7* Tuesday MLB CLE/CHW
Chi White Sox vs. Cleveland,
09/24/2013 19:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 5
Point Spread: -1½/-115 Cleveland
Cleveland Indians RL
The Cleveland Indians host the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in game one of a two-game set.
The season series between these teams has been incredibly one-sided, with Cleveland winning 15 of 17 meetings, including 12 in a row.
The Indians are playing out a crucial part of their season as they jockey for a wild card spot, while the White Sox are playing out a disappointing season.
For the White Sox, they’ve had to endure a lot as they close out their season, flying from Detroit back to Chicago for a Monday make-up game with Toronto, then they’ll have to fly out to Cleveland after that game, a grueling stretch for any team, and certainly one with nothing to play for. Motivation could be an issue on Tuesday.
The Indians send out Ubaldo Jimenez in this game. He’s been lights out of late, posting a 0.81 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP over his last three starts.
The White Sox counter with Hector Santiago. Santiago’s season has fallen apart. Over his last three starts, he’s posted a 6.39 ERA with a 2.21 WHIP.
The White Sox are 7-15 in his starts this season, and 0-3 in his last three starts.
The Indians are 8-2 in Jimenez’s last 10 home starts.
7* Play on Cleveland Indians -1.5