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Encarnacion returns to Toronto as Bauer and Stroman duel

I'm hoping to see several Edwings tonight.

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Monday, May 8, 2017. 7:07 p.m. ET. Rogers Centre





Edwin Encarnacion makes his first trip back to Toronto since signing with the Indians this off-season, which may feel like a punch in the face to some former teammates.

Yandy Diaz returns from Columbus, where he hit an astonishing .395. He should hit about .541 in Canada.

Trevor Bauer last pitched in Toronto during Game 3 the 2016 ALCS. Hopefully he can pitch tonight's game without bleeding out.

Matt Underwood said that he knew Yandy Diaz would return to the lineup before tonight's game. I'm fine with him becoming a psychic on the side as long as it keeps him away from a singing career.

This.... is Indians baseball.

[Guitar riff. Edwin flies above the Cleveland skyline on a parrot]

Today's Lineups

Carlos Santana - 1B Kevin Pillar - CF
Francisco Lindor - SS Jose Bautista - RF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Kendrys Morales - DH
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Justin Smoak - 1B
Jose Ramirez - 3B Steve Pearce - LF
Lonnie Chisenhall - CF Devon Travis - 2B
Yandy Diaz - LF Darwin Barney - 3B
Abraham Almonte - RF Ryan Goins - SS
Roberto Perez - C Luke Maile - C
Trevor Bauer - RHP Marcus Stroman - RHP