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Indians @ Royals | Saturday, July 26 GameThread: Attach vs. Guthrie

Let's Go Tribe!

Jason Miller
Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

Friday, July 26, 2014, 7:10 ET, Kauffman Stadium

TV: FS1, Free Game of the Dat


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Today's Lineups

Jason Kipnis - 2B Norichika Aoki - DH
Chris Dickerson - LF Omar Infante - 2B
Michael Brantley - CF Alex Gordon - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B Salvador Perez - C
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Mike Moustakas - 3B
Nick Swisher - DH Billy Butler - 1B
David Murphy - RF Lorenzo Cain - RF
Yan Gomes - C Jarrod Dyson - CF
Jose Ramirez - SS Alcides Escobar - SS
Zach McAllister - RHP Jeremy Guthrie - RHP

Zach McAllister is back, likely for good, after Josh Tomlin was demoted to make room. His numbers for the year look bad, but he's been good since his return from injury. Hopefully he can keep building on that recent success and give the meager offense a fighting chance tonight.

Besides Carlos Santana, who is surging at the plate, somebody from the offense needs to step up. Part of the problem has been the bad luck and mini-slump of Brantley. With him slumping, Jason Kipnis struggling and Chris Dickerson in the 2-hole, someone's luck is going to need to change in front of Carlos. Maybe tonight is the night.


Today's other AL Central games

Chicago White Sox (Chris Sale) @ Minnesota Twins (Logan Darnell), 7:10 ET

Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander) @ Los Angeles Angels (Matt Shoemaker), 9:05 ET


Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (T.J. House) vs. Norfolk Tide, 7:05 ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Joe Colon) @ Reading Fightin' Phils, In Progress

A+: Carolina Mudcats (Michael Peoples) @ Potomac Nationals, 6:35 ET

A: Lake County Captains (Jordan Milbrath) vs. Beloit Snappers, 7:00 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Julian Merryweather) vs. Williamsport Crosscutters, 7:05 ET