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Indians vs. Royals Sunday Game Thread: Corey Kluber vs. Danny Duffy

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Let's Go Tribe!

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1:05 ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO (CLE), FSKC (KC)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), KCSP (KC)

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Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Lorenzo Cain - RF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Eric Hosmer - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Salvador Perez - C Michael Brantley - CF
Raul Ibanez - LF Carlos Santana - 1B
Danny Valencia - DH Ryan Raburn - RF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Nick Swisher - DH
Alcides Escobar - SS Yan Gomes - C
Jarrod Dyson - CF Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Christian Colon - 2B Mike Aviles - LF
Danny Duffy - LHP Corey Kluber - RHP

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In case you missed it, Michael Bourn has landed on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury he suffered in the 8th inning last night. Interesting to see Kipnis taking over the leadoff spot; I wonder if that will be the norm during Bourn's absence.

Facing a lefty, Chisenhall gets dropped all the way to #8, which I don't like. We're all aware he struggled with lefties before this season, but he's hit them a lot better this year, and I think he's hit well enough overall to be above getting dropped down against certain pitchers. Alas.

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Today's other AL Central games

Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda) at Twins (Ricky Nolasco), 2:10 ET

Mariners (Taijuan Walker) at White Sox (Hector Noesi), 2:10 ET

Rays (David Price) at Tigers (Rick Porcello), 8:00 ET

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Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Zach McAllister) vs. Toledo, 6:05 ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Gabriel Arias) vs. Erie, 2:05 ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats (Adam Plutko) vs. Salem, 2:00 ET

A: Lake County Captains (Luis Lugo) at South Bend, 2:05 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley (Sean Brady) vs. Batavia, 5:05 ET