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In Soviet Cleveland, House brings down YOU

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Baltimore Orioles

Friday, May 23, 2014, 7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards

TV: STO (CLE), MASN (BAL)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), WBAL (BAL)

Series Preview

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Michael Bourn - CF Nick Markakis - RF
Mike Aviles - 2B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Michael Brantley - LF Adam Jones - CF
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Chris Davis - 1B
David Murphy - RF Nelson Cruz - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B J.J. Hardy - SS
Jason Giambi - DH Delmon Young - DH
Yan Gomes - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Justin Sellers - SS Caleb Joseph - C
T.J. House - LHP Bud Norris - RHP

House makes the first start of his Major League career for the Tribe tonight, joining the rotation after a crazy few days full of injuries, starts on short rest, and general roster shuffling. His only other appearance this year was a scoreless 9th inning in a loss to Oakland last Saturday. He'll face an O's lineup lacking Manny Machado, who left yesterday's game with "groin stiffness." Insert joke here.

Indians hitters will face Bud Norris, who has had a solid 2014 so far, posting a 115 ERA+ in his first eight games despite a 2-4 record. Notably absent from the lineup is Asdrubal Cabrera, who is sitting out after taking a baseball to the knee on Thursday. Notably awesome is Lonnie Chisenhall in the *clean up spot*. Seems like TEET-O SHAPNONARLI finally RED THISS! Except that Jason Giambi is also in the lineup. Either way...

Let's Go Tribe!

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Today's other AL Central games

Detroit Tigers (Anibal Sanchez) @ Texas Rangers (Scott Baker) 7:08 p.m. ET

Chicago White Sox (Hector Noesi) vs. New York Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda), 8:10 p.m. ET

Kansas City Royals (Danny Duffy) @ Los Angeles Angels (C.J. Wilson), 10:05 p.m. ET

Minnesota Twins (Kyle Gibson) @ San Francisco Giants (Tim Lincecum), 10:15 p.m. ET

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Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Travis Banwart) vs. Durham Bulls, 7:15 p.m. ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Duke von Schamann) vs. Reading Fightin Phils, 6:35 p.m. ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats (???) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 7:00 p.m. ET

A-: Lake County Captains (Jordan Milbrath) @ Bowling Green Hot Rods, 8:05 p.m. ET