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Cleveland Indians welcome Yankees to town, turn to Trevor Bauer in game one of series

Let's Go Tribe!

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Indians vs Yankees

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7:10 PM ET, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM

It's always nice to see the Yankees come to town. There are normally larger crowds, lots of excitement in the park, and a little bigger spotlight on the games.

Tonight's game features a pitching matchup of young right-handers. Trevor Bauer will start for the Indians and is looking to continue his strong performances of late. Bauer pitched well in relief during the Tribe's 19-inning affair in Toronto and owned a 2.01 ERA in June. He is 7-2 on the year, with 87 strikeouts over 95 1/3 innings.

The Yankees will turn to Ivan Nova, who enters with a 5-5 record and 5.06 ERA. Nova has struggled much of the year, but was solid in his last outing, a 5 1/3 inning, one run performance against the Padres last Saturday.

Today's Lineups

Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Carlos Santana - DH
Brett Gardner - LF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Carlos Beltran - DH Francisco Lindor - SS
Brian McCann - C Mike Napoli - 1B
Mark Teixeira - 1B Jose Ramirez - 3B
Starlin Castro - 2B Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Didi Gregorius - SS Rajai Davis - LF
Chase Headley - 3B Tyler Naquin - CF
Rob Refsnyder - RF Chris Gimenez - C
Ivan Nova - RHP Trevor Bauer - RHP