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Cleveland Indians: Previewing the inter-league matchup against the Brewers

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Probable Pitchers

RHP Corey Kluber (CLE) vs LHP Wade Miley (MIL)

Corey Kluber had a human outing in his last start against Texas. He allowed three solo home-runs and only struck out eight. Thankfully for Kluber, the Indians lit up the scoreboard in that particular game.

This will be the first time in his career that he starts against the Brewers. Kluber has a remarkable WHIP of 0.78. He’s only allowing an average of seven men on base per game. He has also worked two complete games and almost a third against Seattle a few weeks ago.

Wade Miley made his Brewers debut in his last start. He earned the win allowing only one earned run in six innings. Miley did lead the MLB in walks with 93 last season. Last year with the Orioles he faced the Cleveland Indians twice, going 0-2 with an ERA of 6.75. In fact, Miley has only beaten Cleveland once in five starts against them.

RHP Carlos Carrasco (CLE) vs RHP Junior Guerra (MIL)

Carlos Carrasco got off to a great start in 2018, but his last two starts have been anything but. In his last two starts he is 0-1 with an ERA of 10.80 in only 8.1 innings. There have been reports that Carrasco tweaked his back. That may have played into the poor performance in his last two outings.

If that is a lingering injury, it could be detrimental to the Tribe rotation. We’ll have to keep an eye on him in this next outing against a team he has never faced. On the bright side, Carrasco is known for his dominance on the road so maybe this could be a turnaround for him.

Junior Guerra was another pitcher off to a great start until his last outing. Against the Pirates Guerra allowed five earned runs and two homers. He has only started one game where he went to at least six innings, and that was in a one run loss to the Cubs. Guerra is another pitcher in this series who has yet to face his opposition.