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Indians-Royals rained out

Apr 24, 2008 - 2:42 AM KANSAS CITY (Ticker) -- Wednesday's contest between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday, when the American League Central Division rivals conclude their three-game series.

Fausto Carmona (2-1, 1.96 ERA) gets the call in the first game for the Indians, who rolled to an 11-1 victory in the series opener on Tuesday night.

Carmona has been superb in seven career appearances - five starts - against Kansas City, as he owns a 3-0 mark with a 2.95 ERA.

Kansas City counters with Brett Tomko (1-2, 3.60), who hopes to break through after two straight losses, including a 5-3 setback at Anaheim last Thursday.

In the second game, Cleveland's Cliff Lee (3-0, 0.40) aims to improve on his 7-4 career record against Kansas City, which will send Brian Bannister (3-1, 2.42) to the mound.

Wednesday's rainout was the Royals' first since April 29, 2006.