Cleveland Indians: Previewing the series against the Royals

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The Cleveland Indians are playing some great baseball, and they’ll look to continue that trend against the lowly Kansas City Royals.

Another wonderful weekend series comes to us, this time the Cleveland Indians will be on the road for it. The second road trip of the year for the Tribe rolls on as they head to play the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

This weekend should give us some interesting action as the Indians will be sending a new starter to the mound on Saturday due to the injury to Mike Clevinger. But the Indians will carry on and look to continue their hot stretch of hitting.

Projected Lineups

Cleveland Indians (8-4): CF Leonys Martin, 3B Jose Ramirez, LF Jake Bauers, 1B Carlos Santana, DH Hanley Ramirez, RF Tyler Naquin, C Roberto Perez, 2B Brad Miller, SS Eric Stamets

Kansas City Royals (2-10): 2B Whit Merrifield, SS Adalberto Mondesi, LF Alex Gordon, RF Jorge Soler, 1B Ryan O’Hearn, 3B Hunter Dozier, DH Lucas Duda, C Martin Maldonado, CF Chris Owings

There’s a chance that we will see Carlos Gonzales and Jason Kipnis return for the Indians this weekend. It’s a stretch but a possibility. If they aren’t back for this series, they should in Seattle next week.

As for the Royals, well… who are these guys? These aren’t your dad’s Royals, they aren’t even the Royals from two years ago. The lineup is a shell of itself, to say the least.