Indians in action against the Rangers after Plesac's strong showing
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Adam Plutko (3-1, 4.63 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) Rangers: Joe Palumbo (0-0, 9.00 ERA, PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Adam Plutko (3-1, 4.63 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) Rangers: Joe Palumbo (0-0, 9.00 ERA, BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Zach Plesac. Plesac pitched seven innings, giving up one run on two hits with six strikeouts against Texas.
The Rangers are 25-13 on their home turf. Texas' team on-base percentage of .331 is eighth in the league. Logan Forsythe leads the team with an OBP of .381.
The Indians are 18-17 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff owns a team ERA of 3.95, Shane Bieber leads the staff with a mark of 3.92. The Indians won the last meeting 10-3. Zach Plesac earned his second victory and Jose Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for Cleveland. Adrian Sampson took his fourth loss for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .234 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by one run
Indians: 7-3, .278 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Hunter Pence: 10-day IL (groin), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Joey Gallo: 10-day IL (oblique), Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-day IL (finger).
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 60-day IL (arm), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder).