Cleveland Guardians Probable Pitcher and Starting Lineup vs Boston Red Sox April 17

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Who is the Cleveland Guardians probable starting pitcher?

Ben Lively gets the call for the Cleveland Guardians in what will be his 2024 season debut. Lively came to Cleveland after returning to the major leagues last season with the Cincinnati Reds, finishing with a 5.38 ERA, 1.365 WHIP, and 9.7 strikeouts per nine in 19 appearances (88.2 innings).

Like most of the Guardians pitchers, there is not a lengthy track record against Boston's hitters, but the previous matchups have gone Lively's way. With just two hits in 13 at-bats, Jarren Duran and Masataka Yoshida are the only Red Sox players to register a hit against Lively. Rafael Devers (0-3), Triston Casas (0-2), Reese McGuire (0-2), and Emmanuel Valdez (0-2) are all hitless in matchups with Lively.

Who will the Cleveland Guardians lineup face?

The Red Sox will be turning to Tanner Houck as they look to get their first win of the series and avoid a potential four-game sweep scenario on Thursday. Houck's first two starts of the year were excellent, as he did not allow a run while striking out 17 batters in his first 12 innings to start the year, but it would not last. Houck would give up four runs (seven total) on 12 hits in 5.2 innings, while his strikeout total plummeted to just two. Granted, Houck's third start was his second consecutive against the Los Angeles Angels in less than a week, and that can lead to results like this, but it is still notable.

The Guardians only have 21 career at-bats against Houck, but they have been productive ones. With seven hits, including home runs from Josh Naylor and Jose Ramirez, Cleveland hitters see the ball very well against Houck. This could bode well for the Guardians as they look to secure their fifth series win in six tries to start the year.

Who is starting for the Cleveland Guardians today?

What channel is the Cleveland Guardians game on?

Wednesday's contest between the Cleveland Guardians and Boston Red Sox can be found on Bally Sports Great Lakes.

Where can I stream the Cleveland Guardians game?

The game can be streamed in market on Bally Sports + (subscription required) and out of market on MLB.TV (subscription required).

How do I listen to the Cleveland Guardians game on the radio?

The in market radio broadcast of today's game will be on 100.7 FM WMMS and AM 1100 WTAM. Today's radio broadcast can also be streamed through the MLB app for out of market fans or those without access to a radio.