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Indians Turn to Bieber to Try and Wrap Up a Sweep of the Angels at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND – The Indians will look to complete a three-game sweep this afternoon as they host the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field.

The Tribe has scored seven runs in each of the first two games of the series, winning 7-3 on Friday night, and 7-2 on Saturday night.

Sunday afternoon the team will go with All-Star game MVP Shane Bieber, who comes into action today with a mark of 10-4 and an ERA of 3.40.

Bieber threw well in his last outing, but made just a couple mistakes the cost him and the team as Justin Verlander shut down the Indians in a 2-0 Astros win Monday night.

Things should be a bit better on Sunday against the Angels, who enter play with a mark of 56-56.

How good have the Tribe been against the Angels here at Progressive Field? How about 14-1 in their last 15 home games against Los Angeles.

The Angels will throw out right-hander Jaime Barria (4-4, 6.28 ERA), who allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in five innings of a 7-2 setback versus Detroit on Monday.

Here’s the Indians lineup:

SS Francisco Lindor
CF Oscar Mercado
1B Carlos Santana
RF Yasiel Puig
3B Jose Ramirez
DH Franmil Reyes
2B Jason Kipnis
C Roberto Perez
LF Jordan Luplow

Here’s the lineup for Los Angeles:

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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