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Indians vs. Angels Game Thread (Thursday): Justin Masterson vs. C.J. Wilson

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:05 PM ET, Progressive Field



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Today's Lineups

Kole Calhoun - RF Michael Bourn - CF
Mike Trout - CF Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Albert Pujols - DH Jason Kipnis - 2B
Josh Hamilton - LF Carlos Santana - 1B
Erick Aybar - SS Ryan Raburn - RF
Howie Kendrick - 2B Nick Swisher - DH
Raul Ibanez - 1B Yan Gomes - C
David Freese - 3B Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Hank Conger - C Mike Aviles - LF
C.J. Wilson - LHP Justin Masterson - RHP


Both teams are using the pitcher who was originally scheduled to start last night's game. Masterson (master of the hit by pitch) is yet to make two good starts in a month this season, but hopfully he'll have his second of June this afternoon.

Both teams are also using the same starting lineup they had set to go last night, with the only change being Pujols playing as DH, and Ibanez playing 1B.

Michael Brantley is out with a mild concussion, and is expected to miss tomorrow's game as well, but he and the team seem to think he'll be ready to return on Saturday or Sunday. Missing two or three games is not a big deal, so let's just hope he really is fully recovered when he rejoins the lineup, and shows no ill effects going forward.


Today's other AL Central games

Royals (Danny Duffy) @ Tigers (Anibal Sanchez), 1:08 PM ET

White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Twins (Yohan Pino), 8:10 PM ET


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers (T.J. House) vs. Buffalo, 12:05 PM ET

(the teams will also complete last night's game, which was stopped in the 4th inning)

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Will Roberts) at Reading, 7:05 PM ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats (TBD) vs. Frederick, 7:00 PM ET

Single-A: Lake County Captains (Dace Kime) vs. South Bend, 7:00 PM ET

Short-A: Mahoning Valley Scrappers double header vs. Auburn, 5:35 PM ET