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Game Thread: this match is made of rubber

Can the Indians’ offense rebound from a sad showing?

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Mike Clevinger pitched for five innings with the flu.

Today, Corey Kluber — who is either fine or in the midst of a rapid decline into worthlessly depending on whom you ask — takes on Jordan Zimmerman. For several starts the Corey Kluber we’ve grown accustomed to hasn’t quite shown up. In the last two he’s pitched 11.1 innings with an ERA of 7.15. Let us all hope that he can find his mojo and deliver a victory today.

Meanwhile, Melky Cabrera is starting in right field, Rajai Davis is starting in center field, and I’m starting to get angry about this outfield.

Today's Lineups

Francisco Lindor - SS Leonys Martin - CF
Michael Brantley - LF Niko Goodrum - 2B
Jose Ramirez - 3B Nick Castellanos - RF
Edwin Encarnacion - DH John Hicks - 1B
Yonder Alonso - 1B Jim Adduci - DH
Melky Cabrera - RF Ronny Rodriguez - 3B
Jason Kipnis - 2B James McCann - C
Yan Gomes - C Jose Iglesias - SS
Rajai Davis - CF Victor Reyes - LF