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Indians vs. Twins Game Thread (Monday): Zach McAllister will start for Tribe

Let's Go Tribe!

Jason Miller

Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins

Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:05 p.m. ET



Series Preview

Today's Lineups

Brian Dozier - 2B Nyjer Morgan - CF
Sam Fuld - CF Nick Swisher - 1B
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Michael Brantley - LF
Chris Colabello - 1B Carlos Santana - 3B
Jason Kubel - LF Lonnie Chisenhall - DH
Kurt Suzuki - C Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Josmil Pinto - DH Yan Gomes - C
Chris Herrmann - RF David Murphy - RF
Pedro Florimon - SS Mike Aviles - 2B
Kyle Gibson - RHP Zach McAllister - RHP


As you can see, Gomes has returned from paternity leave (after the birth of a daughter. No one had to be sent down to make room for him, as Jason Giambi has been placed on the disabled list. I'm happy to see Lonnie in the lineup, because his results have been great so far this year, and I think he deserves more playing time. The Indians avoidJoe Mauer tonight, as he's out with back spasms. I wish him good help, but not until Friday.

Gibson has been shaky this year, so the Indians should be able to get to him. Of course, given the performance of the lineup so far this season, none of us should hold our breath waiting for big scoring, no matter who the opposing pitcher is.


Today's other AL Central games

Astros (Jarred Cosart) @ Tigers (Max Scherzer), 7:08 ET

White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Cubs (Jeff Samardzija), 8:05 ET


Today's minor-league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester, 6:35 ET

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks @ Erie, 7:05 ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats @ Lynchburg, 6:05 ET

Single-A: Lake County Captains @ West Michigan, 6:35 ET