Saturday, July 18th, 7:10 ET, Progressive Field
TV: FS1, MLB.TV
The Cleveland Indians exited the All-Star break just as poorly as they entered it. Their 6-1 loss to the Reds at the hands (and bat) of Mike Leake starts the unofficial second half of the season on a poor note, but the Tribe can put a smile on those faces with a win tonight.
Getting a win will require the Indians offense to actually give Corey Kluber some run support, which is easier said than done. The Tribe ace takes the mound for the first time since he sat home and watched the All-Star game while less-than-deserving starts took played. Starting opposite the Klubot will be Anthony DeSclafani, who has a 3.65 earned run average in 101 innings pitch this year. DeSclafani missed his last scheduled start on July 11 with gluteal tightness.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||CINCINNATI REDS|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Brandon Phillips - 2B|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Joey Votto - 1B|
|Michael Brantley - LF||Todd Frazier - 3B|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Jay Bruce - RF|
|Yan Gomes - C||Marlon Byrd - LF|
|Brandon Moss - RF||Brayan Pena - C|
|Giovanny Urshela - 3B||Eugenio Suarez - SS|
|Michael Bourn - CF||Anthony DeSclafani - RHP|
|Corey Kluber - RHP||Billy Hamilton - CF|
Let's go Tribe!