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CLEVELAND — After blowing out Cincinnati in the series opener, the Indians continue a two-game set with their Ohio neighbors as Danny Salazar starts against Reds and right-hander Alfredo Simon. Salazar is 0-5 in eight interleague outings. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 6:10 p.m.
— BBZ–INDIANS-MOVES: The Indians have optioned struggling starter Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.
CLEVELAND — Refreshed after a nine-day break, LeBron James and the Cavaliers open the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors, who beat Cleveland twice during the regular season and have survived two Game 7s already in this postseason. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 8:30 p.m.
INDEPENDENCE — The Indians have optioned struggling starter Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus. By Tom Withers. SENT: 380 words, photos.