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Indians vs. Blue Jays game thread (Saturday): Kluber aims for strong start against Buehrle

After dropping the first game in the series, the Indians try to even things up agains the Blue Jays

Jonathan Daniel

Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (1:05 p.m. ET)

TV: STO (Cle), RSN (Tor)

Radio: WTAM (Cle), SN590 (Tor)

Series preview

Today's Lineups

Jose Reyes - SS Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Melky Cabrera - LF Nick Swisher - 1B
Jose Bautista - RF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Carlos Santana - DH
Dioner Navarro - C Ryan Raburn - LF
Colby Rasmus - CF Michael Brantley - CF
Brett Lawrie - 3B Yan Gomes - C
Juan Francisco - DH David Murphy - RF
Ryan Goins - 2B Mike Aviles - 3B
Mark Buehrle - LHP Corey Kluber - RHP

Corey Kluber is looking for his third straight quality start after a poor initial outing. Last time out, he went 7 and 1/3 innings giving up only two runs and striking out six, but the Indians would end up losing 4-3. This time, Klubot faces off against ex-White Sock (Sox?) and everyone's favorite soft-tossing lefty Mark Buehrle, whose name continues to be amongst the most difficult to spell in MLB.

The lineup looks like what we've come to expect against lefties, with Lonnie Chisenhall sitting out, Carlos Santana DH-ing, and Asdrubal Cabrera again in the leadoff spot. For the Blue Jays, Jose Reyes makes his return from a stint on the DL with a strained hamstring. Keeping him off the basepaths is one of the keys to a win for the Indians today. Let's go, Tribe!

Today's other AL Central games:

LA Angels of Anaheim (C.J. Wilson) @ Detroit Tigers (Max Scherzer), 1:08 p.m. ET

Minnesota Twins (Kevin Correia) @ Kansas City Royals (Bruce Chen), 2:10 p.m. ET

Chicago White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Texas Rangers (Colby Lewis), 8:05 p.m. ET

Today's Indians minor-league affiliate games:

AAA: Toledo Mudhens @ Columbus Clippers (Tyler Cloyd), 1:00 p.m. ET (Game 1)

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Gabriel Arias) @ Bowie Baysox, 2:05 p.m. ET

A+: Frederick Keys @ Carolina Mudcats (Shawn Morimando), 6:00 p.m. ET

A-: Burlington Royals @ Lake County Captains (Luis Lugo), 1:00 p.m. ET