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It's Danny Salazar vs. Jason Vargas in series opener for Indians and Royals

Let's Go Tribe!

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:10 ET, Kauffman Stadium


Radio: WTAM (CLE), KCSP (KC)

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Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Norichika Aoki - RF
Jose Ramirez - SS Alcides Escobar - SS
Michael Brantley - LF Alex Gordon - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B Billy Butler - 1B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Salvador Perez - C
Yan Gomes - C Josh Willingham - DH
Zach Walters - DH Lorenzo Cain - CF
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Mike Moustakas - 3B
Tyler Holt - RF Christian Colon - 2B
Danny Salazar - RHP Jason Vargas - LHP


Whatever slim chance of winning the AL Central still exist for the Indians, it depends on them winning at least 2 of 3 this weekend. Even then they'd still be 4.5 games back with only 4 weeks left to play, and Detroit still in the way as well, so maybe a sweep is what's needed. Unfortunately, the Indians face another lefty tonight, which means we shouldn't hold out breath for a big night from the offense. Yan Gomes is back though, so we've got that going for us...


Today's other AL Central games

Twins (Trevor May) @ Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez), 7:05 ET

Tigers (Justin Verlander) @ White Sox (Scott Carroll), 8:10 ET


Today's minor-league action

AAA: Columbus Clippers @ Indianapolis, 7:15 ET

AA: Akron RubberDucks vs. Erie, 7:05 ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats vs. Lynchburg, 7:00 ET

A: Lake County Captain @ Great Lakes, 7:05 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers vs. Auburn, 7:05 ET