The Cleveland Indians look to avoid their 10th straight loss as they face off against the New York Yankees on Saturday, August 25. Not much can be said about the Indians' performance in recent weeks as they have the potential to hit their second 10-game losing streak in just one month. Since July 27, the Tribe has lost 22 of 26 while being outscored by 89 runs. It is certainly a sad state of affairs in all of Wahoo-land.
The Indians will send "ace" Justin Masterson to the mound to battle the mighty New York offense. Masterson is also the last Cleveland pitcher to earn a win, coming back on August 13 against the Los Angeles Angels. Pair that with Masterson's 2-2 record with a 2.81 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees, and that may be the closest thing to hope the Indians have this evening.
The Cleveland Indians will take on the New York Yankees at Progressive Field located in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7:05 p.m. EDT.
Justin Masterson (9-11, 4.73 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda (12-8, 2.96ERA).
Cleveland enters the game with a 54-71 record and in fourth place in the American League Central. They are 30-30 when playing at home and have won one of their last 10 games.
New York comes into the matchup with a 73-52 record and in first place in the American League East. They are 34-28 when playing on the road and have won five of their last 10 games.
The season series is currently stands at 4-0 in favor of the Yankees.
Where to watch or listen:
In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.
Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).
The batting statistic leaders:
Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .291 batting average, Shin-Soo Choo- 15 home runs, Jason Kipnis- 62 runs batted in.
New York: Derek Jeter- .325 batting average, Curtis Granderson- 32 home runs, Mark Teixeira- 80 runs batted in.
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