Saturday April 25, 2015, 1:08 ET, Comerica Park
TV: MLB.TV, FS1-HD
After an incredible offensive breakout, the Indians will try to keep the momentum rolling against the Tigers as Trevor Bauer takes the hill opposite Alfredo Simon.
Bauer has been off to an incredible start this season and his only blemish is high walk totals in his first 2 outings, which seem to have been corrected the last time out. Simon has been the Tigers' most effective starter to this point and has earned a "win" in all three of his starts. He is, however, performing above his typical average, so hopefully the Tribe bats can bring him back to earth like the did Shane Greene last night.
The Indians lineup looks basically the same as it did last night, except that Brett Hayes will get the start in the day game today, giving Roberto Perez a day off. Looking back, it might have been nice to see Hayes pop in there halfway through last night's game to give Perez the ability to go today, but I shouldn't quibble with 12 run victories.
The Tigers lineup looks largely unchanged as well, excepting the swap of Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose, he of the always surprised expression.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||DETROIT TIGERS|
|Michael Bourn - CF||Rajai Davis - CF|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Ian Kinsler - 2B|
|Michael Brantley - LF||Miguel Cabrera - 1B|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Victor Martinez - DH|
|Brandon Moss - RF||J.D. Martinez - RF|
|David Murphy - DH||Yoenis Cespedes - LF|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B||Alex Avila - C|
|Brett Hayes - C||Nick Castellanos - 3B|
|Jose Ramirez - SS||Jose Iglesias - SS|
|Trevor Bauer - RHP||Alfredo Simon - RHP|