Giolito, White Sox to face Rodriguez, Indians on Tuesday
Cleveland; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago is looking for a series win with a victory over Cleveland.
The Indians are 4-8 against teams from the AL Central. The Cleveland pitching staff averages 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings, Carlos Carrasco leads them with a mark of 12.7.
The White Sox are 8-6 against AL The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.52. Reynaldo Lopez leads the team with a 6.69 earned run average. The White Sox won the last meeting 9-1. Ivan Nova earned his first victory and Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Chicago. Trevor Bauer took his second loss for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .233 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored by one run
White Sox: 6-4, .275 batting average, 5.70 ERA, outscored by nine runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Kelvin Herrera: day-to-day (lower back stiffness), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (ankle), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip).