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Friday GameThread: Masterson takes on Lackey, Pink Hats at Fenway

Chisenhall, Brantley, and crew are ready to break out the boom sticks

Jason Miller

Cleveland Indians @ Boston Red Sox

Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:10 p.m., Fenway Park



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Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Brock Holt - LF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Xander Bogaerts - 3B
Michael Brantley - LF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Jason Kipnis - 2B David Ortiz - DH
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B
David Murphy - RF Daniel Nava - RF
Yan Gomes - C A.J. Pierzynski - C
Carlos Santana - 1B J. Herrera - SS
Ryan Raburn - DH Jackie Bradley - CF
Justin Masterson - RHP John Lackey - RHP

Having lost three in a row, the Indians are looking to get back on track tonight in Fenway. On the hill is Justin Masterson, who has turned in a couple of solid starts recently including seven shutout innings and 10 K's against Boston back on June 2nd. He'll aim to repeat or best that line as he takes on John Lackey, who's having a bit of a resurgence this season.

Lonnie ChisenHallOfFame is back in the lineup, no doubt ready to wield both his impressive lumber at the plate and his iron glove at 3B. Carlos Santana gets the start at 1B and will bat from the 8th spot for just the third time this year. He's put up a respectable .830 OPS since his return from a the concussion, and I think we'd all gladly take that level of production over the rest of the season given his abysmal start.

Let's go, Tribe!


Today's other AL Central games

Minnesota Twins (Kyle Gibson) vs. Detroit Tigers (Drew Smyly), 7:08 p.m.

Kansas City Royals (Jeremy Guthrie) vs. Chicago White Sox (Jose Quintana), 8:10 p.m.


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Travis Banwart) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 7:15 p.m.

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Will Roberts) vs. Portland Sea Dogs, 7:05 p.m.

A+: Carolina Mudcats (Cole Sulser) @ Wilmington Blue Rocks, GAME 2 TBD

A-: Lake County Captains (Dace Kime) @ Dayton Dragons, 7:00 p.m.

A (short season): Mahoning Valley Scrappers (TBD) @ Jamestown Jammers, 7:00 p.m.