Cleveland Indians (86-68) at Chicago White Sox (61-94)
|Date & Time||Monday September 24, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox +220 / Cleveland Indians -270 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox will be matching up at Guaranteed Rate Field to kick off their MLB set on Monday.
The Indians are coming off a weekend series versus the Red Sox. After splitting the first two games, on Sunday Cleveland eked out a walkoff 4-3 win in 11 innings.
For the Monday opener, the Indians will be going with RHP Corey Kluber. In his 203.0 innings and 19-7 record this year, Kluber has a 2.93 ERA with 205 Ks.
Tops in offense for the Indians this year is Francisco Lindor, who entered the week on 178 hits, 124 runs, 36 homers and 89 RBI. On Sunday, Lindor put up an 0-for-4 line.
Over on the White Sox’ side, they’re fresh off a crosstown set versus the Cubs. The Sox took two of the first three games in that series, then on Sunday they dropped the finale 6-1.
For Monday’s game, the Sox are sending out RHP Dylan Covey. Across his 109.2 innings and 5-13 record this year, Covey has a 5.33 ERA with 81 Ks.
Chicago’s top bat this year is Yolmer Sanchez, who came out of the week with 140 hits, 58 runs and 52 RBI. In the Sunday game, Sanchez came up empty 0-for-4.
The Indians are 76-31 in their last 107 versus the AL Central, and 21-9 in their last 30 Monday games. Cleveland is 7-2 in Kluber’s last nine Monday starts and 15-6 in his last 21 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 5-11 in their last 16 Monday games and 2-6 in their last eight versus the AL Central. The under is 8-2 in Chicago’s last 10 Monday games and they’re 0-4 against Kluber in his last four Southside starts.
Back on Tuesday against these very same White Sox, Kluber posted a nice eight-inning run with 11 Ks, two BBs and three runs—which included a pair of solo dingers. This season, Kluber has been pretty decent on the road, logging 14 starts with an 8-4 mark and a 4.02 ERA. I like Kluber to have a good outing here once again, so I’m going Cleveland.