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Carrasco takes the hill as the Indians face off against the Royals

The Indians try to maintain their recent streak of alternating losses with wins.

Michael Brantley will once again patrol center field tonight.
Michael Brantley will once again patrol center field tonight.
Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

Wednesday, May 6, 8:10 ET, Kauffman Stadium


Radio: WTAM

Since last Wednesday's against the Royals, the Indians have alternated wins and losses. Hopefully that trend will continue tonight with win, and it ends tomorrow with a winning streak.

Today's Lineups

Jason Kipnis - 2B Alex Gordon - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B Mike Moustakas - 3B
Michael Brantley - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF
Ryan Raburn - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B
Brandon Moss - RF Kendrys Morales - DH
Nick Swisher - DH Salvador Perez - C
Mike Aviles - SS Omar Infante - 2B
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Jarrod Dyson - RF
Brett Hayes - C Christian Colon - SS
Carlos Carrasco - RHP Danny Duffy - LHP

Game #2 of the Santana Batting Second Era. Michael Brantley will once again start in place of Michael Bourn in center field. Bourn will be sitting against left-handed pitchers for the forseeable future, and because Tyler Holt was sent down when Nick Swisher was activated, the Indians don't have any good backup options in center. Brantley is the least-bad option, but the Indians will be at a defensive disadvantage tonight (with Brantley center and Ryan Raburn in left), especially given Kauffman's spacious outfield dimensions.