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Game Thread: Indians venture into the National League for series opener against Cardinals

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Mike Clevinger might boost his career batting average tonight. He cannot lower it.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

I know that pitchers hitting is our very favorite thing, so this series should be spectacular.

I also have one more thing to say about National League baseball with all its double-switches and sacrifice bunts. Just one thing.

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Francisco Lindor - SS Matt Carpenter - 3B
Michael Brantley - LF Greg Garcia - SS
Jose Ramirez - 3B Jose Martinez - 1B
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Marcell Ozuna - LF
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Yadier Molina - C
Jason Kipnis - 2B Dexter Fowler - RF
Yan Gomes - C Harrison Bader - CF
Tyler Naquin - CF Kolten Wong - 2B
Mike Clevinger - RHP John Gant - RHP