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Game Thread: The Indians' road trip finally ends; Tomlin takes the hill

The Indians attempt to finish the road trip with a winning record.

Josh Tomlin tries to continue a streak of fantastic starts.
Josh Tomlin tries to continue a streak of fantastic starts.
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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

Tuesday, September 9th, 2015, 8:10 ET, U.S Cellular Field


Radio: WTAM

The Indians needed to have a great road trip to truly in contention for the final Wild Card spot (or the Rangers needed to have a horrible 10 days), and neither has happened. But taken in isolation, a 5-4 road trip should be seen as a good thing, right?

Tonight's lineup is missing a couple starters (Urshela and Gomes), and features Josh Tomlin, who has unexpectedly been the rotation's best pitcher over the past three weeks. Both he and Lonnie Chisenhall have positioned themselves well for 2016 after just a month ago non-tenders were distinct possibilities.

Today's Lineups

Jason Kipnis - 2B Adam Eaton - CF
Francisco Lindor - SS Tyler Saladino - 3B
Michael Brantley - LF Jose Abreu - 1B
Carlos Santana - DH Melky Cabrera - LF
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Avisail Garcia - DH
Abraham Almonte - CF Trayce Thompson - RF
Chris Johnson - 1B Alexei Ramirez - SS
Jose Ramirez - 3B Carlos Sanchez - 2B
Roberto Perez - C Tyler Flowers - C
Josh Tomlin - RHP Jeff Samardzija - RHP