The Indians' rotation is set up for right-handers Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin and Justin Masterson to pitch the first three games of their four-game series. At that point, if everything holds up, the Rangers would have faced 20 straight right-handed pitchers since Buehrle.
The Rangers are 8-9 this season when facing a left-handed starter.
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