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Indians vs. Tigers game preview: Corey Kluber starts first game of doubleheader

Let's Go Tribe!

Duane Burleson

Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Saturday, July 18, 2014, 1:08 ET, Comerica Park



Series Preview


Today's Lineups

Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers
Jason Kipnis - 2B Austin Jackson - CF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Ian Kinsler - 2B
Michael Brantley - CF Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Carlos Santana - 1B Victor Martinez - DH
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B J.D. Martinez - RF
Nick Swisher - DH Nick Castellanos - 3B
Yan Gomes - C Eugenio Suarez - SS
David Murphy - RF Bryan Holaday - C
Ryan Raburn - LF Rajai Davis - LF
Corey Kluber - RHP Drew VerHagen - RHP


Corey Kluber looks to start his second half off right in the front end of today's doubleheader. The opposing pitcher is not a Justin Verlander typo; VerHagen was Detroit's 4th round pick in 2012 and he'll be making his MLB debut. He hasn't been striking anyone out since being drafted, but he doesn't issue many free passes or allow many home runs either. He's the kind of pitcher I know a lot of LGT readers fear.


Today's other AL Central games

Royals (Danny Duffy) @ Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa), 7:10 ET

Astros (Dallas Keuchel) @ White Sox (Hector Noesi), 7:10 ET

Rays (David Price) @ Twins (Phil Hughes), 7:10 ET


Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians, 7:05 ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks doubleheader vs. Erie Seawolves, 5:05 ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats at Lynchburg HillCats, 7:05 ET

A: Lake County Captains at Cedar Rapids Kernels, 7: 00 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers vs. Connecticut Tigers, 7:05 ET