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Indians Vs. Angels: Cleveland Starts Home Series Against Los Angeles

Jered Weaver and the LA Angels will travel to Cleveland to face off with the hot Indians in a three game series starting on Monday.

June 27, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
June 27, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

After a good finish against the Baltimore Orioles in their four game series over the weekend, the Cleveland Indians will be looking to try and get more good results above a top AL squad when they host the LA Angels starting on Monday.

Unfortunately, one of their toughest tasks will be Game 1 -- if the pitching match up is any indication. Last year's starter in the All-Star Game and possible 2012 starter Jered Weaver will take the mound for the Angels. Weaver has been dominant all season long with an 8-1 record and 2.31 ERA. He's also never lost a game at Progressive Field, with a 4-0 record in Cleveland all time.

He'll face Ubaldo Jimenez from the Indians, who is having a solid but nowhere near All-Star caliber season. He sits currently with a 7-6 record and 4.69 ERA. He'll need to curtail his walks in Monday's match up if he wants to keep up with Weaver -- the Angels starter has a 66 to 18 K/BB ratio while Jimenez has a far less impressive 65 to 53 clip.

The game will be at Progressive Field at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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