White Sox look to break losing streak in matchup with the Guardians

August 20, 2022 GMT

Chicago White Sox (61-59, third in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (64-55, first in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Johnny Cueto (5-5, 2.78 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 71 strikeouts); Guardians: Shane Bieber (8-6, 3.18 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 140 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -167, White Sox +142; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox aim to end a three-game slide with a win over the Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland is 64-55 overall and 32-24 at home. The Guardians are 16-6 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Chicago is 31-28 on the road and 61-59 overall. The White Sox are 19-4 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

The matchup Saturday is the 15th time these teams meet this season. The Guardians hold a 9-5 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andres Gimenez has a .312 batting average to rank third on the Guardians, and has 20 doubles, two triples and 14 home runs. Steven Kwan is 14-for-42 with a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.

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Jose Abreu has 14 home runs, 51 walks and 57 RBI while hitting .308 for the White Sox. Eloy Jimenez is 12-for-35 with three doubles and four RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 7-3, .269 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs

White Sox: 5-5, .291 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Austin Hedges: day-to-day (ankle), Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

White Sox: Eloy Jimenez: day-to-day (undisclosed), Leury Garcia: 10-Day IL (back), Luis Robert: day-to-day (wrist), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Kyle Crick: 15-Day IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.