Sep 1, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles (4) bows his head as Gob Bless America is song during the seventh inning stretch against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers: Line Ups 4/16/14

Indians Look to Change Fortunes Against Tigers

The Indians and Tigers will face off for the first time tonight. After finishing 4-15 against the Motor City Kitties in 2013, the Indians will be looking to get the 2014 season off on the right foot. It was their record against the Tigers that ended up costing them the AL Central and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. If you recall, the Indians finished one game behind the Tigers for the AL Central title in 2013.

After game one of this three game series was rained out, both teams will send Tuesday’s projected starters to the mound. For the Indians that will be Zach McAllister and his 2.31 ERA. He is coming off of a fantastic start against the Padres in which he went 8.2 innings and picked up the victory.

The Tigers will counter with 2013’s AL ERA leader, Anibal Sanchez. So far in 2014, Sanchez is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA. In his last start, Sanchez lasted 5 innings and allowed only one run in a no decision against the Dodgers.

Here are the Lineups for tonight’s game:



Important note from tonight’s lineup for the Indians. Lonnie Chisenhall is making his first appearance since returning from paternity leave. He is playing third base and slotted in at third base. Carlos Santana will be tonight’s DH. ALso for the Indians, Michael Bourn is making his triumphant return to the Indians lineup after missing the first two weeks with a bad hamstring. He will be in his customary lead of spot and be in center field.

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Roll Tribe.

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