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Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees series preview, pitching matchups

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Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees series preview, pitching matchups

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Here is the preview and pitching matchups for the Indians' series against the Yankees.

Where/when: Progressive Field, Thursday through Sunday.
TV/radio: SportsTime Ohio will televise Thursday, Friday and Sunday's games. MLB Network will carry Thursday and Friday's games, while FOX will do Saturday's game and TBS will do Sunday's game. WTAM/1100 and WMMS/FM 100.7 will broadcast the series.

Pitching matchups and starting times: RHP Luis Severino (14-2, 2.12) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (12-4, 2.49) Thursday at 7:10 p.m.; RHP Domingo German (2-4, 5.06) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (4-1, 3.47) Friday at 7:10 p.m.; LHP CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.34) vs. RHP Mike Clevinger (7-4, 3.34) Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-2, 4.68) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (8-6, 2.30) Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

Series: The Yankees lead the Indians, 3-0, this season. Yankees lead the Indians overall, 1,101-867.

Hot pitchers: Bauer, one of the Tribe's five All-Stars, is 4-3 in his last eight starts, but has a 1.90 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 57 innings. Severino leads the big leagues with 14 wins and has won his last five starts for New York.

Hot hitters: All-Star Jose Ramirez, hitting .364 (4-for-11) against the Yankees this season, and Albert Belle are the only Indians to hit as many as 27 homers before the All-Star break. Aaron Hicks has six homers and 10 RBI in his last 13 games for the Yankees.
Team updates: The Indians were swept in a three-game series by the Yankees in May at Yankee Stadium as the bullpen gave it up twice in the late innings. The Indians ended a four-game losing streak and avoided a three-game sweep by the Reds on Wednesday night with a 19-4 win. The Yankees, with a win over  Baltimore on Wednesday night, have won seven of their last 11 games.

Disabled list: Yankees - OF Jacoby Ellsbury (right oblique, left hip, back), RHP Ben Heller (right elbow), LHP Jordan Montgomery (left elbow), C Gary Sanchez (right groin) and 2B Gleyber Torres (right hip) are on the disabled list.

Indians - RHP Josh Tomlin (right hamstring), OF Lonnie Chisenhall (left calf), RHP Evan Marshall (right elbow), LHP Andrew Miller (right knee), RHP Nick Goody (right elbow), LHP Ryan Merritt (left shoulder), RHP Danny Salazar (right shoulder) and RHP Cody Anderson (right elbow) are on the disabled list.

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