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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