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Corey Kluber prepared to throw around 100 pitches in order to win a game

Just the facts.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

Sunday, September 11th, 2016. 2:10pm EDT, Target Field


Radio: WTAM


What are you doing here? Don't you know that there's a Browns game happening, and no one is allowed to care about any other Cleveland sports teams if the Browns are playing? You probably just missed Terrelle Pryor catch a 57-yard pass with one hand, then dive for the pylon for the only six points the Browns will score in September.

So it goes.

I'm certainly glad to have you here for all of the baseball. The Indians retained a 6-game lead in the division despite losing last night in extra innings. If you're a fan of long, painful baseball games, then you're probably still on a high.

The good news for people who prefer interesting and relatively pain-free baseball: Corey Kluber starts today. He is 5th in fWAR among all pitchers in baseball with 4.7. Meanwhile, Jose Berrios starts for the Twins. He has one quality start this year. One. Of course, it came against the Tribe on August 1st.

Not that some games are more acceptable to lose than others, but losing this one would be really annoying.

Today's Lineups

Carlos Santana - DH Brian Dozier - 2B
Jose Ramirez - 3B Logan Schafer - LF
Francisco Lindor - SS Jorge Polanco - SS
Mike Napoli - 1B Kennys Vargas - DH
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Max Kepler - RF
Abraham Almonte - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Tyler Naquin - CF James Beresford - 1B
Roberto Perez - C Juan Centeno - C
Michael Martinez - 2B Byron Buxton - CF
Corey Kluber - RHP Jose Berrios - RHP