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Indians Vs. Tigers Starting Lineups: Cleveland Eyeing 3-Game Sweep

After a brutal 1-15 record to close out the month of August, the Cleveland Indians have a chance to pull off a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night with another hard-fought victory.

Manny Acta's team picked up quality starts from pitchers Corey Kluber and Justin Masterson in the first two meetings to open the week, and will hope that right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez can put the finishing touches on the series with a dominant performance on Wednesday.

Although Jimenez has struggled lately and now sports a 5.46 ERA to go with 14 losses, the 28-year-old strikeout artist is 2-1 with a 3.75 ERA in four starts against the Tigers this season. He will hope to get the better of Detroit's 6'8" hurler Doug Fister in the series finale, as the two starters will both enter in search of their first victory since mid-August.

Here are the starting lineups for the final game of the series:

Indians
1. Shin-Soo Choo - RF
2. Jason Kipnis - 2B
3. Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
4. Carlos Santana - C
5. Michael Brantley - CF
6. Cord Phelps - DH
7. Matt LaPorta - 1B
8. Ezequiel Carrera - LF
9. Jason Donald - 3B
Ubaldo Jimenez - SP

Tigers
1. Austin Jackson - CF
2. Andy Dirks - LF
3. Miguel Cabrera - 3B
4. Prince Fielder - 1B
5. Delmon Young - DH
6. Brennan Boesch - RF
7. Jhonny Peralta - SS
8. Alex Avila - C
9. Omar Infante - 2B
Doug Fister - SP

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