Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:05 p.m., Progressive Field
TV: WKYC (CLE), FSD (DET)
Radio: WTAM (CLE), WXYT (DET)
|DETROIT TIGERS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||Michael Bourn - CF|
|Austin Jackson - CF||Asdrubal Cabrera - SS|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Victor Martinez - DH||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|J.D. Martinez - LF||Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B|
|Nick Castellanos - 3B||Nick Swisher - DH|
|Don Kelly - RF||David Murphy - RF|
|Bryan Holaday - C||Yan Gomes - C|
|Eugenio Suarez - SS||Mike Aviles - LF|
|Rick Porcello - RHP||Corey Kluber - RHP|
Since completing a sweep of the Tigers back on May 21, the Indians have gone 18-11 while Detroit has gone 10-21. The Tigers have fallen out of first place after losing their previous series to the Royals, but did manage to win yesterday. With a series win or sweep here, the Tribe could do some lasting damage to Detroit's standings in the AL Central, and there's arguably no better
person synthetic humanoid to start it off right than Corey Kluber.
After an insanely dominant May, Klubot has cooled off considerable in June. He's notched just 13 strikeouts over his three June starts, which is even less impressive when paired with eight walks. Still, he hasn't bad, but I think we'd all like to see him light up this reeling Tigers team in traditional Klubot fashion.
Lineup-wise the Tigers are down Torii Hunter, who always seems to kill the Tribe, so I'm not sad to see him out. He is expected to return to the lineup tomorrow along with his Indians counterpart Michael Brantley, who has been out since Monday with mild concussion symptoms.
Let's Go Tribe!
Today's other AL Central games
Today's Indians minor league affiliate games
AAA: Columbus Clippers (TBD) @ Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7:05 p.m.
AA: Akron RubberDucks (Gabriel Arias) @ Harrisburg Senators, 7:00 p.m.
A+: Carolina Mudcats (TBD) vs. Frederick Keys, 7:00 p.m.
A-: Lake County Captains (Luis Lugo) vs. South Bend Silver Hawks, 7:00 p.m.
A (short season): Mahoning Valley Scrappers (TBD) @ Batavia Muckdogs, 7:00 p.m.