Game Thread: Red Sox @ Indians - April 16, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by yesterday's tragic events. - USA TODAY Sports

In which the victims of yesterday's tragedy will be remembered, a baseball legend will be honored, and a very welcome baseball game will be played.

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3 game series vs Red Sox @ Progressive Field

Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Felix Doubront vs Ubaldo Jimenez

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.

TV: NESN-HD (BOS)/STO-HD (CLE)/MLB.TV

RADIO: WEEI (BOS)/WTAM (CLE)/MLB Audio

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Thu 04/18 7:05 PM EDT


Pre-Game Reading Material:

Latest News

Wow, where to begin?

  • First, the Indians and Red Sox will recognize those affected by the tragic events in Boston yesterday:

Also, both clubs will wear black arm bands:

  • Because the Indians did not play on Monday, all Indians and Red Sox players will wear uniform #42 tonight in honor of Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier sixty-six years ago yesterday.
  • The Indians have made another roster move:
    As promised, here's the latest 25-man/40-man roster:


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  • Yet another storyline in tonight's game is that Terry Francona will be managing against the Red Sox for the first time since he was let go by the club after the 2011 season.
  • Weather may also be an issue; there's heavy storms in the area, but it looks like they will all stay south of Cleveland.

  • Ubaldo Jimenez will be making his first start since the home opener (4.1 IP, 7 ER)
  • Carlos Santana is back in the lineup for the first time since the home opener.
  • Both Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis are out of the lineup due to injury.
  • But besides that, nothing's going on.

Tonight's Lineups:

Cleveland Boston
CF Drew Stubbs
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
SS Asdrubal Cabrera RF Shane Victorino
C Carlos Santana
2B Dustin Pedroia
1B Nick Swisher 1B Mike Napoli
DH Mark Reynolds
3B Will Middlebrooks
LF Michael Brantley
LF Daniel Nava
2B Mike Aviles
DH Johnny Gomes
3B Lonnie Chisenhall
C David Ross
RF Ryan Raburn
SS Pedro Ciriaco
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