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Game Thread: Indians look to bounce back against KC, maintain commanding AL Central lead

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Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

Tuesday, June 14th. 8:15 ET. Kauffman Stadium


Radio: WTAM


After a disappointing but close loss last night, the Indians get back in the saddle for game 2 in KC. Josh Tomlin, who is good, will take the mound against the defending champs' Chris Young, who is suck. The match-up looks good for the Tribe on paper but if history has taught us anything, it's that you can never count on the Indians to beat up a junkballer. For all his struggles this year, Young still strikes guys out at a pretty good rate. Fortunately, he also has a tendency to give up the long ball. Here's hoping we can tap into that latter "skill" moreso than the former.

Today's Lineups

Carlos Santana - DH Whit Merrifield - 2B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Alcides Escobar - SS
Francisco Lindor - SS Eric Hosmer - 1B
Mike Napoli - 1B Lorenzo Cain - CF
Jose Ramirez - 3B Salvador Perez - C
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Kendrys Morales - DH
Yan Gomes - C Paulo Orlando - RF
Tyler Naquin - CF Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B
Rajai Davis - LF Jarrod Dyson - LF
Josh Tomlin - RHP Chris Young - RHP