July 24th, 2016. 1:35 Eastern Daylight Time. Game to be played at Camden Yards
The Indians, who dropped the first two games of the series, will regain the best record in the American League with a win today.
Perhaps advantageous for the Indians: Kluber takes the mound, and the Orioles are sending out Vance Worley. Worley's bounced around four different teams since Phillies drafted him in the third round of the 2008 draft. He once finished third in rookie of the year voting; now, he struggles a bit with walks, and his FIP sits at a career high. There aren't likely to be many matchups as advantageous for the Tribe offense.
Look — there's a lot of baseball left to play. We're going to win some. We're going to lose some. There will be monster Chisendongs and upsetting Lindorboots along the way. Trevor Bauer might lose another drone. The key is staying in contention and making a strong run in the playoffs.
From my point of view, this is already the most fun I've had following a team during the season.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Carlos Santana - DH||Adam Jones - CF|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Mike Napoli - 1B||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Jose Ramirez - LF||Mark Trumbo - RF|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - RF||Pedro Alvarez - DH|
|Juan Uribe - 3B||Ryan Flaherty - SS|
|Tyler Naquin - CF||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Roberto Perez - C||Julio Borbon - LF|
|Corey Kluber - RHP||Vance Worley - RHP|