The Indians finished the month of April with a record of 16-12, the best start in the Terry Francona era.
Considering the injuries, pitching struggles, offensive slumps, overall the Indians find themselves in a good spot heading into May.
The Indians are a 1.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins who are 17-10 on the season.
Tonight the Tribe will take on the Miami Marlins for the final time this season.
They are 2-1 against them this season.
They split the first series in Cleveland and they will look to get a quick two game sweep in Miami.
Miami comes into this game with a record of 8-21.
They are in last place of the National League East and eight games out of first place.
Righty Corey Kluber will be on the mound for the Indians tonight.
He has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 5.81 on the season. In the six games he has started, it has been a roller coaster for Kluber.
Some starts he looks like his dominant Cy Young self.
Other days he struggling to find his command and locate the strike zone.
Kluber will look to make it with a two wins in the last three games.
The Marlins will send LHP Caleb Smith to the mound tonight.
Smith is 2-0 on the season with an ERA of 2.17. This is the best start to Smith’s career.
As a short sample size, it seems like the southpaw pitcher has found something with his command and pace during the game. He is a 27-year-old ascending pitcher for Miami.
Starting 9 for the Indians: