Guardians look to sweep 2-game series against the Padres

August 24, 2022 GMT

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.

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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)

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