Dan Haren (7-4, 3.83) vs. Corey Kluber (7-5, 3.09).
The Dodgers throw Dan Haren, a starter with a 7-4 record and an ERA in the 3s. So the Indians counter with a pitcher with almost the same win-loss record, also with an ERA in the 3s! Pretty Kluber move, if you asked me.
Haren is 2-0 with a 4.98 ERA in his last four starts, which doesn't bode well. Kluber has not lost to the NL, spanning six career starts (and a 2.29 ERA).
With San Francisco idle and the Dodgers locked in a tie with the Giants for first place in the West, tonight's game determines whether we move into first alone, or lose our grip on first place after only one day. But rather than dwell on our NL West fate, let's make sure we're taking time to consider the racial insensitivity of our opponent's team name.
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