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Game Thread: Corey Kluber on the mound to face Jose Berrios and kick off 2019 season


Cleveland Indians v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

It finally counts! The Indians play their first real game of 2019 against the future second-place AL Central team, the Minnesota Twins.

Who’s ready for.... number three hitter Tyler Naquin?! The Tribe will send out a Francisco Lindor-less lineup that features the former first-round draft pick hitting third. The good news is that Jose Ramirez is hitting second. Having Corey Kluber on the mound doesn’t hurt, either.

On the Twins side of the things, offseason additions Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron make up the middle of the order, with bounceback hopeful Jonothan Schoop manning second base and hitting seventh.