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Indians vs. Angels Game Thread (Tuesday): Corey Kluber starts for Tribe

Corey Kluber pitched the best game of his MLB career last time out. The way the offense is going, he might need to match that performance if the Indians are going to win.

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Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:05 p.m. ET



Series Preview

Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Howie Kendrick - 2B
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Mike Trout - CF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Albert Pujols - 1B
Carlos Santana - 1B Raul Ibanez - DH
Michael Brantley - LF David Freese - 3B
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Erick Aybar - SS
Jason Giambi - DH Chris Iannetta - C
David Murphy - RF J.B. Shuck - LF
Yan Gomes - C Collin Cowgill - RF
Corey Kluber - RHP Jered Weaver - RHP

Corey Kluber pitched the game of his career in his last start, a complete game with 11 strikeouts and only an unearned run. I'd day it was the best performance by an Indians pitcher so far this decade. The error that led to that unearned run was made my Nick Swisher, who made another error in last night's game, to begin the 8th inning, when a tie game turned into a three-run deficit. Perhaps coincidentally, Swisher is out of the lineup tonight for the first time all season. Santana moves over the first base, with Chisenhall at the hot corner and in Swisher's usual #2 spot in the lineup.

Today's other AL Central games

Tigers (Justin Verlander) @ White Sox (Jose Quintana), 8:10 ET

Blue Jays (Dustin McGowan) @ Royals (Jason Vargas), 8:10 ET

Dodgers @ Twins: POSTPONED


Today's minor-league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers split a double header with Norfolk

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks defeated Binghamton 4-3

High-A: Carolina Mudcats @ Frederick: CANCELLED

Single-A: Lake County Captains lost to West Michigan, 4-0