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Game Thread: Lonnie Chisenhall making first career starting in CF against Royals

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Happy Mother's Day and LET'S GO TRIBE!

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Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

Sunday, May 8, 2016. 1:10 p..m. ET, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM


Last night's blowout loss to the Kansas City Royals was rough to watch, but the Cleveland Indians will hope to turn it around in an early afternoon matinee today. On the mound for the Tribe is their surprise stopper, Josh Tomlin. Since the start of 2015, Little Cowboy is 11-0 following an Indians loss, as noted by the team's official Twitter account.

Tomlin's start is far from the most interesting thing about this game, however. Lonnie Chisenhall, after playing his first career inning in center field yesterday, gets his first start at the position this afternoon. With Rajai Davis taking the day off, that also means Carlos Santana bats leadoff, as he should. Every day.

Also, because today is Mother's Day, the Tribe will be wearing special jerseys to commemorate the amazing moms in all our lives. Best of all, it means we do not have to endure cream jerseys on a weekend game! THANK YOU MOM!

It's a little hard to tell in pictures, but the Block C on the hat is pink, as are the numbers on the uniform.

Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Carlos Santana - DH
Lorenzo Cain - CF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Eric Hosmer - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Kendrys Morales - DH Michael Brantley - LF
Alex Gordon - LF Mike Napoli - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Yan Gomes - C
Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B Lonnie Chisenhall - CF
Christian Colon - 2B Marlon Byrd - RF
Jarrod Dyson - RF Juan Uribe - 3B
Edinson Volquez - RHP Josh Tomlin - RHP