Indians vs. Blue Jays Game Thread (Friday): Masterson to try to reverse recent slump

Justin Masterson. - Jared Wickerham

The Indians welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Cleveland. Justin Masterson, who has struggled in his last two starts, takes the mound.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

Friday, April 18, 2014 (7:05 ET)

TV: STO (Cle), RSN (Tor)

Radio: WTAM (Cle), SN590 (Tor)

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After a rather lackluster road trip, the Indians return home to face the Blue Jays and Royals. Tonight's matchup pits Justin Masterson, who has struggled the last two times out, against Drew Hutchison, who is coming off an outstanding outing against the Baltimore Orioles.

Tonight's lineup doesn't have any surprises. This is essentially the lineup we thought we'd be seeing this year, although Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall have effectively swapped positions.

Today's other AL Central games:

LA Angels (Weaver) at Detroit (Smyly), 7:08 PM

Chicago White Sox (Paulino) at Texas (M. Perez), 8:05 PM

Minnesota (Nolasco) at Kansas City (Vargas), 8:10 PM

Today's Indians minor-league affiliate games:

AAA: Toledo at Columbus, 7:15 PM (Josh Tomlin)

AA: Akron at Bowie, 6:35 PM (Kyle Davies)

A+: Frederick at Carolina, 7:00 PM (D.J. Brown)

A-: Burlington at Lake County, 6:30 PM (Mitch Brown)

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