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Game Thread: Indians lineup at the mercy of Chris Sale

Also, Cody Anderson will test his newfound velocity.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

Saturday, April 9, 2016. 2:10 p.m. ET, US Cellular Field


Radio: WTAM


After dominating John Danks yesterday, as is tradition, the Cleveland Indians will face the top of the Chicago White Sox rotation in Chris Sale today. The Tribe will send Cody Anderson to the mound, who was seeing an uptick in velocity during spring training last month.

It is not often I can say that I am looking forward to watching a fourth starter pitch, but Anderson's first start has been the one I have been most anticipating. After his half-great, half-not-so-great season last year it will be exciting to see which Anderson we get this year, not to mention the potential higher velocity he could be working with.

Today's Lineups

Rajai Davis - CF Austin Jackson - CF
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
Juan Uribe - 3B Brett Lawrie - 2B
Jose Ramirez - LF Alex Avila - C
Collin Cowgill - RF J.B. Shuck - RF
Cody Anderson - RHP Chris Sale - LHP

The Indians are going with a similar lineup to yesterday, but with Collin Cowgill getting the start in right field instead of Marlon Byrd. Jose Ramirez is getting the start in left again, which is great.