Guardians, alone atop AL Central again

Guardians, alone atop AL Central again, look to down Royals

The Cleveland Guardians are where scarcely any baseball specialists anticipated that they should be - in the lead position in the American League Central with about a month to go in the standard season

Cleveland sits a game in front of the Minnesota Twins and two in front of the Chicago White Sox for the division lead

The Guardians will send Shane Bieber (8-8, 3.06 ERA) to the hill, while the Royals will hand the ball to Kris Bubic (2-10, 5.47)

"This is the manner in which we make our living," he said. "We love attempting to win. We disdain while losing

Kansas City supervisor Mike Matheny doesn't have the advantage of stressing over a flag race. He is searching for solid exhibitions from his players

Bubic enters his Tuesday outing with a 0-1 record and a 14.73 ERA against the Guardians in his vocation