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

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


Radio: WTAM (CLE), WDAE (TB)

Series Preview

Today's Lineups

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
BREAKING NEWS: John Axford has been removed as closer


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