Plesac, Indians to face Cashner, Orioles on Saturday
Baltimore; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
The Orioles are 10-30 in home games. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .300 this season, led by Trey Mancini with a mark of .350.
The Indians are 19-19 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.03, Shane Bieber paces the staff with a mark of 3.83. The Orioles won the last meeting 13-0. John Means earned his seventh victory and Chance Sisco went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs for Baltimore. Mike Clevinger registered his second loss for Cleveland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 37 extra base hits and is slugging .542. Anthony Santander is 9-for-40 with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 2-8, .242 batting average, 7.71 ERA, outscored by 27 runs
Indians: 7-3, .283 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Orioles Injuries: Josh Rogers: 10-day IL (elbow), Josh Lucas: 10-day IL (shoulder), Nate Karns: 60-day IL (forearm), Alex Cobb: 60-day IL (lumbar strain), DJ Stewart: 10-day IL (ankle), Mark Trumbo: 60-day IL (knee).
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).