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Trevor Bauer starts for Indians in series opener against Twins

Let's Go Tribe!

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:10 ET, Target Field



Series Preview


Today's Lineups


Michael Bourn - CF

Danny Santana - CF

Mike Aviles - SS

Brian Dozier - 2B

Michael Brantley - LF

Joe Mauer - 1B

Carlos Santana - 1B

Kennys Vargas - DH

Jason Kipnis - 2B

Oswaldo Arcia - RF

Yan Gomes - C

Trevor Plouffe - 3B

Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B

Kurt Suzuki - C

Zach Walters - DH

Eduardo Escobar - SS

Chris Dickerson - RF

Jordan Schafer - LF

Trevor Bauer - RHP

Kyle Gibson - RHP


The Indians continue to float around the .500 mark, and are going to have to make an honest-to-god run at some point, if they're going to get serious about playoff contention. A week in which they play Minnesota and Houston would seem to be a good time for such a run. The Twins lineup isn't exactly filled with imposing hitters, so hopefully Trevor Bauer can keep the Tribe's run of strong starting pitching going, and hopefully the bats can do more than they did last week, when they topped 3 runs only once.


Today's other AL Central games

Tigers (Max Scherzer) @ Rays (Chris Archer), 7:10 ET

Orioles (Chris Tillman) @ White Sox (Jose Quintana), 8:10 ET

Royals (James Shields) @ Rockies (Tyler Matzek), 8:40 ET


Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Kyle Davies) vs. Toledo, 7:05 ET

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

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

A: Lake County Captains (Anderson Polanco) @ Bowling Green, 8:05 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers - NO GAME