On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians continue their current series on the road with the Chicago White Sox.
The Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to move five games ahead of the second place Tigers in the American League Central. Corey Kluber gave up just two runs over eight innings in Sunday’s win. The Indians have now won four of their last five games overall.
The White Sox beat the Red Sox on Sunday 5-2 and won two of three over one of the top teams in the league. Reynaldo Lopez shut the Red Sox down for seven plus innings and Daniel Palka hit a decisive two-run double for the White Sox. Chicago remains 12 games back in fourth place in the AL Central.
Michael Brantley leads the Indians with a .319 batting average. Jose Ramirez is the team leader in home runs with 19 and RBIs with 43. Francisco Lindor has the team lead in hits with 76. Cleveland has a team batting average of .253 while opposing hitters are averaging .243 at the plate against Indians pitching. On Tuesday, the Indians will send Adam Plutko to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-0 with an ERA of 3.93, 12 Ks and 5 BBs.
Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with a .295 batting average and team highs in hits with 72 and RBIs with 38. Tim Anderson has the team lead in home runs with 11. Chicago has a team batting average of .243 while opposing hitters are averaging .255 at the plate against White Sox pitching. On Tuesday, the White Sox will send James Shields to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-7 with an ERA of 4.92, 57 Ks and 33 BBs.