Cleveland Indians (14-21) at Chicago White Sox (16-17)
|Date & Time||Monday May 18, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox -125 / Cleveland Indians +115 --- Over/Under: 7
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Indians have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 51 hits and 17 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 45 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last eight games on the road. Corey Kluber gets the nod, and he’s 1-5 with a 4.27 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 4-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look to build on their five-game winning streak. The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The White Sox have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Avisail Garcia leads Chicago with 45 hits and 17 RBI while Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 37 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last six games on their home field. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 5.09 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Sale is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-17 in their last 21 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in Klubers last 8 starts. The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Sales last 5 home starts. The Indians are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago and 26-12 in the last 38 meetings overall.
The White Sox are on a roll right now and have one of their better pitchers on the mound. I like the White Sox to keep rolling, especiall with Kluber not able to win games this season.