Guardians look to sweep 2-game series against the Padres
Cleveland Guardians (65-56, first in the AL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (68-57, second in the NL West)
San Diego; Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (9-5, 3.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 88 strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (5-6, 3.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 112 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Padres -164, Guardians +140; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians will look to sweep a two-game series against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
San Diego has a 35-27 record in home games and a 68-57 record overall. The Padres have the ninth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .240.
Cleveland is 65-56 overall and 33-31 in road games. The Guardians have the fifth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.73.
Wednesday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto has 23 home runs, 108 walks and 50 RBI while hitting .252 for the Padres. Manny Machado is 13-for-38 with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI over the last 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has 23 home runs, 47 walks and 100 RBI while hitting .281 for the Guardians. Oscar Gonzalez is 13-for-40 with five doubles, a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 4-6, .213 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Guardians: 6-4, .256 batting average, 2.43 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
INJURIES: Padres: Juan Soto: day-to-day (back), Tayler Scott: 15-Day IL (finger), Craig Stammen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Beaty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm)
Guardians: Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)