Cleveland visits Chicago following Clevinger’s solid showing
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Mike Clevinger. Clevinger pitched seven innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts against Chicago.
The White Sox are 34-36 against teams from the AL Central. Chicago ranks eighth in the majors in hitting with a .260 batting average, Tim Anderson leads the team with an average of .334.
The Indians have gone 48-26 against division opponents. Cleveland has hit 217 home runs as a team this season. Franmil Reyes leads the club with 36, averaging one every 13.4 at-bats.
Reyes leads the Indians with 36 home runs home runs and is slugging .505. Oscar Mercado is 15-for-41 with four doubles, five home runs and 14 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 4-6, .312 batting average, 5.58 ERA, outscored by four runs
Indians: 7-3, .263 batting average, 2.87 ERA, outscored opponents by 27 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), Jason Kipnis: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).