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Series Preview 6/13-6/15: Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Interleague baseball returns to Progressive Field on Tuesday as the Indians and Dodgers play their first series since July of 2014.


The Cleveland Indians (31-29) and Los Angeles Dodgers (39-25) open a three-game set on Tuesday, their first meeting at Progressive Field since June 13-15, 2003. Both clubs advanced to the 2016 postseason and have similar aspirations for the culmination of the 2017 campaign. Edwin Encarnacion spearheaded the Tribe offense this past weekend, going 6-for-11 with two home runs, two doubles, four runs and four RBIs in a series victory over the White Sox. The Dodgers swept the Reds thanks to seven long balls, three of which came off the bat of rookie Cody Bellinger.

Starting Pitchers

Game 1 (6/13, 7:10 p.m.): RHP Trevor Bauer (5-5, 6.10) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-2, 2.20)

Game 2 (6/14, 7:10 p.m.): RHP Corey Kluber (5-2, 4.38) vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 3.28)

Game 3 (6/15, 12:10 p.m.): RHP Josh Tomlin (3-8, 5.73) vs. LHP Rich Hill (3-2, 3.77)

Projected Lineup - Indians

2B Jason Kipnis (.220/.265/.393)

SS Francisco Lindor (.259/.323/.496)

LF Michael Brantley (.289/.350/.418)

1B Carlos Santana (.218/.315/.397)

DH Edwin Encarnacion (.246/.354/.449)

3B Jose Ramirez (.284/.344/.472)

CF Austin Jackson (.286/.360/.492)

C Roberto Perez (.139/.222/.167)

RF Daniel Robertson (.267/.327/.378)

Projected Lineup - Dodgers

2B Chase Utley (.250/.356/.426)

SS Corey Seager (.279/.388/.473)

3B Justin Turner (.383/.456/.510)

1B Adrian Gonzalez (.255/.304/.339)

LF Cody Bellinger (.248/.322/.584)

CF Chris Taylor (.294/.383/.497)

C Yasmani Grandal (.270/.325/.444)

DH Logan Forsythe (.196/.319/.258)

RF Yasiel Puig (.234/.309/.402)

Disabled List - Indians

10-Day: RHP Danny Salazar (right shoulder soreness)

10-Day: OF Abraham Almonte (strained right biceps)

10-Day: OF Brandon Guyer (left wrist injury)

60-Day: RHP Cody Anderson (right elbow surgery)

Disabled List - Dodgers

10-Day: RHP Sergio Romo (sprained left ankle)

10-Day: LHP Adam Liberatore (left forearm tightness)

10-Day: OF Joc Pederson (concussion)

60-Day: OF Andrew Toles (torn right ACL)

60-Day: OF Rob Segedin (strained right great toe)

60-Day: OF Andre Ethier (herniated disc)

60-Day: LHP Scott Kazmir (sore hip)

60-Day: RHP Yimi Garcia (right elbow surgery)

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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