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Shane Bieber makes his first start of the season

It’s the Indians breakout rookie from a year ago against the Blue Jays breakout rookie from a week ago.

Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Shane Bieber was supposed to start two days ago, but the Indians bumped it to keep Corey Kluber on regular rest. Kluber, unfortunately, imploded, so we’ll never know how that game may have ended up had Bieber started instead of Kluber. At any rate, Bieber makes his first start of the year today against Trent Thornton, who struck out 8 Tigers in his MLB debut last Sunday.

Here’s the starting 9 for your Tribe:

Today's Lineups

Socrates Brito - RF Leonys Martin - CF
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Tyler Naquin - RF
Justin Smoak - 1B Jake Bauers - LF
Randal Grichuk - CF Carlos Santana - 1B
Rowdy Tellez - DH Hanley Ramirez - DH
Brandon Drury - 3B Brad Miller - 2B
Freddy Galvis - SS Kevin Plawecki - C
Richard Urena - 2B Max Moroff - 3B
Luke Maile - C Eric Stamets - SS

In case you’re wondering why Jose Ramirez is absent from the lineup: