Cleveland faces Cincinnati following Bieber’s solid outing
Cincinnati; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Shane Bieber. Bieber went eight innings, giving up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts against Cincinnati.
The Reds are 24-20 on their home turf. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.72, Luis Castillo leads the staff with a mark of 2.38.
The Indians are 24-20 in road games. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.03. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.45 earned run average. The Indians won the last meeting 7-2. Bieber recorded his eighth victory and Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with two home runs and two RBIs for Cleveland. Michael Lorenzen took his second loss for Cincinnati.
Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 19 home runs and is batting .298. Lindor is 14-for-44 with four doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 5-5, .245 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Indians: 7-3, .277 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored by six runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 60-day IL (arm), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (leukemia), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Bauers: day-to-day (left foot).