Indians home opener pregame notes

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar  

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The tarp has been on most of the day and the home opener is currently in a delay.

TWINS (1-2)

Brian Dozier 2B

Joe Mauer 1B

Josh Willingham LF

Chris Colabello DH

Trevor Plouffe 3B

Oswaldo Arcia RF

Kurt Suzuki C

Aaron Hicks CF

Pedro Florimon SS

Mike Pelfrey P — The right-hander is 1-0 in three previous starts against Cleveland with a 2.16 ERA.

Twins vs. Salazar: 1 for 2, HR, RBI; Mauer 0 for 2; Willingham 0 for 1; Plouffe 1 for 2, HR, 2 RBI; Arcia 1 for 1; Florimon 0 for 2.


Nyjer Morgan CF

Nick Swisher 1B

Jason Kipnis 2B

Carlos Santana 3B

Michael Brantley LF

Asdrubal Cabrera SS

David Murphy RF

Yan Gomes C

Lonnie Chisenhall DH

Danny Salazar P — The right-hander is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA against the Twins.

Indians vs. Pelfrey: Morgan 4 for 22, RBI; Swisher 3 for 14; Kipnis 1 for 9, RBI; Santana 1 for 6; Brantley 1 for 6; Cabrera 2 for 8; Murphy 0 for 4; Gomes 0 for 3; Chisenhall 2 for 6.

Number of the Day: 3 — Grand slams that the Indians have hit against the Twins in home openers. They were by Travis Fryman (2002), Travis Hafner (’04) and Casey Blake (’06).

Notes: The Twins dropped 2 out of 3 in Chicago to open the season. … Manager Ron Gardenhire is one win away from 1,000. … The Indians are 58-55 in home openers and 10-10 at Jacobs/Progressive Field. They have lost five straight home openers.