MLB

more stats

American League Preview from The Sports Network



Tuesday, April 29th (All times Eastern)

Cleveland Indians (11-15) at LA Angels of Anaheim (12-13), 10:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cleveland - Corey Kluber (2-2, 3.90) LA Angels - Jered Weaver (1-2, 4.11)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Kluber tries to follow up the first complete game of his career on Tuesday when the Cleveland Indians continue a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium.

Kluber went the distance to beat the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, as he struck out 11 and limited them to just an unearned run and four hits to even his record at 2-2, while lowering his ERA to 3.90.

The right-hander became the first Indians pitcher (and seventh since at least 1914) to have at least 11 strikeouts with no earned runs or walks in a complete game since Len Barker did so on May 15, 1981.

"It was nice," said Kluber, who has never faced the Angels. "I really wasn't trying to make a bigger deal out of it than going out there and trying to get three more outs. Maybe that's why it worked out."

Los Angeles, meanwhile, will turn to its ace, right-hander Jered Weaver, who is 1-2 on the year with a 4.11 ERA. Weaver did not get a decision on Wednesday in Washington, as he held the Nationals to a run and seven hits in six innings.

Weaver was in line for the win only to see the bullpen implode for four runs in the ninth.

"I'll have five days," Weaver said. "That's what (stinks) about being a starting pitcher. You can't come back the next day and redeem yourself and pick up that win. It'll be a tough one for five days, but I'll go back out there and keep battling and keep competing like I do. Hopefully, the chips fall in place."

Weaver is 7-3 lifetime against the Indians with a 3.05 ERA in 16 starts.

In Monday's opener, Mike Trout hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and the Angels beat the Indians, 6-3.

Raul Ibanez laced a two-run triple to cap a three-run rally in the eighth that began when J.B. Shuck reached base on an error by Indians first baseman Nick Swisher.

Erick Aybar also added a two-run double for the Angels, who snapped a two-game skid in the opener of their nine-game homestand.

Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer for the Indians, who have lost four in a row.

Justin Masterson (0-1) got his first decision of the season in his sixth start. He allowed seven hits and two walks in his 7 1/3 innings, striking out five.

"I thought Masterson was pretty good. He deserved to be out there in the eighth inning," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "He had handled Ibanez so well but it didn't work out tonight."

Left-hander Tyler Skaggs went seven innings, striking out six and giving up three runs on four hits and a walk, but Fernando Salas (2-0) picked up the win with a scoreless eighth.

Cleveland was 4-2 versus the Angels last season.

04/29 10:30:26 ET

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Virginia at Syracuse

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • NHL Hurricanes at Chicago

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCCU
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CAR
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
1:05pm Today
MIA
FIU
 
1:05pm Today
DET
FLASO
 
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
Final
BOS 101
GSW 106
Final
IND 94
PHI 74
Final
SAC 99
POR 110
Final
LAL 101
OKC 108
Final
DEN 92
NOP 99
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
GSW
 
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
PHO
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LAC
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
NOP
 
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
Final
WAKE 69
PITT 66
Final
STAN 70
OREG 73
Final
OSU 65
PURD 61
Final
COL 87
ARST 81
Final
UCLA 72
WASU 67
7:00pm Tonight
TEX
BAY
 
7:00pm Tonight
SYR
UVA
 
7:30pm Tonight
NCAT
COOK
 
7:30pm Tonight
SHSU
CARK
 
7:30pm Tonight
DELST
HAMP
 
7:30pm Tonight
HOW
NORST
 
7:30pm Tonight
NWST
SELA
 
8:00pm Tonight
STEPH
INCWORD
 
8:00pm Tonight
MCNST
LAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
NO
NICST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKPB
JST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAST
PVU
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAAM
TXSOU
 
9:00pm Tonight
VT
BC
 
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
GRAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
ISU
OKLA
 
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
Final
PIT 5
CLB 3
Final
FLA 4
TAM 3
Final
WAS 4
TOR 0
Final
DAL 1
ANA 3
Final
VAN 6
STL 5
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
NAS
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CAR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
MON