Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Monday May 13, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
The Line: Cleveland Indians -161 / Chicago White Sox +140 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox meet Monday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Cleveland Indians could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have lost their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 38 hits and 20 RBI while Leonys Martin and Jake Bauers have combined for 59 hits and 24 RBI. Shane Bieber gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Bieber is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The White Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have won their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 47 hits and 24 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu have combined for 85 hits and 61 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 0-3 with a 7.11 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 24-11 in their last 35 Monday games, 8-1 in Biebers last 9 road starts and 6-2 in Biebers last 8 starts. The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass and 0-4 in Lopezs last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, 26-10 in the last 36 meetings and the White Sox are 0-4 in Lopezs last 4 starts vs. Indians. The under is 5-0 in Lopezs last 5 starts overall. The under is 6-1 in Biebers last 7 starts overall.
I know the Cleveland Indians have had trouble scoring runs lately, but Lopez has been batting practice for opposing teams, as he's allowed 30 earned runs in 42.1 innings while walking 21 and giving up a .306 batting average. Lopez has allowed 17 hits and nine runs in his last 11 innings. With numbers like that, you can feel confident that this game will be high scoring and has a good chance of going over the reasonable total.