Indians look to stop 3-game skid
Cleveland; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Indians are 4-9 against AL Central opponents. Cleveland has a collective on-base percentage of .296, led by Carlos Santana with a mark of .408.
The White Sox are 8-8 in road games. The Chicago pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 5.52, Ivan Nova leads the staff with a mark of 7.04. The White Sox won the last meeting 9-1. Nova secured his first victory and Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Chicago. Trevor Bauer registered his second loss for Cleveland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leonys Martin leads the Indians with five home runs and has eight RBIs. Santana is 9-for-39 with four home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games 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).