Chicago takes on Cleveland in division matchup
Cleveland; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians -200; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Cleveland and Chicago will play on Thursday.
The Indians are 41-22 against the rest of their division. The Cleveland pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.76, Shane Bieber paces the staff with a mark of 3.24.
The White Sox are 29-30 against teams from the AL Central. Chicago has slugged .401 this season. Yoan Moncada leads the team with a mark of .519. The Indians won the last meeting 8-6. Bieber earned his 13th victory and Franmil Reyes went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Cleveland. Ivan Nova took his 12th loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 64 extra base hits and is batting .298. Reyes is 14-for-33 with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 5-5, .267 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
White Sox: 2-8, .254 batting average, 7.31 ERA, outscored by 31 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Tyler Naquin: (knee), Jose Ramirez: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).