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Cleveland Indians: Previewing the 2 game set at Wrigley

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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 25: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Albert Almora Jr. #5 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 25: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Albert Almora Jr. #5 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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The Cleveland Indians return to Wrigley Field for the first time since 2016 to wrap up the series vs the Cubs.

The Indians are heading up to Chicago to take on a familiar foe. Instead of their usual trips to the south side, they head to Wrigleyville for a date with the Chicago Cubs. This is sure to a be fun series as both teams are trying to find their groove. The Cubs sit at 25-19 yet they are third in the tight NL Central race. Meanwhile the Indians are the disgusting couch that your dad sees sitting on the side of the dumpster and says “we can still use this baby if no one else will!” The dumpster is the rest of the AL Central.

The last time these teams faced off they split two games in Cleveland. The last of which is when Andrew Miller got hurt and things started going downhill for the Tribe. Cleveland has gone 9-14 since that last meeting. Their most recent loss was at the hands of the Houston Astros, whom they will see again this weekend.

Here’s how these teams stack up

Projected lineups

Cleveland Indians (22-23) vs Chicago Cubs (25-19)

Cleveland Indians: SS Francisco Lindor, LF Michael Brantley, 3B Jose Ramirez, 1B Edwin Encarnacion, C Yan Gomes, RF Melky Cabrera, 2B Jason Kipnis, CF Rajai Davis, P Bauer/Plutko

Chicago Cubs: 2B Ben Zobrist, CF Albert Almora Jr, 3B Kris Bryant, 1B Anthony Rizzo, SS Addison Russel, C Wilson Contreras, 2B Javier Baez, LF Kyle Schwarber, RF Jason Heyward, P Chatwood/Lester

In case you missed it on Sunday, Melky Cabrera has made it back to the majors with the Indians. He made a pretty great throw to Jose Ramirez.

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The Chicago Cubs have Ben Zobrist hitting in the leadoff spot now because why not. The Cubs have used a different lineup in each of their last five games. But they’re 25-19, so if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Also Kris Bryant is batting .319 with six long-balls in May. That it pretty dang good.

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