.21 ERA), an eight-time 15-game winner over his career.Verlander has more appearances against the Indians than any other team, Tuesday marking his 48th start. He is 18-21 over his career against Cleveland with a 4.59 ERA.Of course the Indians have beaten him three times this year in dominating Detroit, ripping him for a 6.46 ERA.It has been without question a streaky season, manager Brad Ausmus of Detroit said. And with that in mind, Im going to take the positive angle and say lets hope we have one more positive streak in front of us -- one more good streak in front of us.Were going to need some help now, thats what it is. We say, its baseball, well, its the same thing in the other ballparks. Anything can happen. Roy Hodgson has named a 26-man England squad for the friendlies with Turkey and Australia which he will trim to 23 for Euro 2016. But who will make the cut? The England boss has picked three goalkeepers, seven defenders, 11 midfielders and five forwards. Three of those players wont be included when Hodgson announces his final squad on May 31. Im making life that little bit harder for myself by having to reduce that to 23, said Hodgson. But you never know what will happen in the preparation phase. Maybe some of these decisions will be made for me. As Hodgson suggests, injuries could make his task more straightforward but should everyone come through unscathed he will have some tough calls to make.Here we look at which players could be at risk of missing out on the final Euro 2016 squad…  Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton England must take three goalkeepers to Euro 2016, according to UEFA regulations, so Forster, Hart and Heaton will be on their way to France. Goalkeepers - England record Player Caps Goals conceded Clean sheets Saves to shots Distribution success Joe Hart 57 39 26 74% 74% Fraser Forster 5 6 0 60% 75% Tom Heaton 0 - - - - Odds of making Euro 2016 squad (Sky Bet) Jordan Henderson 1/10Jack Wilshere 1/5Danny Drinkwater 1/3Andros Townsend 1/2Marcus Rashford 3/1Fabian Delph 4/1 Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker After taking eight defenders to Euro 2012 and seven to the 2014 World Cup, it would be a surprise if Hodgson was to crop the seven defenders named in his provisional squad for Euro 2016.Certainly Cahill, Smalling and Stones will expect to keep their place, given they are the only orthodox centre-back options - although Eric Dier, named among the midfielders, can provide back-up in that area.However, will England really need four full-backs in France? Even a run to the final would mean just seven matches for Hodgsons men - a workload youd expect Bertrand, Clyne, Walker and Rose to be able to cope with, given they are first-team regulars in the Premier League.Clyne played six of Englands 10 qualifiers, while Walker and Bertrand featured only once and Rose didnt play at all - although he did start the two most recent friendlies against Germany and Netherlands. Defenders - England record Player Caps Tackles made Clearances Passing accuracy Goals scored Assists Gary Cahill 41 31 180 89.7% 3 1 Chris Smalling 23 28 84 89.2% 0 0 Kyle Walker 14 34 26 83.9% 0 3 Nathaniel Clyne 11 17 14 80% 0 1 John Stones 8 9 12 91.2% 0 0 Ryan Bertrand 7 8 6 89.3% 0 0 Danny Rose 2 3 1 87.5% 0 0 Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere An obvious area for Hodgson to trim is in midfield, where he has named 11 players - the England boss took just nine midfielders to Brazil. So who could be at risk?Terry Butcher is tipping Delph to miss the trip, given his limited impact this season since switching to Manchester City. The former Aston Villa midfielder made just eight Premier League starts in 2015/16. The only thing that stood out for me was Fabian Delph being in there . There are three players who have to be jettisoned and Id say Delph will be one of the three. Terry Butcher Henderson and Wilshere will have to prove their fitness after missing substantial game-time but their presence in the 26-man group suggests Hodgson is willing to give them every chance of doing just that.Should they convince the manager of their readiness, Drinkwater - who claimed the man of the match prize on his England debut in March - could be the central midfielder to miss out, given his lack of international experience.Sterling has been far from his best at Manchester City this season, registering just three goals and two assists, but only Joe Hart made more appearances in qualifying and Hodgson is loyal to his regulars.Thats something Townsend has found out to his advantage. After missing the last round of England friendlies his impressive form since moving to Newcastle has won him a return to the international fold. Lallana on song This season, Adam Lallana has equalled his Premier League best tally of six assists in one campaign, double his total of three in 2014/15. As well as a threat from the bench - all three of Townsends England goals have come in the final 20 minutes - the winger could also fill the vvoid left by the injured Danny Welbeck on the left.dddddddddddd.PFA Young Player of the Year Alli and team-mate Dier seem certain to feature in France after making impressive starts to their England careers, while Barkley, fresh from his most productive season yet, and Liverpool pair Lallana and Milner also seem on course to make the cut. Midfielders - England record Player Caps Goals Assists Chances created Tackles Passing accuracy Dele Alli 6 1 0 2 7 76.9% Ross Barkley 21 2 3 28 6 88.5% Fabian Delph 9 0 1 11 9 88.8% Eric Dier 4 1 0 2 4 88.6% Danny Drinkwater 1 0 0 0 1 89.5% Jordan Henderson 23 0 2 21 20 86.5% Adam Lallana 21 0 3 22 36 86.4% James Milner 58 1 5 68 89 81.8% Raheem Sterling 20 2 4 25 22 84.5% Andros Townsend 10 3 0 10 6 84.7% Jack Wilshere 28 2 1 25 33 86%  Strikers: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy Despite a poor goal return for Manchester United this season, England captain Rooney received Hodgsons backing in his press conference and is assured a spot in France. Premier League top scorer Kane could not have done more and pacey Vardy, who finished second in the goal standings to Kane, is the man of the moment.Sturridge has endured a number of injury lay-offs this season but has continued to score regularly for Liverpool. He didnt feature at all in qualifying but was Hodgsons first-choice frontman at the World Cup. [Marcus Rashford] is one of the contenders. Theres no reason why, if he does exceptionally well, he cant knock someone off their perch. Roy Hodgson Rashfords inclusion is intriguing. The 18-year-old Manchester United striker was expected to be invited to train with the senior squad after impressing at Old Trafford but Hodgson suggested in his press conference it was not inconceivable that Rashford could force his way into the final 23.Bear in mind hes in the Manchester United team in front of Rooney in his favoured position, Stuart Pearce told Sky Sports. Hes had a wonderful end of the season and given United a big lift - and it will give the kid a big lift being involved in the senior squad. Forwards - England record Players Caps Goals Mins/Goal Assists Mins/chance created Pass completion Harry Kane 10 4 150 1 100 78% Wayne Rooney 109 51 161 19 47 76% Daniel Sturridge 17 5 227 1 189 84% Jamie Vardy 6 2 156 1 156 74% Marcus Rashford 0 - - - - - Also See: Rashford and Wilshere in squad Where would you play Rooney? Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online China Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback NFL Jerseys From China ' ' '