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Indians vs. White Sox Game Thread (Sunday): Kluber aims for split

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Corey Kluber takes the mound today as the Indians look to split the series at two victories apiece.

Corey Kluber
Corey Kluber
Thearon W. Henderson

Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

Sunday, April 13, 2014 (2:10 ET)



Series Preview

It's the series finale this afternoon and the Tribe are looking to get a series-splitting win before enjoying an off-day tomorrow ahead of their first trip to Detroit on Tuesday (Jackie Robinson Day).

Starting pitchers: Corey Kluber (R) vs. Jose Quintana (L)

We were all hoping Justin Masterson would put an end to the streak of bad pitching yesterday but it wasn't to be. Despite Masterson's rough day, the Indians offense were hot and slugged the team to a 12-6 victory. Hopefully Corey Kluber can be the man to right the ship and if he pitches like he did against San Diego last Tuesday, he stands a good chance. The 8 strikeouts he had against the Padres were very encouraging and he'll be looking to build upon that quality outing. There may be some rain today but ideally Kluber can get a good 6 innings under his belt before any weather disruptions affect play.

Indians White Sox
Asdrubal Cabrera (SS) Adam Eaton (CF)
Nick Swisher (1B) Marcus Semien (2B)
Jason Kipnis (2B) Conor Gillaspie (3B)
Carlos Santana (DH) Jose Abreu (1B)
Ryan Raburn (LF) Adam Dunn (DH)
Michael Brantley (CF) Dayan Viciedo (RF)
Yan Gomes (C) Alejandro De Aza (LF)
David Murphy (RF)
Alexei Ramirez (SS)
Mike Aviles (3B) Tyler Flowers (C)

Lonnie Chisenhall is back with the club after his time on the Paternity List. Lonnie's wife Meredith gave birth to a baby boy, their second son who they've named Cannon. Chicago's starter Quintana is a lefty so naturally Chiz doesn't make the starting lineup, as Terry Francona has opted for Mike Aviles at third base instead.

Today's other AL Central games:

Kansas City (Vargas) at Minnesota (Correia), 2:10 PM

Detroit (Scherzer) at San Diego (Ross), 4:10 PM

Today's Indians minor-league affiliate games:

AAA: Columbus at Louisville, 1:35 PM (Travis Banwart)

AA: Bowie at Akron, 2:05 PM (Kyle Davies)

A+: Carolina at Potomac, 1:05 PM (Dylan Baker)

A-: Lake County at Kane County, 2:00 PM (Mitch Brown)