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Game Thread: Can Carlos "Cookie" Carrasco continue Cleveland's crushing of crumbling Chicago White Sox?

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Probably.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox


August 17, 2016, 7:10 p.m. ET. Progressive field


TV: STO


Radio: WTAM


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To be fair, the title of this Game Thread was more about cheeky alteration than total accuracy. The Cleveland Indians have quite the winning percentage against the Chicago White Sox (8-2), they have only "crushed" them in arguably two games this season: a 13-2 trouncing on June 18, and a 7-1 beatdown on April 8. Other than those, the games between these two division rivals have been fairly even, including last night's pitcher's duel between Corey Kluber and Jose Quintana.


Today is not likely to be a duel, as Carrasco will be taking a 26-year-old pitcher who has a 6.09 career earned run average over 10 starts (65 innings). So maybe Carlos can really help the Indians crush the White Sox and justify my needlessly confrontational title.


Today's Lineups























































CHICAGO WHITE SOX CLEVELAND INDIANS

Adam Eaton - RF

Carlos Santana - 1B

Tyler Saladino - 2B

Jason Kipnis - 2B

Melky Cabrera - LF

Francisco Lindor - SS

Jose Abreu - 1B

Mike Napoli - DH

Justin Morneau - DH

Jose Ramirez - 3B

Todd Frazier - 3B

Lonnie Chisenhall - RF

J.B. Shuck - CF

Tyler Naquin - CF

Tim Anderson - SS

Brandon Guyer - LF

Dioner Navarro - C

Roberto Perez - C

Anthony Ranaudo - RHP

Carlos Carrasco - RHP