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That nice old lady never seems to get tired, does she?

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports



Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

September 19, 2016. 1:10pm ET, Progressive Field


TV: STO


Radio: WTAM


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Here's what Paul Hoynes has to say about the Cleveland Indians after last night's game:

And here's Jason Kipnis's response, which has also been retweeted by the @Indians account.

I don't know if Hoynes is trying to pull some reverse-psychology trick to motivate the team, but you don't see that kind of chatter from a team's own beat writer very often.

Is it frustrating to lose one of the best pitchers in the game to a fluky injury? Yes. Next man up. The Indians have made it this far on the strength of an entire system, and the support of a fan base that won't quit.

Today, the Indians can extend their record to 1,024-1 against the Tigers in 2016. They have an eight game lead in the division and the second-best run differential in the American League.

Here are the starting pitchers and lineups for today's game:

Today's Lineups

DETROIT TIGERS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Ian Kinsler - 2B Rajai Davis - CF
Cameron Maybin - CF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Miguel Cabrera - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Victor Martinez - DH Mike Napoli - DH
J.D. Martinez - RF Carlos Santana - 1B
Justin Upton - LF Jose Ramirez - 3B
Erick Aybar - 3B Brandon Guyer - LF
James McCann - C Abraham Almonte - RF
Jose Iglesias - SS Chris Gimenez - C
Daniel Norris - LHP Trevor Bauer - RHP