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Josh Tomlin and the Indians face Johnny Cueto and the Reds

Let's Go Tribe!

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Cincinnati Reds @ Cleveland Indians

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:05 ET, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM (CLE), WLW (CIN)

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Today's Lineups

Billy Hamilton - CF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Jay Bruce - RF Mike Aviles - LF
Todd Frazier - 1B Michael Brantley - CF
Ryan Ludwick - DH Carlos Santana - 1B
Chris Heisey - LF Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Brayan Pena - C David Murphy - RF
Kristopher Negron - 2B Yan Gomes - C
Zack Cozart - SS Chris Dickerson - DH
Ramon Santiago - 3B Jose Ramirez - SS
Johnny Cueto - RHP Josh Tomlin - RHP


The merry-go-round that is the Tribe rotation has spun back to Tomlin, who was recalled this afternoon. He's got a tall task ahead of him, because his opposite number this evening is one of the best pitchers in baseball. I feel like Cueto doesn't get his due as one of the absolute best in the game, but that's exactly what he is. Since the start of the 2011 season, only Clayton Kersaw has a better ERA or ERA+ than Cueto. In five starts against the Indians during his career, Cueto is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA. Hopefully the Tribe can put a crooked number in his loss column tonight (well, a non-round number anyway), and bump that ERA up.


Today's other AL Central games

Tigers (David Price) @ Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda), 7:05 ET

Rangers (Colby Lewis) @ White Sox (John Danks), 8:10 ET

Padres (Jesse Hahn) @ Twins (Phil Hughes), 8:10 ET

Royals (Danny Duffy) @ Diamondbacks (Wade Miley), 9:40 ET


Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers beat Pawtucket, 3-1

AA: Akron RubberDucks vs. New Britain 7:05 ET

A+: Carolina Mudcats @ Frederick 7:00 ET

A: Lake County Captains vs. West Michigan, 7:00 ET

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers - NO GAME