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Indians Vs. Royals: Thursday Preview, TV Info And More

The Indians look to avoid the three-game sweep against the Royals on Thursday when Corey Kluber makes his first big league start with Derek Lowe being designated for assignment.

Kluber went 11-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts striking out 128 over 125 1-3 innings for Triple-A Columbus this year. Last season, he compiled an 8.31 ERA in three relief appearances. Kluber will face Bruce Chen (7-9, 5.49 ERA) in the pitching duel.

The Indians are seven games behind the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox heading into Thursday's action. Take a look at the schedule and broadcast information here.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 8:10 p.m. ET

TV: STO, FSKC

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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