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Game Thread: Cleveland Indians look to take series from Oakland Athletics

Trevor Bauer takes the hill for the Indians

Trevor Bauer
Trevor Bauer
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Sunday, August 2nd, 4:05 PM ET, Coliseum


Radio: WTAM

As mentioned earlier today, Jason Kipnis is battling a sore throwing shoulder, so he's out of the lineup today. I guess you could see it coming given that he's been DHIng this weekend, and with a day game today Terry Francona wasn't going to push things. With the Indians out of contention, there's no reason to keep Kipnis in the lineup if the shoulder is bothering him, although the offense will be even more painful to watch.

Carlos Santana has DH duties today, with Jerry Sands playing first base. Lonnie Chisenhall is leading off today...yes, you read that right...Lonnie Chisenhall is leading off.

Today's Lineups

Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Billy Burns - CF
Francisco Lindor - SS Sam Fuld - LF
Michael Brantley - LF Josh Reddick - RF
Carlos Santana - DH Billy Butler - DH
Jerry Sands - 1B Ike Davis - 1B
Giovanny Urshela - 3B Brett Lawrie - 3B
Roberto Perez - C Josh Phegley - C
Michael Bourn - CF Eric Sogard - 2B
Mike Aviles - 2B Marcus Semien - SS
Trevor Bauer - RHP Sonny Gray - RHP