After losing five of their first six meetings with the Detroit Tigers, the Cleveland Indians (6-11) will get a visit from the American League champion Kansas City Royals.
Cleveland is off to a 6-11 start, but the Tribe has only played five home games. They will host the Royals tonight at 6:05, with Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (0-2) looking for his first win.
The Indians will finally get a break from the high-powered Tigers' offense, but they must deal with the solid fundamentals and strong defense of the Royals, who will send Jason Vargas (1-1) to the mound tonight.
The Tribe will send Trevor Bauer (2-0) against Kansas City's Jeremy Guthrie (1-1) on Tuesday night. Danny Salazar (2-0) will pitch on Wednesday night for Cleveland against Yordano Ventura (2-1).
Toronto will finish Progressive Field for a four-game series from Thursday through Sunday, so maybe the Indians can use some time at home to dig out of their early hole.Read more... Join the Conversation...