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Series Preview 4/7-4/9: Cleveland Indians vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The Cleveland Indians are back in Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks just one week after departing Goodyear at the end of spring training.

Matchup

The Cleveland Indians (3-0) and Arizona Diamondbacks (3-1) will both look to continue their fast starts to the 2017 campaign this weekend at Chase Field. Historically, the Tribe has won nine of their 16 matchups with the D-Backs dating back to June 28, 2002, a game in which C.C. Sabathia earned the win. The two teams last converged in 2014 when Terry Francona's club split the four-game series.

Starting Pitchers

Game 1 (4/7): RHP Josh Tomlin (2017 debut) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (2017 debut)

Game 2 (4/8): RHP Trevor Bauer (2017 debut) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (0-0, 3.60)

Game 3 (4/9): RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 7.50) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (0-1, 4.50)

Friday Lineup - Indians

RF Carlos Santana (.417/.533/.833)

SS Francisco Lindor (.300/.429/.900)

LF Michael Brantley (.273/.273/.273)

1B Edwin Encarnacion (.167/.286/.417)

2B Jose Ramirez (.200/.333/.500)

3B Yandy Diaz (.250/.250/.333)

CF Tyler Naquin (.333/.333/.333)

C Yan Gomes (.000/.111/.000)

Friday Lineup - Diamondbacks

CF A.J. Pollock (.421/.450/.737)

RF David Peralta (.154/.214./462)

1B Paul Goldschmidt (.333/.444/.733)

3B Jake Lamb (.200/.294/.667)

LF Yasmany Tomas (.167/.167/.250)

2B Brandon Drury (.417/.417/.417)

C Chris Iannetta (.200/.200/.200)

SS Nick Ahmed (.400/.500/.600)

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.


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