White Sox look to end 3-game losing streak
Cleveland; Monday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Ivan Nova (0-3, 8.33 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Indians: Trevor Bauer (0-1, 2.46 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
LINE: White Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Indians are 4-7 against AL Central opponents. Cleveland has slugged .346 this season. Francisco Lindor leads the club with a .511 slugging percentage.
The White Sox are 7-6 against teams from the AL Central. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.67. Reynaldo Lopez leads the team with a 6.69 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 19 RBIs and is batting .321. Brad Miller is 7-for-28 with three doubles, a home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .215 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
White Sox: 5-5, .264 batting average, 6.07 ERA, outscored by 18 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 10-day IL (right arm), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Bradley Zimmer: 10-day IL (shoulder).
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 10-day IL (elbow), Kelvin Herrera: day-to-day (lower back stiffness), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (shoulder), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (ankle), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip).