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Game Thread: Salazar on the mound in series opener against White Sox

LET'S GO TRIBE!

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

Friday, April 8, 2016, 4:10 p.m. ET, US Cellular Field

TV: STO, MLB.TV

Radio: WTAM

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The Cleveland Indians head out into their first road trip of the season to take on the division rival Chicago White Sox. The weather looks just as bad there as it did back home, but hopefully it holds off enough for the two teams to play today.

Today's matchup heavily favors the Indians, with Danny Salazar on the mound against John Danks, but the next games are going to be much more difficult.

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Rajai Davis - CF Adam Eaton - RF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Jimmy Rollins - SS
Francisco Lindor - SS Jose Abreu - 1B
Mike Napoli - 1B Todd Frazier - 3B
Carlos Santana - DH Melky Cabrera - LF
Yan Gomes - C Avisail Garcia - DH
Marlon Byrd - RF Brett Lawrie - 2B
Juan Uribe - 3B Alex Avila - C
Jose Ramirez - LF Austin Jackson - CF
Danny Salazar - RHP John Danks - LHP

It did not take long for Collin Cowgill to be dropped against left-handed pitchers. Instead, Jose Ramirez is getting the nod in left field at the bottom of the lineup. I would very much prefer Ramirez to be batting higher with Rajai Davis in the No. 9 slot, but it does not look like Terry Francona is ready to budge on that one, yet. In due time, hopefully.