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Sunday Game Thread: Tribe aims to take the series

Let's Go Tribe!

Here I am, guys! Coach let me play today!
Here I am, guys! Coach let me play today!
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros @Cleveland Indians

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:05 ET, Progressive Field



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Today's Lineups

Robbie Grossman - RF Michael Bourn - CF
Jose Altuve - 2B Jose Ramirez - SS
Dexter Fowler - DH Jason Kipnis - 2B
Marc Krauss - LF Carlos Santana - 1B
Jonathan Singleton - 1B Tyler Holt - RF
Marwin Gonzalez - SS Zach Walters - DH
Carlos Corporan - C Mike Aviles - LF
Matt Dominguez - 3B Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Jake Marisnick - CF Roberto Perez - C
Brett Oberholtzer - LHP Trevor Bauer - RHP

If Trevor Bauer wants to have any chance of picking up the "W" for his team today, he needs to come out throwing well out of the gate. The start before last, Trevor was stellar. He was great in his last start, too, once he recorded his first out. Of course, 5 runs scored before he could that. The Indians managed to the victory that day, but the way the offense has been hitting lately, I wouldn't count on 7 runs for the win again.

Mike Aviles is playing LF again today. Because why not?

Today's other AL Central games

White Sox (Chris Sale) at Yankees (Chris Capuano), 1:05 PM

Tigers (Max Scherzer) at Twins (Kyle Gibson), 2:10 PM

Royals (Jason Vargas) at Rangers (Scott Baker), 3:05 PM

Important AL Wild Card Games

Blues Jays (Drew Hutchison) vs. Rays (Chris Archer), 1:07 PM

Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma) at Red Sox (Allen Webster), 1:35 PM

Today's minor-league action

AAA: Columbus (Kyle Davies) vs. Indianapolis, 6:05 PM

AA: Akron (Will Roberts) at Binghampton, 1:05 PM

A+: Carolina (Ryan Merritt) at Winston-Salem, 2:00 PM

A-: Lake County (Anderson Polanco) at Lansing, 5:05 PM

SSA: Mahoning Valley (Julian Merryweather) at Batavia, 1:05 PM