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Indians return home to open series against the Twins

Let's Go Tribe!

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins

Friday, May 8, 7:10 ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO, MLBTV

Radio: WTAM

While it's still too early to panic, it is absolutely reasonable to be worried about this Indians' ball club. A 10-17 record is not the start any of us had in mind. With that said, there's plenty of time to get this train back on track and let's hope it starts tonight against the Twins.

The Tribe will turn to Trevor Bauer this evening, who enters with a 2-0 record and a 3.38 ERA. He did struggle in his last outing, giving up six runs in only 4 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

The Twins counter with big right-hander Mike Pelfrey. He too ran into some trouble during his last start, lasting only 3 1/3 innings against the White Sox. He owns a 2.63 ERA this season and pitched well in his April 17th start against the Indians, allowing just three hits and one run.

Terry Francona has loaded the Tribe's lineup with lefties, including Chisenhall hitting fifth.

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Brian Dozier - 2B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Torii Hunter - RF Carlos Santana - 1B
Joe Mauer - 1B Michael Brantley - LF
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Brandon Moss - RF
Kurt Suzuki - C Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Kennys Vargas - DH Nick Swisher - DH
Eddie Rosario - LF Michael Bourn - CF
Jordan Schafer - CF Brett Hayes - C
Danny Santana - SS Jose Ramirez - SS
Mike Pelfrey - RHP Trevor Bauer - RHP