The Indians begin a stretch of 17-games-in-17-days tonight in Texas. After a four-game series against the Rangers, they’ll travel to Kansas City, and Boston then come home to face the Angels and Tigers before they get another day off. It’s not the Battan Death March, but it’s a long haul. Here’s hoping everybody comes out on the other side none the worse for wear.
Tonight young Trevor Bauer (1-2, 3.63) faces off against Yu Darvish (5-2, 2.08). Both the Indians and Rangers have .500 records (30-30). One Indians player who traditionally has done well at Rangers Ballpark is Jason Giambi, who is batting .299/.434/.583 (1.016) in 74 career games there. He also has 20 career home runs there, the most of any visiting player. Any replays of September 24, 2013, would be most welcome.
In roster moves, Carlos Santana was activated from the 7-day DL. To make room on the roster, Jesus Aguilar was optioned to AAA Columbus.