Indians vs. Athletics Game Thread (Friday): Zach McAllister vs. Sonny Gray

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Old Rough and Ready will look to get this series off to a good start for the Indians, but he's opposed by the very good Sonny Gray.

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Oakland Athletics @ Cleveland Indians

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:05 p.m. ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO (CLE), CSCA (OAK)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), KGMZ (OAK)

Series Preview

LGT's Q&A with Athletics Nation

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Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S CLEVELAND INDIANS
Coco Crisp - CF Michael Bourn - CF
John Jaso - DH Nick Swisher - 1B
Josh Donaldson - 3B Michael Brantley - LF
Brandon Moss - 1B Carlos Santana - 3B
Yoenis Cespedes - LF David Murphy - RF
Jed Lowrie - SS Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Derek Norris - C Yan Gomes - C
Josh Reddick - RF Lonnie Chisenhall - DH
Eric Sogard - 2B Jose Ramirez - 2B
Sonny Gray - RHP Zach McAllister - RHP

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Michael Brantley is back in the lineup after missing last night's game, which is a big relief. Jose Ramirez makes his first start since Saturday, with Mike Aviles getting the night off (or at least some of it).

Sonny Gray has been great so far this season, with a 2.17 ERA in eight starts. He's gone at least 6 innings in each of his appearances, and hasn't allowed more than 3 runs in a game.

The big news for the Indians today, in case you've somehow missed it, is that Danny Salazar has been sent down to Columbus to try and figure some things out. Kyle Crockett has been promoted from Double-A Akron to take his roster spot, and Trevor Bauer will be called up to join the rotation on Tuesday.

Let's Go Tribe!

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Today's other AL Central games

Tigers (Max Scherzer) @ Red Sox (Jon Lester), 7:10 ET

White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Astros (Collin McHugh), 8:10 ET

Orioles (Chris Tilman) @ Royals (Jeremy Guthrie), 8:10 ET

Mariners (Chris Young) @ Twins (Kyle Gibson), 8:10 ET

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Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers (TBD) @ Rochester, 7:05 ET

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Joseph Colon) @ Erie, 7:05 ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats vs. Salem (doubleheader)

Single-A: Lake County Captains (Robbie Aviles) @ West Michigan, 6:35 ET

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