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Indians vs Mariners Game Thread - Thursday, July 31 - Zach McAllister vs Chris Young

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Oh yeah, there's a game today...

Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez
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Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:05 ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO (CLE), ROOT (SEA)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), KIRO (SEA)

Series Preview

Today's Lineups

SEATTLE MARINERS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Dustin Ackley - LF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Chris Taylor - SS Jose Ramirez - SS
Robinson Cano - 2B Michael Brantley - CF
Kendrys Morales - DH Carlos Santana - 1B
Kyle Seager - 3B Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Mike Zunino - C Nick Swisher - DH
Logan Morrison - 1B David Murphy - RF
Corey Hart - RF Yan Gomes - C
Endy Chavez - CF Chris Dickerson - LF
Chris Young - RHP Zach McAllister - RHP

The shortstop interregnum begins with Jose Ramirez starting at shortstop tonight. The next couple couple months may represent the only chance Ramirez has at shortstop, or even as an everyday player. Francisco Lindor for now will remain in Columbus, and perhaps get into a few games in September.

The Mariners today also made a trade, acquiring Austin Jackson as part of the David Price deal. Not sure what the logistics are, but Jackson was pulled out of the Tigers game this afternoon in Comerica Park at about 3:30 PM. Even if he drove, he'd be able to make it to Progressive Field by game time, so perhaps he'll play in two games on the same day for different clubs.

Today's other AL Central games

Chicago 7, Detroit 4

Minnesota (Correia) at Kansas City (Ventura), 8:10 PM

Today's minor-league games

AAA: Louisville at Columbus (Josh Tomlin), 7:05 PM

AA: Akron at Harrisburg (Joseph Colon), 7:00 PM

A+: Carolina at Salem (Ryan Merritt), 7:05 PM

A-: Lake County at West Michigan (Luis Lugo), 7:00 PM

SSA: Mahoning Valley at Tri-City (Julian Merryweather), 7:00 PM

R-: AZL Indians at AZL Reds, 10:00 PM

R-: DSL Indians at DSL Astros Blue, 10:30 AM