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Indians vs. Rockies game thread (Sunday): Josh Tomlin vs. Jhoulys Chacin

Let's Go Tribe!

Jason Miller


Colorado Rockies
@ Cleveland Indians

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:05 PM ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO (CLE), ROOT (COL)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), KOA (COL)

Series Preview

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Today's Lineups

COLORADO ROCKIES CLEVELAND INDIANS
Charlie Blackmon - CF Michael Bourn - CF
Michael Cuddyer - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Carlos Gonzalez - LF Michael Brantley - LF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Jason Kipnis - 2B
Justin Morneau - 1B Lonnie Chisenhall - 1B
Corey Dickerson - DH Jason Giambi - DH
Brandon Barnes - RF David Murphy - RF
Jordan Pacheco - C Mike Aviles - 3B
DJ LeMahieu - 2B George Kottaras - C
Jhoulys Chacin - RHP Josh Tomlin - RHP

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Kottaras makes his second appearance for the Indians. In the first one, he hit two home runs. Tell you what, I'll settle for just one of them today.

Chisenhall has appeared at first base six times this season, but today is the first time he'll start there.

Chacin was a very good pitcher in 2013, but missed all of April with an injury, and struggled in five starts during May, in large part because he's not striking many batters out. Hopefully the Indians can continue that trend, and make some things happen offensively.

Speaking of pitchers in the month of May:

Corey Kluber just had the best strikeout month in Indians history.

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Today's other AL Central games

Twins (Phil Hughes) @ Yankees (Chase Whitley), 1:05 PM ET

Royals (Jeremy Guthrie) @ Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle), 1:07 PM ET

Padres (Eric Stults) @ White Sox (Chris Sale), 2:10 PM ET

Tigers (Max Scherzer) at Mariners (Roenis Elias), 4:10 PM ET

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Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers (TBD) vs. Louisville, 6:05 PM ET

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Joseph Colon) vs. Harrisburg, 2:05 PM ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats (TBD) @ Myrtle Beach, 6:05 PM ET

Single-A: Lake County Captains (Dace Kime) vs. South Bend, 3:05 PM ET

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