Preview: Marlins hit the road to begin 2-game series against Indians
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.
Miami Marlins (6-16, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (12-9, second in the NL Central)
Marlins: Pablo Lopez (1-3, 5.85 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Indians: Carlos Carrasco (1-2, 7.41 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)
Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
Cleveland and Miami will square off at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
The Indians are 6-3 on their home turf. Cleveland has slugged .331 this season. Francisco Lindor leads the club with a .556 slugging percentage.
The Marlins are 1-5 in road games. Miami has slugged .326, last in the majors. Jorge Alfaro leads the team with a .453 slugging percentage. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Leonys Martin leads the Indians with seven extra base hits and is slugging .440. Roberto Perez is 9-for-35 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES
Indians: 5-5, .244 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored by five runs
Marlins: 3-7, .209 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 21 runs