Lopez expected to start for the Marlins against Indians
Cleveland; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (1-3, 5.85 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Indians: Carlos Carrasco (1-2, 7.41 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)
LINE: Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Miami will square off at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
The Indians are 6-3 on their home turf. Cleveland has slugged .331 this season. Francisco Lindor leads the club with a .556 slugging percentage.
The Marlins are 1-5 in road games. Miami has slugged .326, last in the majors. Jorge Alfaro leads the team with a .453 slugging percentage. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leonys Martin leads the Indians with seven extra base hits and is slugging .440. Roberto Perez is 9-for-35 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 5-5, .244 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored by five runs
Marlins: 3-7, .209 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 21 runs