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PREVIEW: Indians wrap up series with White Sox before returning for 9-game homestand

CHICAGO— The Cleveland Indians (35-31) wrap up a four-game set with the Chicago White Sox (24-42) on Thursday afternoon.

Time: 2:10 p.m.

Starting Pitchers: CLE Mike Clevinger (3.31, 4-2) vs. CWS Carlos Rondon (3.60, 0-1)

TV:  SportsTime Ohio

Online: MLB.TV

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM, Indians Radio Network

1. Recapping Clevinger’s last outing

Sunshine is coming off of a no-decision outing in Detroit in which he allowed just two runs on four hits in six and two-thirds innings. The right-handler last faced Chicago on May 29 at Progressive Field, and gave up just one run in six and two-thirds innings.

He’ll be facing off against Carlos Rondon. The lefty made his season debut last Saturday for Chicago and struck out seven and walked two in the loss.

2. Capitalizing with men on

The Indians have dropped two straight to Chicago and it’s not surprising considering how they have struggled to capitalize with men on base. Over the last two days, they have left 15 men stranded and have gone just 3-of-22 with runners in scoring position. In order to even up the series, they will have to give Clevinger some more offensive backing.

3. Recapping Wednesday’s contest

If you didn’t stay awake for Wednesday night’s game, the Tribe fell 3-2 after a strong outing from Bauer, basically because of what is outlined above as far as offensive woes are concerned.

Check out our three takeaways from the game here.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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