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Indians turn to Corey Kluber in series opener in Baltimore

Let's Go Tribe!

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Indians @ Orioles

Friday, June 26, 7:05 ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards


Radio: WTAM

The Indians turn to their ace Corey Kluber in Friday's series opener in Baltimore and here's hoping they give him some run support. Kluber enters the game with just a 3-9 record, but has been given an average of just 2.27 runs per game from his offense. His solid 3.65 ERA, 2.79 xFIP, and 10.1 K/9 all show how unlucky his win-loss totals have been.

The Orioles will counter with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, who is 3-4 with a 2.89 ERA. Chen threw eight scoreless innings in his last start, striking out nine and allowing just four hits.

The Tribe has a .611 winning percentage (99-63, wow!) against the Orioles since 1995 and here's hoping that success continues this weekend.

Today's Lineups

Jason Kipnis - 2B Manny Machado - 3B
Francisco Lindor - SS Travis Snider - LF
Michael Brantley - CF Jimmy Paredes - DH
Ryan Raburn - DH Chris Davis - RF
Carlos Santana - 1B Chris Parmelee - 1B
Yan Gomes - C J.J. Hardy - SS
Brandon Moss - RF Ryan Flaherty - 2B
Giovanny Urshela - 3B Caleb Joseph - C
Mike Aviles - LF David Lough - CF
Corey Kluber - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP