Sox Looking For A Split Today Behind Jose Quintana

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This is why they play the game, folks. There’s no such thing as a sure thing in the baseball world and that was on full display last night as the Cleveland Indians roughed up White Sox ace Chris Sale to the tune of six runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings en route to a 6-2 win, bringing them within 1.5 games of first-place Chicago.

The South Siders look to salvage a split in the four-game set with a matinee at U.S. Cellular Field today with Jose Quintana on the mound. After winning four straight, the White Sox lefty has lost two consecutive starts, the last coming this past Friday against the Royals when he gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings.

The Indians will counter with right-hander Corey Kluber, who’s coming off of a win in his most recent outing against those other Sox. Kluber allowed just two runs in seven innings and struck out six in the process.

Here’s everything else you need to know about today’s series finale.

Cleveland Indians (24-20) at Chicago White Sox (27-20)

Time: 1:10 PM CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field

Radio: WLS 890, WRTO 1200

TV: WGN

Starting Pitchers: Corey Kluber (3-5, 4.10 ERA) vs Jose Quintana (5-3, 1.98 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Quintana AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
CF Rajai Davis 13-41 .317 3 1 1 2 2 8
2B Jason Kipnis 9-34 .265 1 1 0 4 4 5
SS Jose Ramirez 4-10 .400 2 0 0 1 1 0
1B Mike Napoli 3-9 .333 1 0 1 2 0 3
DH Carlos Santana 4-23 .174 2 0 1 5 3 4
3B Juan Uribe 1-3 .333 1 0 0 0 0 1
C Yan Gomes 1-15 .067 0 0 0 0 0 7
LF Marlon Byrd
RF Lonnie Chisenhall 0-8 .000 0 0 0 0 1 3

 

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Position Player vs Kluber AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
RF Adam Eaton 7-27 .259 3 2 0 1 0 3
SS Jimmy Rollins 2-3 .667 1 0 0 3 0 1
3B Todd Frazier 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 0 4
LF Melky Cabrera 9-19 .474 3 1 0 3 0 4
1B Jose Abreu 10-28 .357 2 0 3 7 1 8
2B Brett Lawrie 1-8 .125 1 0 0 1 1 2
C Dioner Navarro 2-4 .500 0 0 0 3 0 1
DH Avisail Garcia 4-17 .235 0 0 0 0 1 4
CF Austin Jackson 5-26 .192 2 0 0 2 1 7