7/4: Indians vs. A's
A happy Independence Day to you and yours. Before you blow some stuff up, you can watch today’s 1:05 p.m. ET game on WTAM and STO.
The bad news from pregame is that Shin-Soo Choo will miss the next six to eight weeks with a right thumb sprain that might require surgery. So it’s Trevor Crowe in left, Michael Brantley in center and Austin Kearns in right today, and it will remain that way for a while.
Also today, Fausto Carmona, who gets today’s start, was announced as the Tribe’s lone representative at next week’s All-Star Game.
INDIANS (32-48): CF Brantley, 2B Nix, C Santana, DH Hafner, RF Kearns, 3B Peralta, 1B LaPorta, LF Crowe, SS Hernandez. RHP Fausto Carmona (7-6, 3.68).
ATHLETICS (40-42): CF Crisp, 1B Barton, RF Sweeney, DH Cust, 2B Ellis, LF Gross, 3B Rosales, C Powell, SS Pennington. RHP Vin Mazzaro (3-2, 4.25).