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Indians Send Masterson Against The Cubs This Afternoon

Three weeks before the beginning of the 2011 season, and the Indians need to get the pitching staff under control, and soon. Having surrendered 41 runs in the last three games, the Tribe looks to Justin Masterson this afternoon against the Cubbies as 4-7 Cleveland takes on Chicago’s NL team.

Randy Wells gets the start for the 4-8 Cubs, whose roster includes ex-Indian Kerry Wood.

The lineup for the Tribe:

1) Michael Brantley (L) CF
2) Jayson Nix® 2B
3) Carlos Santana (S) C
4) Travis Hafner (L) DH
5) Matt LaPorta® 1B
6) Travis Buck (L) RF
7) Shelley Duncan® LF
8) Luis Valbuena (L) SS
9) Jason Donald® 3B

The Cubs will send this lineup against Masterson:

1) Kosuke Fukudome (L) RF
2) Reed Johnson® CF
3) Tyler Colvin (L) 1B
4) Aramis Ramirez® 3B
5) Lou Montanez® LF
6) Blake DeWitt (L) 2B
7) Darwin Barney® SS
8) Koyie Hill (S) C
9) Randy Wells® P

Gametime is at 3:05 p.m.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.