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Indians Vs. Royals Preview: Cleveland Looks To Avoid Sweep

The Cleveland Indians look to avoid the sweep Sunday as they face the Kansas City Royals and the pitching debut of their top pitching prospect.

David Huff (1-0, 2.61) takes the mound for Cleveland, looking to rebound from a rough outing against the Minnesota Twins his last time out. Huff allowed three runs on seven hits and lasted only 4⅓ innings in the no-decision. Sunday's outing will mark his second start of 2012.

Top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi will make his major-league debut for the Kansas City Royals. Odorizzi, who was a key piece of the deal that sent Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers, was 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA in Triple-A.

A win Sunday could propel the Indians out of last place in the AL Central. They are 62-90 on the season.

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