The Cleveland Indians will travel to the windy city to take on the Chicago White Sox. The Indians come into tonight’s game with a record of 21-18 on the year. The Sox come into tonight’s game with a record of 18-21 on the season.
The Indians are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Oakland A’s. The White Sox are looking for their third straight victory in a row. In a four game series in Cleveland earlier this month, the two clubs split a four game series against one another.
On the mound for the tribe is right handed pitcher Shane Bieber. Bieber is 2-1 on the season with an ERA of 3.32. His last start was verse the White Sox. He went 6.1 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, 1 home run, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts.
Bieber has battling his command this season. That’s to be expected from a guy in his first full season in the majors. Bieber needs to continue to show he can be trusted with key starting pitchers out of the rotation.
On the mound for the Sox is right handed pitcher Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez is 2-4 on the season with an ERA of 6.38. Like Bieber, Lopez last start was in Cleveland. He went 6 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, 1 walk, and only 2 strikeouts.
In the AL Central, both teams trail the Minnesota Twins for first place. The Indians are only 4 games back. While the White Sox are 6.5 games back.
Here’s the Indians lineup for tonight’s affair:
SS Francisco Lindor
2B Jason Kipnis
1B Carlos Santana
LF Carlos Gonzalez
3B Jose Ramirez
DH Jake Bauers
RF Jordan Luplow
CF Leonys Martin
C Kevin Plawecki
And the White Sox Nine:
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