Cleveland hosts Atlanta, aims to build on Carrasco’s solid showing
Cleveland; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Indians are 5-1 on their home turf. Cleveland has slugged .319, last in the league. Carlos Santana leads the team with a .537 slugging percentage, including six extra-base hits.
The Braves are 2-3 on the road. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .355 is third in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the lineup with an OBP of .439. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .217 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Braves: 5-5, .268 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Bradley Zimmer: 10-day IL (shoulder), Carlos Santana: day-to-day (hamstring), Francisco Lindor: 10-day IL (ankle/calf).