• Indians name Masterson Opening Day starter

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Feb 26, 2013
    New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has named Justin Masterson his Opening Day starter. In his Opening Day outing a year ago, Masterson turned in one of his best performances of the season. Facing Toronto at home, the right-hander scattered two hits and allowed just one run, piling up 10 strikeouts against one walk in eight stellar innings of work. New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has named Justin Masterson his starter for opening day. What we didn't know yesterday, we do know today; Justin Masterson will be on the hill when the Tribe travels to Toronto to start the 2013 season against the Blue Jays. A year ago, the 28-year-old struck out 10 over eight innings against the Blue Jays in Cleveland, allowing two hits and one run in a game that the Indians went on to lose in 16 innings, 7-4. He was brilliant in eight innings of work, allowing a run on two hits and striking out ten, but taking the No Decision in an extra inning loss to a Blue Jays team that won't look anything like the team that John Farrell brought to Progressive Field last April. 
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