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

Matchup

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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