Indians play Tampa Bay, aim to build on Clevinger’s strong performance
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Mike Clevinger. Clevinger went eight innings, giving up zero runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts against Detroit.
The Rays are 34-31 in home games. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.72, Charlie Morton paces the staff with a mark of 3.11.
The Indians have gone 38-28 away from home. The Cleveland offense has compiled a .251 batting average as a team this season, Francisco Lindor leads the team with a mark of .301.
Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 80 RBIs and is batting .291. Franmil Reyes is 8-for-25 with two doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 4-6, .256 batting average, 6.17 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Indians: 6-4, .243 batting average, 2.74 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Dan Otero: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: (leukemia), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Bradley Zimmer: (shoulder), Jordan Luplow: (hamstring), Jose Ramirez: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).