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Indians Face Padres Today; Carlos Carrasco Gets The Start For The Tribe

Fresh off of their first victory in six days yesterday against the Los Angeles Angels, the Indians are back in action this afternoon against the NL West’s San Diego Padres at 4:05 p.m.

Carlos Carrasco will get the start the Cleveland against the Padres’ Tim Stauffer, who has a record of 14-19 in 64 career games. Carrasco, on the other hand, has a career mark of 2-6 in twelve games with a 5.51 ERA.

Here are the lineups for today’s tilt in the Cactus League:

1) Michael Brantley (L) CF
2) Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3) Travis Buck (L) RF
4) Austin Kearns® LF
5) Matt LaPorta® 1B
6) Jack Hannahan (L) 3B
7) Paul Phillips® C
8) Adam Everett® SS
9) Carlos Carrasco® P

1) Eric Patterson (L) LF
2) Orlando Hudson (S) 2B
3) Brad Hawpe (L) 1B
4) Jesus Guzman® 3B
5) Nick Hundley® C
6) Cameron Maybin® CF
7) Chris Denorfia® RF
8) Kevin Frandsen® SS
9) Tim Stauffer® P

Nineteen more days and the games will start counting “for real”. But before then, the Indians will try to build on three days of much better pitching, after a forgettable stretch earlier in the week. Now if the offense could get untracked…

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