Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:10 ET, Progressive Field
TV: STO, MLB.TV
After losing the opener, the Indians won the second and third games, and now look to win the series instead of settling for a split. Cody Anderson will take the mound, looking to add to his streak of three strong performances at the start of his MLB career.
|HOUSTON ASTROS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Jose Altuve - 2B||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Preston Tucker - RF||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Carlos Correa - SS||Michael Brantley - CF|
|Luis Valbuena - 3B||Ryan Raburn - DH|
|Evan Gattis - DH||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Colby Rasmus - LF||Yan Gomes - C|
|Hank Conger - C||David Murphy - RF|
|Jonathan Singleton - 1B||Giovanny Urshela - 3B|
|Jake Marisnick - CF||Mike Aviles - LF|
|Brett Oberholtzer - LHP||Cody Anderson - RHP|
Raburn in the lineup against a lefty if no surprise, but David Murphy's presence is. Murphy picked up a big hit against a southpaw the other night though, and maybe Francona wants to see if he can do more than platoon. With Raburn at DH though, Aviles is in left. Aviles, Brantley, Murphy is among the worst defensive outfields the Indians could trot out there, so here's to hoping Anderson either starts striking guys out, or gets a lot of ground balls.