AL Central Watch: June 22

Here’s a quick glance at what’s happening around the American League Central during a Cubs-Sox Sunday in Chicago.

Since manager Ron Gardenhires meeting in Milwaukee a little more than a week ago, the Twins have been hitting on all cylinders, winning five straight and moving 2 1/2 games behind the division-leading White Sox. And closer Joe Nathan, who signed a four-year, $47 million contract during spring training, has been right on the money all season.

Here is more evidence the Tigers bats are out of hibernation. Meanwhile, the Tigers face a tough decision on whether Edgar Renteria should be their shortstop in 2009.

Indians ace C.C. Sabathia, who came up huge on the mound and at the plate Saturday, knows his future in Cleveland soon will no longer be in his own hands as contenders come knocking on GM Mark Shapiros door.

Check back later for updates.

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