On the mound for the Yankees is Brandon McCarthy. McCarthy has been very impressive ( 4-0 2.08 ERA ) since coming to the Yankees in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his last outing, McCarthy stymied the Tigers offense holding them to one unearned run. This was arguably his best start as a Yankees because he managed to pitch well without his best stuff.
This afternoon, McCarthy will face a struggling Indians lineup. In his last start against the Indians, McCarthy gave up one earned run in 6 2/3 innings. Nick Swisher has hit McCarthy well. (6-for-14 with two home runs ) McCarthy is 6-4 in his career against the Tribe. On the mound for the Indians is righty, Corey Kluber.
Kluber has been one of the best pitchers in the American league this year. ( 12-6 2.55 ERA ) He is third in the American league in strikeouts and second in wins. In two starts against the Yankees, Kluber is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA. None of these current Yankees have faced Kluber a lot.