Bring on the second half! The Indians should be well rested coming off their four day vacation (except for Jason Kipnis who only had three days off). The Indians will start the second half just 1.5 games behind Detroit and in a good position to make a move, playing their next two series and four of their next five series against teams below .500. Minnesota is on the slate first and the Indians have fared well against the Twins so far this year, with wins in each of their first two series. The Indians also come into this series with a four game winning streak and Jason Kipnis riding high off his spectacular All-Star Game appearance.
Game 1: Friday, July 19th 8:10 PM EDT
Scott Kazmir, LHP, 5-4, 4.60 ERA vs Mike Pelfrey, RHP, 4-7, 5.55 ERA
Kazmir earned the first start of the second half with five straight decent games, including a dominating start against Kansas City last time out. Kazmir has vastly improved this season, but is still the Indians most unpredictably starter, ...