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Game Thread: Kluber leads Indians into three-game set against Rays

Also, the Indians get to play in a climate controlled dome after basically co-starring in The Revenant last week.

Dome sweet dome.
Dome sweet dome.
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Cleveland Indians @ Tampa Bay Rays

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:10pm ET, Tropicana Field


Radio: WTAM


There will be an entire baseball game today. Corey Kluber takes the mound for the Tribe for the first time in seven days, facing off against lefty Matt Moore. Coming off of the extra rest, look for Kluber to challenge Rays hitters with early strikes and then dismantle them with his breaking ball. He didn't look particularly sharp in his first start, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt since most rational humans stayed inside that day.

Hopefully lineup behind him can stay focused and give him some support; according to the Indians have only been able to take fielding and batting practice once this season. They haven't had much trouble doing this in the past against the Rays, as The Indians have won the last five meetings between the ball clubs.

Another interesting tidbit to watch for: the Rays have a home run in 20 consecutive games, which is the longest streak since the Mariners went deep 23 straight games in 2013.

Today's Lineups

Rajai Davis - CF Logan Forsythe - 2B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Logan Morrison - 1B
Francisco Lindor - SS Evan Longoria - 3B
Mike Napoli - 1B Corey Dickerson - DH
Carlos Santana - DH Desmond Jennings - LF
Yan Gomes - C Brad Miller - SS
Marlon Byrd - RF Steven Souza - RF
Juan Uribe - 3B Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Jose Ramirez - LF Hank Conger - C
Corey Kluber - RHP Matt Moore - LHP