In Thursday afternoon MLB action, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox will wrap up their four-game series from Guaranteed Rate Field. Last night, SP Trevor Bauer fanned 12 batters and allowed three runs in seven plus innings of a 3-2 loss. Michael Brantley had three hits and scored a run for the Indians, who lead the AL Central Division by 4.5 games over Detroit.
Cleveland skipper Terry Francona will turn to right-hander Mike Clevinger (4-2 3.31 ERA) in this contest. Through 84 plus innings this season, Clevinger has struck out 69 batters and owns a 1.21 WHIP.
The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last nine games and their young talent is starting to show some promise. On Wednesday, SP Dylan Covey carried a shutout into the eighth inning and improved to 3-1 on the year. Jose Abreu doubled and scored a run for Chicago, who is 18 games below .500 overall.
Twenty-five year old southpaw Carlos Rodon (0-1 3.60 ERA) will make his second start of the season for the White Sox. Rodon, who was out with a shoulder injury, owns a career 3.95 ERA through 64 previous starts.