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Can the Cleveland Indians managed to get runs for Corey Kluber?

Tribe get a shot at tying the series with Reds.

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Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, July 18th, 7:10 ET, Progressive Field
Radio: WTAM

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.

Today's Lineups

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!