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Indians vs. Royals Saturday Game Thread: T.J. House vs. Jeremy Guthrie

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Let's Go Tribe!

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 7:05 ET, Progressive Field

TV: MLB.com

Radio: WTAM (CLE), KCSP (LAD)

Series Preview

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Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Lorenzo Cain - RF Michael Bourn - CF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Salvador Perez - C Michael Brantley - LF
Alex Gordon - LF Carlos Santana - 1B
Omar Infante - 2B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Billy Butler - DH Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Danny Valencia - 3B Nick Swisher - DH
Alcides Escobar - SS David Murphy - RF
Jarrod Dyson - CF George Kottaras - C
Jeremy Guthrie - RHP T.J. House - LHP

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After going down without a fight yesterday, the Indians look to rebound tonight against the Royals. George Kottaras will get the start as Yan Gomes will get a day off.

Nick "The Sinking Stone" Swisher is slotted in at DH. Honestly, he shouldn't be playing at all, but since we know that won't happen he ought to be hitting 9th. At least Kottaras can take a walk. I think that might be the most discouraging thing for Nick lately. Up until June he still was showing an ability to get on base, but since then he has drawn an abysmal 3 BBs. BroToast.

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Today's other AL Central games

Yankees (David Phelps) at Twins (Yohan Pino), In Progress

Mariners (Felix Hernandez) at White Sox (Jose Quintana), In Progress

Rays (Chris Archer) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez), In Progress

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Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Danny Salazar) vs. Toledo, 7:15 ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Will Roberts) vs. Erie, 7:05 ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats (Cole Sulser) vs. Salem, In Progress

A: Lake County Captains (Dace Kime) at South Bend, 7:35 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley (Cameron Hill) vs. Batavia, 7:05 ET