Kluber expected to start for the Indians against the Braves
Cleveland; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians host the Atlanta Braves for a doubleheader Saturday.
The Indians are 5-1 in home games. Cleveland has slugged .319, last in the league. Carlos Santana leads the club with a .537 slugging percentage, including six extra-base hits.
The Braves are 2-3 on the road. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .355 is fourth in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the team with an OBP of .439.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .217 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Braves: 5-5, .268 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Bradley Zimmer: 10-day IL (shoulder), Carlos Santana: day-to-day (hamstring), Francisco Lindor: 10-day IL (ankle/calf).