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Indians vs. White Sox Game Thread (Friday): Danny Salazar looks to end Tribe's losing streak

The Indians turn to Danny Salazar to end their six-game losing streak.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:05 p.m. ET



Series Preview

Today's Lineups

Adam Eaton - CF Michael Bourn - CF
Gordon Beckham - 2B Mike Aviles - 3B
Jose Abreu - 1B Nick Swisher - 1B
Adam Dunn - DH Carlos Santana - DH
Dayan Viciedo - RF Ryan Raburn - RF
Alexei Ramirez - SS Michael Brantley - LF
Alejandro De Aza - LF Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Marcus Semien - 3B Yan Gomes - C
Adrian Nieto - C Elliot Johnson - 2B
John Danks - LHP Danny Salazar - RHP

Anything can happen, but tonight's lineup doesn't exactly make me swoon.

In case you missed it, Jason Kipnis has been placed on the DL, and could be out for a month. Jose Ramirez has been called up to fill his spot on the roster. But for tonight at least, Elliot Johnson will take over as the start at second base. With the Tribe facing a southpaw, Lonnie Chisenhall is out of the lineup, with Mike Aviles at third base and batting second (good grief).

Hopefully Danny Salazar can pitch as well as he did last year, and hopefully the lineup can provide enough help to pull out a much-needed victory.

Today's other AL Central games

Tigers (Rick Porcello) @ Royals (James Shields), 8:10 ET

Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez) @ Twins (Ricky Nolasco), 8:10 ET


Today's minor-league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers @ Durham, 7:05 ET

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks @ Altoona, 6:30 ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats vs. Wilmington. 7:00 ET

Single-A: Lake County Captains vs. Dayton 6:30 ET