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Game Thread: September 14, 2006

Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:05 PM (STO)

Starting Pitchers:

Cleveland: Cliff Lee (12-10, 4.53 ERA)
Minnesota: Boof Bonser (5-5, 4.50 ERA)

You may know that Jake Westbrook is near the top of the league in Ground Ball Percentage, but you may not know that Cliff Lee is at the other end of the spectrum. Fly balls tend to cause more damage than grounders, all things being equal. Lee's strikeout rates are also dropping, which could cause problems down the road for Cliff if he keeps giving up fly balls at a 68.1% clip.