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Game Thread: Kluber and Indians take on Milone and Twins

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Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins

Monday September 28th 2015, 7:10 ET, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM


The season isn't over, but there is no more margin for error left for the 2015 Cleveland Indians. Tonight's hopes will rest on the shoulder of the ace, Corey Kluber, who hasn't been quite himself since his return from the DL. If the Indians hope to stay alive, look no further than Kluber's performance tonight. If he begins to struggle, given the implications of the game and the health of the captain of the rotation, I wouldn't be surprised to see Francona give him a very short leash.

Phil Hughes was originally tonight's starter but is a late scratch because of illness.

Today's Lineups

Brian Dozier - 2B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Aaron Hicks - CF Francisco Lindor - SS
Joe Mauer - 1B Michael Brantley - LF
Miguel Sano - DH Carlos Santana - 1B
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Ryan Raburn - RF
Eddie Rosario - LF Yan Gomes - C
Torii Hunter - RF Chris Johnson - DH
Chris Herrmann - C Abraham Almonte - CF
Eduardo Escobar - SS Mike Aviles - 3B
Tommy Milone - LHP Corey Kluber - RHP