Chicago White Sox (34-22, second in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (32-24, third in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Thursday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Dallas Keuchel (6-2, 2.04 ERA) Cleveland: Zach Plesac (4-2, 1.85 ERA)
LINE: Indians favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Indians are 22-17 against teams from the AL Central. Cleveland has slugged .371 this season. Jose Ramirez leads the team with a mark of .597.
The White Sox have gone 25-14 against division opponents. Chicago has slugged .458, good for the best mark in the American League. Jose Abreu leads the club with a .644 slugging percentage, including 33 extra-base hits and 19 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ramirez leads the Indians with 17 home runs and is batting .286.
Abreu leads the White Sox with 33 extra base hits and is batting .329.
INJURIES: Indians: Jefry Rodriguez: (right shoulder).
White Sox: Carlos Rodon: (left shoulder), Evan Marshall: (shoulder), Jimmy Lambert: (forearm), Aaron Bummer: (left biceps), Leury Garcia: (thumb), Yasmani Grandal: (hand).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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