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Game Thread: Indians at Twins

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Can the Tribe win the first series of the season?

MLB: Cleveland Indians-Media Day Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings.

The Cleveland Baseball Indians face off against the Minnesota Twins in the final match of a three-game series. Carlos Carrasco makes his first start on the mound for the Tribe today, while the Twins volunteer Michael Pineda as tribute.

I feel awful for Pineda. After an all-star season in his rookie year with Seattle, he missed all of 2012 and 2013 due to shoulder surgeries. He eventually cracked the starting rotation with the Yankees and provided a solid workload for four seasons before tearing his UCL and undergoing Tommy John surgery.

I hope that he can get his career back on track. I’d prefer for him to wait until after today to do so, though.