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  • Series preview: Indians at Astros

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  • WHERE Minute Made Park
    WHEN Friday, 8:05; Saturday, 7:05; Sunday, 2:05
    PROBABLE PITCHERS Friday, RHP Brett Myers (0-2, 8.82) vs. RHP Lucas Harrell (0-2, 5.63); Saturday, LHP Scott Kazmir (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Philip Humber (0-3, 2.89); Sunday, RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2, 11.25) vs. LHP Erik Bedard (0-1, 7.04)
    NOTABLE This begins a 10-game, 11-day road trip for the Indians. ... This is the first meeting between the Indians and Astros with Houston as a member of the American League. ... The Indians lost two of three games in Houston last year during interleague play, marking just the second series for Cleveland at Minute Made Park since it opened in 2000. ... The Astros are the only major league team that 42-year-old Indians DH Jason Giambi hasn’t homered against. ... Myers spent two and a half seasons with the Astros before being traded to the White Sox midway through last year. ... This is Kazmir’s first MLB start since April 3, 2011. He spent all of last year pitching in an independent league. ... Humber hasn’t earned a win since July 28, 2012. He is 0-2 with an 8.74 ERA in seven career appearances (five starts) against the Indians. ... Michael Brantley is batting .353 on the road this season. ... Jimenez didn’t survive the second inning in his last start. In his last two starts (both losses) he has allowed 14 runs on nine hits and eight walks in six innings. On a bright note, Jimenez is 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA in six career starts against Houston. That includes 6 2/3 scoreless innings last year in a win against the Astros on June 22. Harrell threw seven innings of one-run ball but took the loss in that game. ... Bedard recorded one out and allowed six runs in his last start. He had allowed no runs and two hits in his previous 7.1 innings.
    UP NEXT Indians at White Sox, Monday-Wednesday.

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