Sunday, May 11, 2014, 1:40 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field
TV: STO (CLE), Sun Sports (TB)
Radio: WTAM (CLE), WDAE (TB)
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Michael Bourn - CF||David DeJesus - DH|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Michael Brantley - DH||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|David Murphy - RF||James Loney - 1B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Wil Myers - RF|
|Yan Gomes - C||Desmond Jennings - CF|
|Nyjer Morgan - LF||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|Mike Aviles - 2B||Jose Molina - C|
|Josh Tomlin - RHP||Chris Archer - RHP|
Josh Tomlin takes the mound this Mother's Day and will be hoping to build upon the excellent start he had last week against the Twins. Tomlin made his return from Tommy John surgery in fine style, pitching 6.2 innings, with 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts, recording his first major league victory in nearly two years. His opponent today will be Chris Archer, who is having a so-so season. His ERA is rather high at 4.91 but his FIP is more encouraging 2.93.
Michael Brantley will be the Indians' DH today, getting some rest as Nyjer Morgan slots into left field. Lonnie Chisenhall is batting second, as Francona looks to get the offense back on track since last night's dismal showing in the 7-1 loss to the Rays.
Happy Mother's Day to you all (we have already had ours in Britain, but enjoy your day US mums!). Let's hope the Tribe can get the win today and make all the Tribe-supporting mothers happy.
Today's other AL Central games
Today's Indians minor league affiliate games
AAA: Syracuse at Columbus (Kyle Davies), 1:05 PM
AA: Altoona at Akron (Will Roberts), 2:05 PM
A+: Carolina at Salem (Ryan Merritt), 4:05 PM
A-: No game today