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Indians vs Angels Game Thread (Tuesday): Josh Tomlin vs Matt Shoemaker

Josh Tomlin goes to the hill as the Indians attempt to win four in a row.

Josh Tomlin
Josh Tomlin
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Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 7:05 PM ET, Progressive Field



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Today's Lineups

Kole Calhoun - RF Michael Bourn - CF
Mike Trout - CF A. Cabrera - SS
Albert Pujols - 1B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Josh Hamilton - DH Carlos Santana - 1B
Erick Aybar - SS L. Chisenhall - 3B
Howie Kendrick - 2B David Murphy - RF
David Freese - 3B Nick Swisher - DH
Raul Ibanez - LF Yan Gomes - C
Hank Conger - C Ryan Raburn - LF
Matt Shoemaker - RHP Josh Tomlin - RHP

Yesterday's game could have been a punt had Carlos Carrasco not pitched well in his first high-leverage appearance, but because he did, the Indians will be going for four wins in a row with the back end of the bullpen somewhat rested. Josh Tomlin, who has been an extremely good surprised in his return to the rotation, goes tonight for the Indians.

Matt Shoemaker goes for the Angels, and it will be the first time he's faced the Indians. The 27-year-old was a graduate of Eastern Michigan (also the alma mater of Bob Welch) and wasn't drafted at all. So that he's even made it to the big leagues is quite an accomplishment.

Today's other AL Central games

Kansas City (Ventura) at Detroit (Scherzer), 7:08 PM

Minnesota (Hughes) at Boston (Lester), 7:10 PM

San Francisco (Cain) at Chicago White Sox (Danks), 8:10 PM

Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Buffalo at Columbus (Kyle Davies), 7:05 PM

AA: Akron (Toru Murata) at Reading, 7:05 PM

A+: California League All-Stars at Carolina League All-Stars (Ryan Merritt), 7:05 PM

A-: Midwest West All-Stars at Midwest East All-Stars, 7:00 PM

SSA: Auburn at Mahoning Valley (Anthony Vizcaya), 7:05 PM

R-: DSL Royals at DSL Indians, 10:30 AM