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Left turn: Indians start Carlos Santana in left for Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Santana will grab his outfielder's glove for Game 3 of the World Series. He may want ear plugs, too.

Cleveland's designated hitter, who has played catcher, third and first base in his career, will start in left at Wrigley Field for the Indians on Friday night, a risky move manager Terry Francona was forced to make in order to keep the switch-hitting slugger in the lineup.

Santana has only played four innings in left in his seven seasons with Cleveland, and that was back in 2012. With the Indians unable to use the DH during three games in the National League ballpark, Francona was in a bind and decided go with Santana despite his inexperience in the outfield. The Indians are confident he's athletic enough, but Santana will also have to deal with nerves, winds blowing toward left and Chicago's Bleacher Bums who are certain to comment about his every move.

AVG: K. Bryant.292
HR: K. Bryant39
RBI: A. Rizzo109
SB: D. Fowler13
W: J. Lester19
ERA: K. Hendricks2.13
Saves: A. Chapman20
K: J. Lester197
NL Central
X-Chi Cubs 10358.640-
St. Louis 8676.53117.5
Pittsburgh 7883.48425
Milwaukee 7389.45130.5
Cincinnati 6894.42035.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (15)
Runs: 808 (3)
Hits: 1409 (17)
Home Runs: 199 (13)
Stolen Bases: 66 (20)
OBP: .343 (2)
SLG: .429 (10)
Total Bases: 2359 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.15 (1)
Runs Allowed: 556 (1)
Saves: 38 (22)
Strikeouts: 1441 (3)
OpBA: .212 (1)
OBP: .285 (1)
SLG: .348 (1)
Run Support: 4.98 (3)
Date Player Transactions
10/22 K. Schwarber Removed From 60-Day DL (Torn ligaments in left knee)
10/22 G. Soto Designated for Assignment
10/11 R. Kalish Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/3 J. Candelario Called Up from Minors
10/3 G. Concepción Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
8/17 C. Coghlan off 15-day DL
8/17 H. Rondón off 15-day DL
8/17 J. Smith off 15-day DL
8/15 J. Lackey off 15-day DL
8/11 P. Strop off 15-day DL
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