Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: 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 start a three-game series.
Chicago has a 76-71 record overall and a 35-37 record in home games. White Sox hitters are batting a collective .261, the best team batting average in MLB play.
Cleveland has gone 40-35 on the road and 80-67 overall. Guardians pitchers have a collective 3.56 ERA, which ranks fifth in the AL.
The teams play Tuesday for the 17th time this season. The Guardians lead the season series 9-7.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu has a .309 batting average to rank second on the White Sox, and has 35 doubles and 15 home runs. Elvis Andrus is 16-for-44 with three home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .278 batting average, 2.87 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs
Guardians: 8-2, .277 batting average, 2.81 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
INJURIES: White Sox: Luis Robert: day-to-day (hand/wrist), Johnny Cueto: day-to-day (illness), Michael Kopech: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Crick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)
Guardians: Zach Plesac: 15-Day IL (hand), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (forearm), Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep)
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