Found May 04, 2012 on Burning River Baseball:
The Indians series win against the White Sox in Chicago ensured their continued hold over first place in the AL Central. The Tribe are currently 1.5 games ahead of Detroit and 2 games above the Chi Sox. Cleveland will need that two game lead as they head into a series with the team with the second best record in the Majors, the Texas Rangers. The Indians have struggled mightily with the Rangers over the last few years, losing 9 of their 10 matchups in 2011 and four of six in 2010. They may have some trouble reversing history as a few important Indians are still battling injuries (Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner and Johnny Damon). On the other hand, the Tribe bullpen is in top shape and the pitching matchups look favorable so the Indians are in their best position to hold back the potent Rangers offense. May 4th, 7:05 EST: Colby Lewis, RHP, 3-0, 1.93 ERA vs Jeanmar Gomez, 1-1, 2.35 ERA Jeanmar Gomez will have to be just about perfect in this matchup to beat the Texas ace. Lewis ...
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