White Sox take on the Guardians in first of 3-game series
Cleveland Guardians (13-13, third in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (12-13, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Zach Plesac (1-3, 4.44 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); White Sox: Michael Kopech (0-0, 1.42 ERA, .95 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -181, Guardians +156; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series at home against the Cleveland Guardians on Monday.
Chicago has a 12-13 record overall and a 7-6 record in home games. The White Sox have a 4-1 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Cleveland has a 6-4 record at home and a 13-13 record overall. The Guardians have gone 12-2 in games when they record at least eight hits.
Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu has five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI while hitting .247 for the White Sox. Tim Anderson is 12-for-36 with a double and a home run over the past 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has seven home runs, 15 walks and 29 RBI while hitting .309 for the Guardians. Andres Gimenez is 14-for-36 with three doubles, a home run and nine RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 6-4, .232 batting average, 2.64 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Guardians: 6-4, .259 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: White Sox: Andrew Vaughn: 10-Day IL (hand), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Lance Lynn: 10-Day IL (knee), Joe Kelly: 10-Day IL (biceps), Garrett Crochet: 10-Day IL (elbow), Yoan Moncada: 10-Day IL (oblique), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)
Guardians: Yu Chang: 10-Day IL (covid-19), James Karinchak: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)