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Cleveland Indians prepare to face Kansas City

Posted: 7:03 PM, Jul 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-03 19:03:53-04
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Mike Clevinger hopes a matchup against Kansas City can help him get right.

After his masterful start to the season was cut short by a back injury, the Indians right-hander has had a lousy go of it.

Over two starts since returning, he’s allowed 12 runs in 6 1/3 innings, including a seven-run mishap against the lowly Orioles last time out.

Cleveland is on the AL postseason bubble, and Clevinger’s status could influence the team’s direction at the trade deadline.