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Corey Kluber takes the mound in series opener in Kansas City

Let's Go Tribe!

There are no smiles, only destruction.
There are no smiles, only destruction.
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:10 ET, Kauffman Stadium



Series Preview


Today's Lineups

Jason Kipnis - 2B Jarrod Dyson - CF
Mike Aviles - LF Omar Infante - 2B
Michael Brantley - CF Alex Gordon - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B Salvador Perez - C
Ryan Raburn - RF Mike Moustakas - 3B
Nick Swisher - DH Lorenzo Cain - RF
Yan Gomes - C Billy Butler - 1B
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Norichika Aoki - DH
Jose Ramirez - SS Alcides Escobar - SS
Corey Kluber - RHP Danny Duffy - LHP

Maybe Terry Francona is trying to prove to Ryan Raburn how bad he is at playing Major League Baseball right now by trotting him out there and batting him 5th. Again! Whenever it is that we no longer see Raburn in the lineup won't be soon enough. And why Yan Gomes with his 165 wRC+/OPS+ against LHP is hitting 7th(!) is completely and utterly inexplicable. C'mon, Terry.

But no fear, Corey Kluber is here to save you from the impending human monarchy! Long live the Klubot!

Today's other AL Central games

White Sox (Hector Noesi) @ Twins (Phil Hughes), 8:10 ET

Tigers () @ Angels (), 10:05 ET


Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Toru Murata) @ Louisville, 7:05 ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Jordan Cooper) at Reading, 7:05 ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats (Ryan Merritt) vs. Wilmington, 7:00 ET

A: Lake County Captains (Luis Lugo) vs. Wisconsin, 7-4 LOSS

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Juan Santana) vs. Williamsport, 7:05 ET