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Indians Vs. Marlins: Cleveland Faces Miami In Interleague Series

The Cleveland Indians will start an interleague series against the Miami Marlins on Friday at Progressive Field.

May 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (58) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
May 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (58) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians and Miami Marlins have similar records right now, but it's the Indians that are on a high going into their interleague series against each other at Progressive Field.

The Indians (22-16) are in first place in the AL Central, while the Marlins (20-18) are stuck in fourth in the NL East. Cleveland has a better record going in as well with four straight wins including a sweep of the Seattle Mariners. Miami isn't doing particularly bad but doesn't have a winning streak of that level going, with their last game a loss.

Cleveland will send out Jeanmar Gomez, he of a 2-2 record and 3.73 ERA, to the mound as they seek their fifth straight win. He will face off against Anibal Sanchez, who has a 2.28 ERA and has struck out loads of people this season so far; his 51/12 SO/BB rate is quite impressive.

The game will be at Progressive Field at 4:05 p.m. ET.

For more on the Cleveland Indians, head over to Let's Go Tribe. More on the Miami Marlins can be found over at FFish Stripes. More news and analysis on Major League Baseball can be found over at Baseball Nation, SB Nation's home for MLB.

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