Indians @ Twins
Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:10 PM ET, Target Field
TV: STO, MLB.TV
It's off to the Twin Cities, as the Indians head to Minnesota tonight to open their 11 game road trip.
The Tribe will turn to ace Corey Kluber, who in his last outing threw a complete game gem against the Twins. Kluber is just 7-12 on the year, but ranks fifth in baseball with a 2.55 FIP.
Right-hander Trevor May will take the hill for the Twins, but isn't expected to throw more than 50 pitches. May hasn't started a game since July 1st, working instead out of Minnesota's bullpen. While it was expected that May would stay in the bullpen for the rest of the year, Phil Hughes' injury changed the Twins plans and May is back in the rotation. The 25 year old is 8-7 on the year with a 4.09 ERA. He hasn't allowed a run in in his last seven relief appearances.
Yan Gomes will bat third for the Indians tonight, as Michael Brantley stayed behind in Cleveland to get an MRI on his left shoulder. It is expected that Brantley will join the team later this evening at Target Field.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Jose Ramirez - 2B||Aaron Hicks - CF|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Eddie Rosario - LF|
|Yan Gomes - C||Joe Mauer - 1B|
|Carlos Santana - DH||Miguel Sano - DH|
|Chris Johnson - 1B||Trevor Plouffe - 3B|
|Abraham Almonte - CF||Torii Hunter - RF|
|Giovanny Urshela - 3B||Eduardo Escobar - 2B|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - RF||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Mike Aviles - LF||Eduardo Nunez - SS|
|Corey Kluber - RHP||Trevor May - RHP|