Dan Haren and the Angels look to slow down the red-hot Cleveland Indians in the second game of their 3-game series Tuesday night. The Indians, winners of 8-straight, are in the midst of their longest winning in three seasons will face a Halo club looking to get over .500 for the first time since their opening day win in Kansas City. Last night's 4-0 loss was the first time the Angels have been shutout this season after averaging almost 4 runs a game in their first 10 games.
Haren (2-0, 1.15), making his third start of the season, had his start pushed back a day after pitching an inning of relief and picking up the win in Saturday's 14-inning win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In his previous start, he went 7.2 innings giving up 4 hits while striking out six. In over 15 innings this season, Haren has shown excellent control as he has yet to issue a base on balls. Haren is 2-2 in eight career starts against Cleveland, with a 4.93 ERA.
The AL Central division-leading Indians (8-2) turn to Fausto Carmona (0-1, 9.00) to increase their winning streak. In Carmona's two starts this season, he has shown to be somewhat inconsistent. In last Thursday's 1-0 win over the struggling Boston Red Sox he gave up just two hits in 7 innings, however, on opening day against the White Sox, Carmona allowed 10 runs in 3 innings. Carmona had one start against the Angels in 2010, getting a no-decision after going 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on four hits. In 4 career starts against the Angels, Carmona is 0-2 with a 2.52 ERA.
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