* Cleveland, on a five-game winning streak, is beginning to put some separation between itself and Detroit in the AL Central and now has a 4 1/2-game lead. Last night was one of those hallmark games for the Indians as they not only completed a three-game sweep of Minnesota, 4-3, but they beat Johan Santana -- the AL Cy Young winner two of the last three years. Cleveland's own ace, C.C. Sabathia, pitched six innings, allowing two runs, and helped hold on to to a four-run lead his teammates gave him in the first inning. The Indians struggled for a while after the All-Star break and had let the Tigers get back into the divisional fight, but Cleveland has won 10 of its last 13 while the Tigers, losers last night to Kansas City, have dropped seven of their past 11.