Fried, Braves to take on Bieber, Indians on Sunday
Cleveland; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both Atlanta and Cleveland are looking for a series win with a victory.
The Indians are 6-2 in home games. Cleveland has slugged .323, last in the league. Carlos Santana leads the team with a .524 slugging percentage, including six extra-base hits.
The Braves are 3-4 on the road. Atlanta has a team on-base percentage of .351, good for second in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the club with a mark of .424. The Braves won the last meeting 8-7. Luke Jackson earned his second victory and Dansby Swanson went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Atlanta. Adam Cimber registered his first loss for Cleveland.
Acuna leads the Braves with six home runs and has 16 RBIs. Josh Donaldson is 11-for-37 with four doubles, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 5-5, .229 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by two runs
Braves: 4-6, .262 batting average, 4.90 ERA, outscored by three runs