Plesac scheduled to start for Cleveland against Cincinnati
Cleveland; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Cincinnati will square off at Progressive Field Wednesday.
The Indians are 20-16 on their home turf. Cleveland is slugging .386 as a unit. Francisco Lindor leads the team with a .546 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 11 home runs.
The Reds are 14-21 on the road. Cincinnati has slugged .399 this season. Derek Dietrich leads the team with a .617 slugging percentage, including 21 extra-base hits and 17 home runs. The Indians won the last meeting 2-1. Brad Hand earned his third victory and Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Cleveland. Raisel Iglesias took his sixth loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Santana leads the Indians with 27 extra base hits and is batting .286. Roberto Perez is 6-for-24 with a double, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .231 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Reds: 3-7, .226 batting average, 3.61 ERA, outscored by nine 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), Jason Kipnis: day-to-day (right hip tightness).