Indians take 3-game slide into matchup with Marlins
Cleveland; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Indians are 6-4 on their home turf. Cleveland has slugged .321, last in the majors. Carlos Santana leads the club with a .478 slugging percentage, including six extra-base hits.
The Marlins are 2-5 on the road. Miami is slugging .330 as a unit. Jorge Alfaro leads the team with a slugging percentage of .491. The Marlins won the last meeting 3-1. Pablo Lopez earned his second victory and Alfaro went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Miami. Neil Ramirez took his first loss for Cleveland.
Alfaro leads the Marlins with four home runs and has seven RBIs. Brian Anderson is 12-for-37 with three doubles, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 4-6, .223 batting average, 5.07 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Marlins: 4-6, .217 batting average, 3.88 ERA, outscored by 14 runs