Thursday's Twins-Cleveland projected Opening Day lineups


1. Max Kepler, RF

20 home runs last season

2. Jorge Polanco, SS

Career .749 OPS

3. Nelson Cruz, DH

360 career home runs

4. Eddie Rosario, LF

40 assists in four seasons

5. C.J. Cron, 1B

30 homers in 2018 for Rays

6. Marwin Gonzalez, 3B

Won ’17 Series in Houston

7. Jonathan Schoop, 2B

78 homers past 3 seasons

8. Jason Castro, C

Back after knee surgery

9. Byron Buxton, CF

Hit .410 in spring training

SP: Jose Berrios

First Opening Day start


Cleveland Indians

1. Leonys Martin, CF

4th-most active OF assists

2. Jake Bauers, LF

Hit .201 for Rays last year

3. Jose Ramirez, 3B

39 HR, 105 RBI in 2018

4. Carlos Santana, 1B

24 HR last year for Phillies

5. Hanley Ramirez, DH

Enters his 15th season

6. Tyler Naquin, RF

Third, ’16 AL rookie voting

7. Brad Miller, 2B

In for injured Jason Kipnis

8. Roberto Perez, C

Yan Gomes traded to Nats

9. Eric Stamets, SS

Major league debut today

SP: Corey Kluber

Two-time Cy Young winner