The Cleveland Indian return home to progressive field tonight to take on the Washington Nationals. The Tribe will be sending their ace Justin Masterson to the mound, hoping that he can produce some magic to help the team find their 3rd win in a row.

The team is coming off one of their worst road trips of the season where they dropped 7 out of the 9 games they played. The team needs a solid home stand to get back into winning some baseball games.

The Indians are in second place in the A.L. central just a 1/2 game ahead of the 3rd place team and 4-1/2 games behind the first place team. The Indians face the Nationals who have a record of 33-32 on the season will be thinking they are coming onto a situation against the Indians that should be easy pickings for them.

That is not the case. The Tribe can win this series if they stay focused and play solid baseball. A lot of what happens is going to depend on Masterson tonight. If he can bring his good stuff to the mound tonight the Indians can compete against this Nationals team.

If Masterson starts to struggle and the Tribes offense doesn’t get him some run support we could be in trouble. The Indians need to get this series to stay in the race. It is dollar dog night and the Tribe should have some great fan support for this game….

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