Corey Kluber (12-8, 3.21 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (67-49) take on Jose Quintana (9-8, 2.85 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (56-61) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the first of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and can be seen on STOh and CSCh.
Kluber pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 14-4 win over the Angels. Mike Napoli (.266, 76 Rs, 29 HRs, 84 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday. Quintana went 7.1 innings, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking one in a 3-2 defeat to the Royals in his most recent start. Adam Eaton (.277, 58 Rs, 10 HRs, 41 RBIs, 12 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 5 Sunday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The Indians hold a 31-16 record in matchups against AL Central rivals, while the White Sox currently sit at 19-27 in these games.
When leading after seven innings, Cleveland is 26-24, while Chicago is 27-26.
The White Sox are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Indians have a 24-22 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the White Sox are 40-11. The Indians have a 53-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, Chicago sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 468 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top five at third with 590.
Ranking 22nd, Chicago is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.715). Cleveland ranks in the top five with an OPS of .773.
When the White Sox allow at least one home run, they are 32-42, well-matched with the Indians who are 41-43 when allowing at least one homer.