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Game Thread: Francisco Lindor makes his home debut as the Indians face the Cubs

The starting pitchers: Shaun Marcum and Tsuyoshi Wada

Francisco Lindor, signing autographs
Francisco Lindor, signing autographs
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Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:05 PM ET, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM

After a truncated series (if you can count one game as a series) in Chicago the Cubs and Indians flew to Cleveland for a two-game set. Or is it a continuation of a truncated three-series?

Francisco Lindor makes his home debut tonight. The 21-year-old shortstop has had some early success at the plate, and once again will be hitting second in the order. Because there's a left-handed pitcher on the mound, Terry Francona has tried to place as many right-handed hitters into the lineup as possible, and that means Mike Aviles will be in the outfield. Yay.

Today's Lineups

Dexter Fowler - CF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Kris Bryant - 3B Michael Brantley - CF
Miguel Montero - C Carlos Santana - 1B
Starlin Castro - SS Ryan Raburn - DH
Chris Coghlan - LF Yan Gomes - C
Chris Denorfia - RF Brandon Moss - RF
Kyle Schwarber - DH Giovanny Urshela - 3B
Addison Russell - 2B Mike Aviles - LF
Tsuyoshi Wada - LHP Shaun Marcum - RHP