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Andrew Miller activated from 60-day disabled list

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The Indians announced that they have activated reliever Andrew Miller from the 60-day disabled list.

Miller has been on the DL since May 26 with right knee inflammation. He has missed 72 games total this season in two separate DL stints. When he last went on the shelf he was 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 17 relief appearances, striking out 23 in 14.1 innings pitched. It really hasn’t been much of a season for the guy.

The Indians — who have suffered so much from poor relief pitching all year that they acquired Brad Hand just before the trade deadline — will really get a boost if the old Miller is back. His rehab stint was successful at least, with the lefty posting an ERA of 1.93 in 5 outings at Single-A Lake County, Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus.

To make room for Miller on the roster, righty Zach McAllister was designated for assignment.

Nationals, Astros lineups for World Series Game 2

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The Nationals, believed by oddsmakers to be big underdogs in the World Series against the Astros, won arguably their toughest matchup last night by plating five runs against Gerrit Cole in a 5-4 win in Houston. They’ll take a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s action featuring a duel between Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. Here are the lineups for the two sides.

Nationals

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles

SP Stephen Strasburg

No changes here. Manager Dave Martinez is rolling out the same exact lineup as he had in Game 1.

Astros

CF George Springer
2B José Altuve
LF Michael Brantley
3B Alex Bregman
1B Yuli Gurriel
DH Yordan Álvarez
SS Carlos Correa
C Robinson Chirinos
RF Josh Reddick

SP Justin Verlander

Likewise, Astros skipper A.J. Hinch has hardly changed his lineup. The only difference is Chirinos is doing the catching tonight as opposed to Martín Maldonado.

Springer notably did not give maximum effort on an RBI double he hit off of the wall in right-center field, thinking it was a home run. He could’ve had a triple. Springer and Hinch discussed it over the phone late last night, Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller reports. Hinch didn’t seem too concerned about it.