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Indians turn to traditional lineup versus RHP for Game 2

Carlos Santana, leadoff batter, makes his World Series debut.

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After trouncing the Chicago Cubs and starting pitcher Jon Lester to the tune of a 6-0 shutout win, the Cleveland Indians will look to continue their impressive playoff run against right-handed other-ace Jake Arrieta.

Terry Francona’s lineup for this Game 2 matchup is about what you would expect against a righty. My brain still wants Rajai Davis in left field, even with his negative platoon splits, but Coco Crisp has been so good in the playoffs that who am I to judge?

Defensively, there were at least two fly balls that I don’t imagine Tyler Naquin would have got to because he does not have the blazing speed of Rajai Davis, but he gets the start as a left-handed batter.

Cleveland Indians Game 2 lineup

Chicago Cubs Game 2 lineup