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Indians Wednesday Game Thread: Corey Kluber vs. Dustin McGowan

Klubot invades Canada

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre

TV: STO (CLE), Rogers Sports Network (TOR)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), SN590 (TOR)

Series Preview

Today's Lineups
Michael Bourn - CF Jose Reyes - SS
Nick Swisher - 1B Melky Cabrera - LF
Michael Brantley - LF Jose Bautista - RF
Carlos Santana - 3B Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Adam Lind - DH
David Murphy - RF Juan Francisco - 3B
Yan Gomes - C Brett Lawrie - 2B
Lonnie Chisenhall - DH Josh Thole - C
Mike Aviles - 2B Kevin Pillar - CF
Corey Kluber - RHP Dustin McGowan - RHP

The team's strikeout leader and de facto ace takes the hill tonight for the Indians. Corey Kluber is coming off a solid outing against the Rays, having gone 6.2 innings, with 9 strikeouts. Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary in tonight's lineup. With Jason Kipnis out, this is about as "normal" as you can expect to see for Terry Francona's lineup card. Nyjer Morgan will ride the pine as Brantley, Bourn, and Murphy man their usual spots in the outfield.

They'll face 32-year-old Jays righty Dustin McGowan, who has been mediocre this year - he has only pitched beyond six innings in two of his seven starts. McGowan is a bit of a feel-good story. After years of battling injury and looking like his career was over, he broke camp as part of the Jays rotation and was called on to start their home opener despite not having started a major league game since 2011. None of that matters tonight, though - I hope the Indians light him up.

Let's Go Tribe!


Today's other AL Central games

Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander) at Baltimore Orioles (Kevin Gausman) 12:35 p.m. ET

Colorado Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin) at Kansas City Royals (Jason Vargas), 2:10 p.m. ET

Chicago White Sox (Andre Rienzo) at Oakland Athletics (Tommy Milone), 3:35 p.m. ET

Boston Red Sox (Felix Doubront) at Minnesota Twins (Kevin Correia), 8:10 p.m. ET


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (T.J. House) at Rochester Red Wings, 7:05 p.m. ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Gabriel Arias) 4, Harrisburg Senators 2 - FINAL (recap)

A+: Carolina Mudcats (D.J. Brown) vs. Lynchburg Hillcats, 7:00 p.m. ET

A-: Lake County Captains (Adam Plutko) 6, Fort Wayne Tincaps 8 - FINAL (recap)