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Corey Kluber and David Price in series opener of Indians vs. Tigers

Let's Go Tribe!

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Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

Monday, September 1, 2014, 4:05 ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO (CLE), FSD (DET), and ESPN and MLB.TV free game of the day


Series Preview


Today's Lineups

Ian Kinsler - 2B Michael Bourn - CF
Torii Hunter - RF Jose Ramirez - SS
Miguel Cabrera - DH Michael Brantley - LF
Victor Martinez - 1B Carlos Santana - 1B
J.D. Martinez - LF Yan Gomes - C
Nick Castellanos - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Alex Avila - C Mike Aviles - RF
Eugenio Suarez - SS Jesus Aguilar - DH
Ezequiel Carrera - CF Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
David Price - LHP Corey Kluber - RHP


The Indians have won three games in a row (and are three outs away from a fourth win in that time, but will have to wait three weeks to see if they can get them) and closed with within 3.5 games of 1st place Kansas City, and 3 games of Detroit, who currently holds the second Wild Card spot. This series is huge for both teams, and it starts off with two of the game's best pitchers facing off. Corey Kluber has been a little off the last couple games, though not bad. David Price had the worst start of his career the last time he took the mound, giving up 8 runs in the 3rd inning without recording an out. Don't count on a repeat of that this afternoon.


Today's other AL Central games

Twins (Phil Hughes) @ Orioles (Kevin Gausman), 1:35 ET

Rangers (Colby Lewis) @ (Yordano Ventura) Royals, 8:10 ET


Today's minor-league games

AAA: Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo

AA: Akron RubberDucks vs. Erie

A+: Carolina Mudcats vs. Winston-Salem

A-: Lake County Captains vs. Dayton

SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers doubleheader vs. Jamestown

Rookie: Indians vs. Giants, 10:00 ET (AZL Championship Game)