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Indians vs, Rays Game Thread (Saturday): McAllister drives for five game winning streak

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In their second game versus the Rays, the Indians send Zach McAllister to the hill.

Brian Blanco


Cleveland Indians @ Tampa Bay Rays


Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field


TV: FOX SPORTS 1


Radio: WTAM (CLE), WDAE (TB)

Series Preview

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS TAMPA BAY RAYS
Mike Aviles - LF David DeJesus - DH
Nick Swisher - 1B Ben Zobrist - 2B
Michael Brantley - CF Evan Longoria - 3B
Carlos Santana - 3B James Loney - 1B
Ryan Raburn - DH Wil Myers - RF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Matt Joyce - LF
Yan Gomes - C Desmond Jennings - CF
David Murphy - RF Yunel Escobar - SS
Jose Ramirez - 2B Ryan Hanigan - C
Zach McAllister - RHP Erik Bedard - LHP
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BREAKING NEWS: John Axford has been removed as closer

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Last we saw Erik Bedard, he was pitching for the Houston Astros seemingly playing out the string of his career. But because the Rays have had a rash of injuries to their pitching staff, Bedard is back in the majors. He's made 4 starts thus far, and has actually done all right. In his last two starts (New York, Boston, he's allowed a total of two earned runs in 11 innings pitched.

Because a left-hander is on the hill, the Indians are putting as many right-handers in the lineup as possible. Mike Aviles, whose three-run homer turned out to be the margin of victory last night, is in left field, and Jose Ramirez gets the start at second. The only left-handers in the lineup are Michael Brantley and David Murphy.

Today's other AL Central games

Tigers 9, Twins 3 (Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each homered)

Arizona Diamondbacks (Wade Miley) vs. Chicago White Sox (Jose Quintana), 7:10 PM

Kansas City Royals (Yordano Ventura) at Seattle Mariners (Chris Young), 9:10 PM

Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Syracuse at Columbus (Tyler Cloyd), 7:05 PM

AA: Altoona at Akron (Joseph Colon), 6:35 PM

A+: Carolina at Salem (MIchael Peoples), 6:05 PM

A-: Bowling Green at Lake County (Robbie Aviles), 6:30 PM