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Cleveland Indians: Previewing the weekend series against Baltimore

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The team with the worst record in baseball is making a quick stop at Progressive Field to take on the Cleveland Indians this weekend.

We’re going streaking! The Cleveland Indians have found themselves in the midst of a five-game winning streak with a chance to extend it against the lowly Baltimore Orioles. The O’s have the worse record in the MLB and have a losing record against nearly every team they’ve faced this year.

The Indians took three of the four games these teams played in Baltimore early in the season. These Orioles have haven’t had a division lead at any point this season, although they have somehow remained very competitive against their division foes, the New York Yankees. I happen to find that to be extremely hilarious.

The Indians have a good chance of extending their winning streak into their series with the Boston Red Sox that is coming up next week. That would give them some serious momentum when it comes to taking on the best team in baseball. But for now, here is how the Indians match up with the O’s.

Projected Lineups

Baltimore Orioles (36-85) vs. Cleveland Indians (69-51)

Baltimore Orioles: 2B Jonathan Villar, SS Tim Beckham, RF Adam Jones, DH Mark Trumbo, LF Trey Mancini, 1B Chris Davis, 3B Renato Nunez, CF Cedric Mullins, C Caleb Joseph

Cleveland Indians: SS Francisco Lindor, LF Michael Brantley, 3B Jose Ramirez, 1B Yonder Alonso, RF Melky Cabrera, 2B Jason Kipnis, C Yan Gomes, DH Yandy Diaz, CF Greg Allen

The first thing you may notice about the Baltimore lineup is that they are bad. But seriously, they have Adam Jones in RF due to Anthony Santander being on the DL. I think, I don’t really know. I had to look up why Jones was in right field and it’s honestly perplexing.

As for the Indians lineup. #FreeYandy #FreeYandy #FreeYandy #FreeYandy #FreeYandy. I listed him as the DH in this post in hopes that manager Terry Francona will get some form of ringing in his years to use him. Let’s hope it works, guys.

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