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Blue Jays, Indians to play doubleheader Monday

May 11, 2008 - 7:27 PM CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays will play a doubleheader Monday after the third game of their four-game series was rained out Sunday afternoon.

The Indians have won the first two contests of the series, including a 12-0 triumph on Saturday.

Fausto Carmona (3-1) will start the first game for Cleveland against A.J. Burnett (3-3), while Cliff Lee (6-0) will look to continue his amazing start to the season against Shaun Marcum (4-2) in the nightcap.

The first game is scheduled to start at 4:05 EDT, and the second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the opener.

It will be the first traditional doubleheader in Cleveland since August 13, 1997, which may cause the Indians to reshuffle their rotation later in the week.

"It's something we're talking about right now," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "It's something we are going to have to line up in the next five days."

The day off may be more beneficial for the Blue Jays, who have dropped three straight games and placed one of their best hitters on the disabled list Saturday.

Vernon Wells was put on the 15-day DL with a broken left wrist he suffered in the series-opening setback on Friday. Righthander Jeremy Accardo was also placed on the DL with tightness in his right forearm.

"Nothing has changed," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "We have the same pitchers going. We're in the same situation tomorrow. We're going to come to the ballpark and try to win a game."

After the doubleheader, Toronto travels to Minnesota for a three-game series on Tuesday, while Cleveland stays home and opens up a three-game set with Oakland.






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