Minnesota faces off against Cleveland in division matchup
Cleveland; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Cleveland and Minnesota will play on Thursday at Progressive Field.
The Indians are 10-13 against AL Central teams. Cleveland is averaging 3.7 RBIs per game this season. Carlos Santana leads the team with 37 total runs batted in.
The Twins are 11-5 against AL Minnesota has hit 114 combined home runs this season, most in the American League. Eddie Rosario leads the club with 18, averaging one every 12.9 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Santana leads the Indians with 24 extra base hits and is batting .285. Francisco Lindor is 16-for-38 with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 5-5, .260 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Twins: 6-4, .265 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 10-day IL (arm), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 10-day IL (shoulder).