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Game Thread: Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox square off in Game One of ALDS

Let’s Go Tribe!

MLB: Miami Marlins at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Indians vs Red Sox

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:00 PM ET, Progressive Field

TV: TBS

Radio: WTAM 1100

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It’s showtime!

The American League Division Series opens up Thursday evening with plenty of storylines and here’s hoping for a fantastic series and some good fortune for our Tribe.

The series opener features a matchup of young right-handers. Trevor Bauer will start on the mound for the Indians, and enters with a 12-8 record and 4.26 ERA. This will be Bauer’s first postseason start. He has struggled towards the end of the season, posting a 6.39 ERA over his last six starts.

The Red Sox counter with Rick Porcello, he of the amazing 22-4 record and 3.15 ERA. While his 21.2 K% from this year was just so-so, he showed amazing control with a crazy good 3.6 BB%. Porcello is definitely a Cy Young candidate and will present a big challenge for Tribe hitters.

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX CLEVELAND INDIANS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Carlos Santana - DH
Brock Holt - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Mookie Betts - RF Francisco Lindor - SS
David Ortiz - DH Mike Napoli - 1B
Hanley Ramirez - 1B Jose Ramirez - 3B
Xander Bogaerts - SS Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Jackie Bradley - CF Coco Crisp - LF
Sandy Leon - C Tyler Naquin - CF
Andrew Benintendi - LF Roberto Perez - C
Rick Porcello - RHP Trevor Bauer - RHP