The Cleveland Indians will attempt to halt a six-game losing streak on Tuesday night at Safeco Field, as Manny Acta will give the ball to Roberto Hernandez for the second game in a three-game set with the Mariners.
Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Hernandez gave up eight runs (five earned) over six innings in his 2012 debut last Wednesday in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran right-hander will need to be much more consistent with his location on Tuesday, however, as he will take on Seattle ace and perennial Cy Young contender Felix Hernandez in what could go down as a pitcher's duel.
Seattle's Hernandez tossed a jaw-dropping perfect game in his last outing to become the third major-league pitcher to achieve the feat in 2012. He now has his sights on Cleveland's skidding offense to extend his hitless streak further.
Here are the starting lineups for Tuesday's game:
Roberto Hernandez, SP
3. Kyle Seager, 3B
4. John Jaso, C
7. Justin Smoak, 1B
Felix Hernandez, SP