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Indians look to extend improbable winning streak to two games vs. Twins

Bring the popcorn, because this one should be a slugfest

I'm a "Major League" pitcher! I've got a uniform and everything!
I'm a "Major League" pitcher! I've got a uniform and everything!
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

Tuesday April 18, 2017. 8:10 PM ET, Target Field


Radio: WTAM


The Indians won last night. If they can win another one tonight, that's two in a row. And another one after that? That's called a "winning streak." But we here at LGT understand that winning streaks don't officially count when tallying up a team's win total at the end of the year, so let's not get ahead of ourselves.

So, the Indians tonight send Josh Tomlin to the mound against Minnesota's Phil Hughes. Tomlin has ranged from "meh" to "raging garbage juice river fire" so far this season. In other words, he's been pitching like Josh Tomlin so the Indians might need to score a few runs tonight. Fortunately, Phil Hughes is the guy to do that against.

Let's Go Tribe!

Today's Lineups

Carlos Santana - 1B Brian Dozier - 2B
Francisco Lindor - SS Joe Mauer - 1B
Michael Brantley - LF Miguel Sano - 3B
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Max Kepler - RF
Jose Ramirez - 2B Robbie Grossman - DH
Lonnie Chisenhall - CF Jason Castro - C
Yandy Diaz - 3B Jorge Polanco - SS
Abraham Almonte - RF Eddie Rosario - LF
Roberto Perez - C Byron Buxton - CF
Josh Tomlin - RHP Phil Hughes - RHP