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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

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Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Pomeranz left his last outing after 3 1/3 frames with back spasms, but did not miss a start. The left-hander hasn't lost since June 11 and is 6-0 with a 2.30 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings since mid-June.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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In his last start, Kluber left the game in the sixth with a sprained ankle. Despite the injury, he picked up the win after allowing one run on six hits with four strikeouts against the Royals. He has gone 9-1 with a 1.84 ERA in his last 15 starts.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

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Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace will try to avenge a tough outing against the Indians on Aug. 1, when he gave up eight hits and seven run in five innings. In fact, Sale has had his share of troubles against Cleveland in his career, going 5-7 with a 4.81 ERA in 17 starts.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer went 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Royals his last time out, striking out four and allowing seven hits to earn his 12th win of the season. Bauer has posted a 1.51 ERA in his last six starts, and has not lost since July 16.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

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Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas gets the start in the first game of the three-game series in Cleveland. Vargas gave up six hits and four runs over 4 2/3 innings last Saturday in a 6-1 loss to the Tribe.

Ryan Merritt, LHP
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Merritt will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start against the Royals on Friday. In his last start, he allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits in 3 2/3 innings in the second game of a doubleheader against the Twins on Aug. 17.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

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Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel takes the mound for Game 2 of the series. The big right-hander was solid against the Indians last Sunday, giving up three runs over six innings in a 7-4 Royals win.

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

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To Be Announced

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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