Guardians vs White Sox – Game Preview – 20 September 2022

Cleveland Guardians (80-67, first in AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (76-71, second in AL Central)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELIHOODS: Goalkeepers: Aaron Civale (0-0); White Sox: Dylan Cease (14-7, 2.16 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 214 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox host the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday to begin a three-game series.

Chicago is 76-71 overall and 35-37 in home games. White Sox batters are batting .261, the team’s best batting average in MLB.

Cleveland is 40-35 on the road and 80-67 overall. Guardians pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.56, which ranks fifth in the AL.

The teams are playing Tuesday for the 17th time this season. The Guardians lead the season series 9-7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu is batting .309 to rank second on the White Sox, and has 35 doubles and 15 homers. Elvis Andrus is 16 for 44 with three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games.

Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 74 extra hits (42 doubles, four triples and 28 home runs). Amed Rosario is 16 for 46 with three doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .278 batting average, 2.87 ERA, beat opponents by 26 runs

Goaltenders: 8-2, .277 batting average, 2.81 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 points

INJURIES: White Sox: Luis Robert: day to day (hand/wrist), Johnny Cueto: day to day (illness), Michael Kopech: 15 days IL (shoulder), Kyle Crick: 60 days IL (elbow), Tim Anderson: IL 10 days (finger), Danny Mendick: IL 60 days (knee), Garrett Hook: IL 60 days (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: IL 60 days (lat)

Goalkeepers: Zach Plesac: IL 15 days (hand), Aaron Civale: IL 15 days (forearm), Anthony Gose: IL 60 days (tricep)

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

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