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Saturday Game Thread: Salazar takes the hill

Let's Go Tribe!

Jason Miller

Houston Astros @Cleveland Indians

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:05 ET, Progressive Field



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Today's Lineups

Robbie Grossman - LF Michael Bourn - CF
Jose Altuve - 2B Jose Ramirez - SS
Chris Carter - DH Michael Brantley - LF
Dexter Fowler - CF Carlos Santana - 1B
Jason Castro - C Jason Kipnis - 2B
Jesus Guzman - 1B Zach Walters - DH
Marwin Gonzalez - SS Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Jake Marisnick - RF Chris Dickerson - RF
Gregorio Petit - 3B Roberto Perez - C
Collin McHugh - RHP Danny Salazar - RHP

Hey, no Mike Aviles! That will have to be the silver lining to Yan Gomes being placed on the 7-day Concussion DL, for now. Despite the defense's ineptitude, Zach Walters still can't find his way into fielding a position.

Danny Salazar takes the ball again tonight for the Indians to face off against Collin McHugh. McHugh hasn't done anything in the majors up to 2014, but is really having a good year in the Houston rotation. He strikes out a lot and doesn't give up too many baserunners, so the Indians will have to find a way to break through where they failed last night.

The Tigers already lost today, getting thumped by the Twins, so hopefully we can grab a win and the Royals fall, too.

Today's other AL Central games

Yankees 5, White Sox 3

Twins 12, Tigers 4

Royals (Jeremy Guthrie) at Rangers(Nick Tepesch), 8:05 PM

Today's minor-league action

AAA: Columbus (Gabriel Arias) vs. Indianapolis, 7:05 PM

AA: Akron (Duke von Schamann) at Binghampton, 7:05 PM

A+: Carolina (D.J. Brown) at Winston-Salem, 7:00 PM

A-: Lake County (Jordan Milbrath) vs. Fort Wayne, 7:00 PM

SSA: Mahoning Valley (Casey Shane) at Batavia, 7:05 PM