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Cleveland Indians turn to Mike Clevinger in series finale against White Sox

Let's Go Tribe!

Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Indians @ White Sox

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 2:10 PM ET, U.S. Cellular Field


Radio: WTAM

The Indians are really hoping Mike Clevinger takes this opportunity and runs with it.

With Danny Salazar on the shelf, Clevinger has a good chance to lock himself into a starting role with the Tribe and is getting his second straight start with the club. The right-hander went four innings in his last start due to a pitch-count limit, allowing one run while striking out five. Clevinger is not going to be on a strict limit today, however.

"Because he got lengthened out the last time and he has a bullpen now, I think you're gonna start seeing more and more the game dictating when he exits," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

The White Sox will start James Shield, who enters with a 10.75 ERA over his last eight starts. The veteran has also given up a shockingly bad 17 home runs in his last 8 starts.

Today's Lineups

Coco Crisp - LF Adam Eaton - CF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Tim Anderson - SS
Jose Ramirez - 3B Melky Cabrera - LF
Mike Napoli - DH Jose Abreu - DH
Carlos Santana - 1B Todd Frazier - 1B
Tyler Naquin - CF Omar Narvaez - C
Abraham Almonte - RF Avisail Garcia - RF
Roberto Perez - C Carlos Sanchez - 3B
Michael Martinez - SS Tyler Saladino - 2B
Mike Clevinger - RHP James Shields - RHP