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Jimenez and Indians Face Deduno and Twins in Series Opener

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Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7, 4.00 ERA) battles Samuel Deduno (7-7, 3.82 ERA) while the Indians (69-58) begin a three-game series with the Twins (56-70) on Friday night at Progressive Field. First pitch is at 7:05pm EDT and FSN-N and STO will provide coverage of the game.

Jimenez is searching for his 10th win of the season and has a 2-2 record with a 3.26 ERA in his career vs. the Twins. Deduno has his sights set on his 10th quality start of the season and has a 2-2 record with a 4.50 ERA vs. the Indians in his career. Cleveland holds the advantage 7-5 over Minnesota in head-to-head meetings this year. The Indians are coming off a victory over the Angels 3-1, while the Twins defeated the Tigers 7-6. The Indians lineup should be more effective against a Twins pitching staff that has limited them to a .239 average with 10 home runs this season.


Indians Offense
GradePlayerPOSPABARHRRBISB
B+89.1R. RaburnRF224.2723315410
B84.6J. Kipnis2B514.28565157223
B83.9Y. GomesC211.297288282
C+77.0M. BrantleyLF491.2755885812
C76.7C. SantanaC494.2625615542
C76.3M. AvilesSS312.266477338
C74.6M. BournCF438.2715653918
C73.1D. StubbsRF399.2404884014
C72.4N. Swisher1B485.2435615430
C-71.4A. CabreraSS425.237519467
D+69.7J. GiambiDH183.190198290
D+67.4L. Chisenhall3B250.222237281

Twins Offense
GradePlayerPOSPABARHRRBISB
C76.3J. Morneau1B517.2685315720
C73.2B. Dozier2B471.24456125210
C72.7O. ArciaRF294.2572610321
C72.2C. HerrmannC105.233103140
C-71.6J. WillinghamLF361.2143712431
C-70.9R. DoumitDH431.2443911491
D+69.6T. Plouffe3B381.2313412422
D+68.6W. RamirezLF74.2795060
D+68.3P. FlorimonSS344.216388369
D65.3C. ColabelloDH100.2119480
D65.3D. BernierSS49.2255032
D63.9C. ThomasRF256.224304131

Indians Pitching
GradePlayerIPWLERAWHIPK
B84.8J. Masterson182.11493.501.20182
B83.7D. Salazar23.0113.520.9629
B82.6C. Perez43.2523.301.2140
C+77.6Z. McAllister97.2673.591.3474
C75.8B. Shaw56.2233.811.2555
C74.1U. Jimenez128.1974.001.45123
C73.3S. Kazmir119.0764.391.33107
C-71.7M. Albers48.1313.351.4128
F36.1C. Carrasco40.0147.421.9026

Twins Pitching
GradePlayerIPWLERAWHIPK
A-91.9G. Perkins50.2202.310.9761
B82.1A. Albers30.0213.000.8711
B-80.6M. Tonkin2.10.001.712
C+77.3A. Swarzak78.1122.871.1658
C74.1S. Deduno99.0773.821.3557
C-70.9R. Pressly60.2333.861.3442
D66.0K. Correia147.18104.521.4581
F58.3M. Pelfrey121.15105.191.5471

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