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Game Thread: Indians go for series victory in Seattle with Danny Salazar on the mound

Carlos Santana has returned to the club and is in the starting lineup.

Danny Salazar
Danny Salazar
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Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners

Sunday, May 34, 4:10 ET, Safeco Field


Radio: WTAM

Having gotten a win out of a Shaun Marcum start, the Indians now try to get a series win, which would be their second straight series win on the road (and both would be 3-1 series wins, which would be even more impressive). Danny Salazar will make the start for the Tribe; although there is an off-day tomorrow, it would be really nice not to have to use too many of the main relievers, especially after last night's taut contest.

Carlos Santana is back with the club, and is back hitting second in the lineup. Hopefully he got some sleep on his cross-country flight(s), although perhaps a long plane flight was just what was needed for the new father. Jerry Sands, who helped win last night's game, has been designated for assignment in what was a planned move. Hopefully he'll clear waivers again so that he's available in the future.

The Indians will be facing JA Happ, the third left-handed pitcher of the series. Of late they've fared better against southpaws, especially with Ryan Raburn so locked in against them. Mike Aviles will be playing third base once again, and with Santana DHing (and Jerry Sands gone), Michael Bourn will be in center field.

Today's Lineups

Jason Kipnis - 2B Austin Jackson - CF
Carlos Santana - DH Seth Smith - RF
Michael Brantley - LF Robinson Cano - 2B
Ryan Raburn - RF Nelson Cruz - DH
Brandon Moss - 1B Kyle Seager - 3B
Yan Gomes - C Welington Castillo - C
Mike Aviles - 3B Logan Morrison - 1B
Michael Bourn - CF Brad Miller - SS
Jose Ramirez - SS Dustin Ackley - LF
Danny Salazar - RHP J.A. Happ - LHP