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Game Thread: May 23, 2006

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Season 106, Game 45

Cleveland (22-22) at Minnesota (19-25), 8:05 PM (STO)

Starting Pitchers:

Cleveland: Cliff Lee (3-4, 4.25 ERA)
Minnesota: Johan Santana (4-4, 3.23 ERA)

Casey Blake is batting third tonight, as Jhonny Peralta is sitting in favor of Lou Merloni. If you're going to put Merloni at short, a Cliff Lee start would be the game to do it; only 29.8% of the balls in play off Lee are on the ground. Only Scott Baker has given up a lower percentage of grounders in the AL.