Indians @ White Sox
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 2:10 PM ET, U.S. Cellular Field
TV: STO, MLBTV
The Indians are really hoping Mike Clevinger takes this opportunity and runs with it.
With Danny Salazar on the shelf, Clevinger has a good chance to lock himself into a starting role with the Tribe and is getting his second straight start with the club. The right-hander went four innings in his last start due to a pitch-count limit, allowing one run while striking out five. Clevinger is not going to be on a strict limit today, however.
"Because he got lengthened out the last time and he has a bullpen now, I think you're gonna start seeing more and more the game dictating when he exits," Indians manager Terry Francona said.
The White Sox will start James Shield, who enters with a 10.75 ERA over his last eight starts. The veteran has also given up a shockingly bad 17 home runs in his last 8 starts.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||CHICAGO WHITE SOX|
|Coco Crisp - LF||Adam Eaton - CF|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Tim Anderson - SS|
|Jose Ramirez - 3B||Melky Cabrera - LF|
|Mike Napoli - DH||Jose Abreu - DH|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Todd Frazier - 1B|
|Tyler Naquin - CF||Omar Narvaez - C|
|Abraham Almonte - RF||Avisail Garcia - RF|
|Roberto Perez - C||Carlos Sanchez - 3B|
|Michael Martinez - SS||Tyler Saladino - 2B|
|Mike Clevinger - RHP||James Shields - RHP|