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Corey Kluber starts on short rest against the Chicago Cubs

The last time Corey Kluber pitched on short rest, he gave up just 2 runs. The offense will need to step up and support their ace tonight if they hope to go up 3-1.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago Cubs

Saturday, October 29, 2016. 8:08 PM EST, Wrigley Field


Radio: WTAM

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I'd be more than okay with today's game being a blowout in favor of the Cleveland Indians. If the Tribe could put up about 7 runs in the first inning, that would make the viewing of tonight's game much more relaxing. Everyone needs some stress-free innings after last night's cardiac arrest-inducing affair. Carlos Santana finds himself back at first base, and Tito has put an actual outfielder (Rajai Davis) back in left field. This leaves Mike Napoli out of the lineup, presumably for a late game, pinch hitting scenario. Or maybe he just needs a little extra time in the bathroom:

Anyway, here's the starting 9 for your Tribe:

Today's Lineups

Rajai Davis - LF Dexter Fowler - CF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Kris Bryant - 3B
Francisco Lindor - SS Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Carlos Santana - 1B Ben Zobrist - LF
Jose Ramirez - 3B Willson Contreras - C
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Addison Russell - SS
Roberto Perez - C Jason Heyward - RF
Tyler Naquin - CF Javier Baez - 2B
Corey Kluber - RHP John Lackey - RHP