Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/8/14
The Indians' schedule included only eight home games in the month of June, and they've already played them. Following an off day Thursday, they will conclude the month with a 10-game trip to Houston, the New York Yankees and Baltimore.It will be an important trip for the Indians, who despite all the road games this month have managed to climb into first place in the AL Central. They hit the road after going 4-2 on a homestand that concluded with a three-game sweep of Cincinnati.The Indians' recent surge coincides with improvement from the rotation, specifically Nos. 1 and 2 starters Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez. Masterson was masterful Wednesday against the Reds, pitching a three-hitter.Jimenez will be on the mound Friday when the Indians open a three-game series against the Astros in Houston. He has slowly shown signs of coming out of his season-long slump. On May 27, he had an ERA of 5.79. However, in three starts since then, he has a 2.75 ERA.The Indians need both Masterso...
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