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The Indians try for a winning street against Toronto Blue Jays

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For those that don't know, a winning streak occurs when a team wins at least two games in succession.

Roberto Perez had a game to remember yesterday.
Roberto Perez had a game to remember yesterday.
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Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians


Thursday, April 29, 2015, 7:10 ET, Progressive Field


TV: MLB.TV, STO


Radio: WTAM


Because I was the one who posted last night's game thread and recap, the management at Let's Go Tribe insisted I return to post tonight's game thread/recap lest any blame for a loss tonight fall on LGT. If the Indians do win tonight, though, I will not be here on Friday so you can blame me if they don't win three in a row


If TJ House were a comet, he'd be comet C/1980 E1, which has the most eccentric orbit of any known comet. Tonight will be his fourth appearance this season, and will be the first time he's pitched on four days' rest. Between appearance 1 and 2 he had six days' rest, and between appearance 2 and 3 he had five days' rest, and that appearance was not planned. Perhaps finally House will be able to get into some sort of routine now, and that may help get his season on track.


Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Devon Travis - 2B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Josh Donaldson - 3B Jose Ramirez - SS
Jose Bautista - DH Michael Brantley - LF
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Carlos Santana - 1B
Danny Valencia - RF Brandon Moss - RF
Russell Martin - C Ryan Raburn - DH
Kevin Pillar - CF Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Dalton Pompey - LF Roberto Perez - C
Jonathan Diaz - SS Michael Bourn - CF
Daniel Norris - LHP T.J. House - LHP

Another series, another left-handed starter to face. Daniel Norris is one of the youngest starting pitchers in a major-league rotation, and this is the first the Indians will be facing him. Baseball America ranked him the 18th best prospect in baseball prior to this season.