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Indians Friday GameThread: Carrasco leads Tribe in crucial series at Detroit

The high Price of Cookies

It's all smiles, Cookie
It's all smiles, Cookie
David Banks


Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:08 ET, Comerica Park

TV: STO (CLE), FSD (DET)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), WXYT (DET)

Series Preview

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Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS DETROIT TIGERS
Michael Bourn - CF Ian Kinsler - 2B
Jose Ramirez - SS Torii Hunter - RF
Michael Brantley - DH Miguel Cabrera - DH
Carlos Santana - 1B Victor Martinez - 1B
Yan Gomes - C J.D. Martinez - LF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Alex Avila - C
Ryan Raburn - RF Nick Castellanos - 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Eugenio Suarez - SS
Mike Aviles - LF Rajai Davis - CF
Carlos Carrasco - RHP David Price - LHP

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Who knew Carlos Carrasco would morph into perhaps our second most reliable starter this year, but I'm glad it happened. Today, Carlos faces his biggest test of the season and perhaps his career. Not only is the Tribe kicking off a make-or-break three-game set against Detroit, but they're up against former Cy Young winner David Price. The Indians' fate is in their own hands. Let's do this, Cookie.

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Today's other key AL Central and Wild Card games

New York Yankees (Brandon McCarthy) @ Baltimore Orioles (Kevin Gausman), 1:05 ET (Game 1)

New York Yankees (Brian Mitchell) @ Baltimore Orioles (Bud Norris), 7:05 ET (Game 2)

Toronto Blue Jays (J.A. Happ) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Nate Karns), 7:07 ET

Kansas City Royals (Yordano Ventura) vs. Boston Red Sox (Allen Webster), 8:10 ET

Oakland Athletics (Jason Hammel) @ Seattle Mariners (James Paxton), 10:10 ET

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No minor league games today