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Cleveland Indians Game Thread (Saturday): Klubot vs UBALDO

Well this is an interesting pitching matchup.

Patrick McDermott

Cleveland Indians @ Baltimore Orioles

Friday, May 24, 2014, 12:35 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards

TV: STO (CLE), MASN (BAL), MLB Network


Series Preview

Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Nick Markakis - RF
Mike Aviles - 2B J.J. Hardy - SS
M. Brantley - LF Adam Jones - CF
L. Chisenhall - 3B Chris Davis - 1B
Ryan Raburn - DH Nelson Cruz - LF
David Murphy - RF Steve Clevenger - C
Carlos Santana - 1B Delmon Young - DH
Yan Gomes - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Justin Sellers - SS Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Corey Kluber - RHP Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP

Though the Indians lost yesterday, TJ House did his job in going six innings. And if Mark Lowe didn't throw wide to second base, the Indians actually would have had a chance of winning the game. But even so, the back end of the bullpen got a day off yesterday, and with a strong start by Corey Kluber (aka Klubot Mark 2014) the bullpen could be in decent shape again.

Asdrubal Cabrera is out again with a sore knee, as is Nick Swisher. If Cabrera and Swisher aren't available at all, the Indians essentially have a 0-man bench, as Jason Giambi would be the only one available.

Starting for the Orioles is LGFT Ubaldo Jimenez, who has been at times outstanding, and at times awful in his first couple months with the Orioles. The plan of attack is to work the count as much as possible, hoping that he won't be able to throw strikes.

Today's Other AL Central games

New York Yankees (Vidal Nuno) at Chicago White Sox (Jonathan Danks), 2:10 PM

Texas Rangers (Nick Martinez) at Detroit Tigers (Rick Pocello), 4:08 PM

Kansas City Royals (James Shields) at Los Angeles Angels (Matt Shoemaker), 7:15 PM

Minnesota Twins (Samuel Deduno) at San Francisco Giants (Ryan Vogelsong), 10:05 PM


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Durham at Columbus, 7:05 PM (TBD)

AA: Reading at Akron, 6:35 PM (Gabriel Arias)

A+: Myrtle Beach at Carolina, 6:00 PM (TBD)

A-: Lake County at Bowling Green, 7:05 PM (Adam Plutko)