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Indians vs. Blue Jays game thread (Sunday): Carrasco out to salvage Tribe's pride

The Indians have lost the series but look to save face today as Carlos Carrasco takes on Brandon Morrow and the Jays at 1:05 ET.

Jason Miller

Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

Sunday, April 20, 2014 (1:05 p.m. ET)

TV: STO (Cle), SNET (Tor), MLBN Free Game of the Day (both)

Radio: WTAM (Cle), SN590 (Tor)

Series preview

Today's Lineups

Jose Reyes - SS Michael Bourn - CF
Melky Cabrera - LF Nick Swisher - 1B
Jose Bautista - RF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Carlos Santana - C
Juan Francisco - 1B Michael Brantley - LF
Brett Lawrie - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Colby Rasmus - CF David Murphy - RF
Josh Thole - C Ryan Raburn - DH
Ryan Goins - 2B Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Brandon Morrow - RHP Carlos Carrasco - RHP

Carlos Carrasco takes the mound for the Tribe today and needs to pitch well or this will likely be his final start in the rotation for some time. He is well rested, as he had his start skipped during the series in Detroit. In Carrasco's 2 starts this season he has lasted 10.1 innings and has an unsightly 7.84 ERA. His FIP is a more encouraging 4.05 and he does have 12 strikeouts in those 10.1 innings, plus his BABIP to this point has been rather high (.400). Maybe things will turn around for Carrasco and there's hope for him yet. Some luck today would be a nice start. Brandon Morrow opposes him for the Jays and currently has a 5.52 ERA over 3 starts.

Lonnie "Destroyer of the Baseball" Chisenhall (his official title) gets the start at third base today and Carlos Santana is back behind the plate. It feels just like old times. Yan Gomes has been given the day off and it couldn't have come at a better time. The Brazilian has been struggling of late, defensively and offensively, and could do with a rest.

Today's other AL Central games:

LA Angels of Anaheim (Hector Santiago) @ Detroit Tigers (Rick Porcello), 1:08 p.m. ET

Minnesota Twins (Phil Hughes) @ Kansas City Royals (Yordano Ventura), 2:10 p.m. ET

Chicago White Sox (Erik Johnson) @ Texas Rangers (Robbie Ross Jr.), 3:05 p.m. ET

Today's Indians minor-league affiliate games:

A+: Frederick Keys @ Carolina Mudcats (Shawn Morimando), 2:00 p.m. ET