AL Central Division foes will clash on Monday night, when the Cleveland Indians visit the Chicago White Sox. On Sunday, SP Corey Kluber allowed two runs over eight innings to lead Cleveland to a 9-2 road victory against Detroit. The Indians are five games above .500 overall and lead the Tigers by five games for first place.
Thirty-one year old righty Carlos Carrasco (7-4 4.23 ERA) will make his 14th start of the season for the Indians. In his last start, Carrasco allowed one run and fanned 10 batters during a 3-1 victory versus Milwaukee.
The Chicago White Sox are a team that is in rebuilding mode and have plenty of young talent that they can be excited for in the future. On Sunday, SP Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the seventh inning of a surprising 5-2 road victory over Boston. Daniel Palka added a two-run double for Chicago, who is 19 games below .500 overall.
Talented right-hander Lucas Giolito (4-6 7.08 ERA) has not figured out things at the major league level. Control has been the issue for Giolito, who has given up 39 walks in 61 innings of work this season.