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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 22, 2018

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Game Preview #80: Los Angeles Angels (45-35) at Cleveland Indians (40-39)

By Mike Brandyberry

Monday evening the Indians were not able to bring their offensive outburst from Baltimore home with them and were shut out by Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels, 3-0. Despite another solid outing by Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians could not get timely hitting when they needed it to plate a run.

Today, the road does not get much easier for the Tribe as they will have to face Dan Haren (6-7, 4.53 ERA). While Haren is not having his customary All-Star type season, he has already defeated the Indians once this year at Progressive Field. He’s also benefitted from 24 runs of support over his last three starts. Last Thursday he pitched six innings in Toronto and earned a win despite allowing six earned runs.

The Indians will counter with Zach McAllister (2-1, 3.82 ERA) fresh off a strong pitching performance last Thursday against the Orioles. McAllister pitched five and two-thirds innings, allowing only two runs and striking out six on 105 pitches. The Indians are 4-1 in McAllister’s five starts this season. He’ll have to work as hard, or harder, than any of his previous starts to keep the ball from flying out of a warm Progressive Field. He has not allowed a home run in his three home starts, all Indians’ victories.

Travis Hafner played in his third rehab start with the Columbus Clippers last night. He will be re-evaluated today and a decision will be made in regards to his right knee. If he is activated, the Tribe will have to make a roster move to make room for Hafner on the roster. Hafner has been out since late May with a partially torn meniscus.

The game can be seen on SportsTime Ohio and heard on the Indians Radio Network, beginning at 7:05 pm. Tune in to the Tribe pregame at 6:30 to see a story on Keir and Ada Kurinsky and their pursuit to attend all 81 Indians home games this season.

Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup
1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Jason Kipnis, 2B
4. Jose Lopez, DH
5. Michael Brantley, CF
6. Carlos Santana, C
7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Shelley Duncam, LF
9. Jack Hannahan, 3B

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
1. Mike Trout, CF
2. Torii Hunter, RF
3. Albert Pujols, 1B
4. Kendrys Morales, DH
5. Mark Trumbo, LF
6. Alberto Callaspo, 3B
7. Howie Kendrick, 2B
8. Erick Aybar, SS
9. John Hester, C

Photo: Getty Images

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