1:10 pm
September 23

White Sox @ Indians

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago White Sox (85-66)

@ Cleveland Indians (74-76)


Starting Pitchers:

Lopez (CHW): 3-3; 3.00 ERA

Civale (CLE) 11-4; 3.40 ERA


Current odds:

Chicago White Sox: (TBD)

Cleveland Indians: (TBD)


•  The Chicago White Sox and host Cleveland Indians will be rested entering Thursday’s doubleheader that begins a five-game series. Both clubs saw their respective Wednesday matinees postponed due to inclement weather. The White Sox (85-66) will make up their game against the Tigers in Detroit on Monday, while the Indians (74-76) will host the Kansas City Royals on the same day. As for Thursday, Chicago likely will be inspired as its magic number to clinch its first American League Central title since 2008 rests at two games.

The White Sox will send right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (3-3, 3.00 ERA) to the mound for the first contest of the doubleheader. Lopez, who was scheduled to start on Wednesday, gave up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in four innings to the Los Angeles Angels in his last outing. Lopez, 27, struck out four and allowed one hit in three scoreless innings of a no-decision against Cleveland on Aug. 1. He owns a 2-3 record with a 3.71 ERA in eight career appearances (seven starts) versus the Indians.

Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale (11-4, 3.40) will get the nod in the opener. Civale, 26, scattered four hits over six scoreless innings in an 11-3 win at the New York Yankees on Saturday. He improved to 4-2 with a 3.51 ERA in six career starts against the White Sox after permitting one run on five hits in six innings in a 4-2 victory in Chicago on April 15. Yoan Moncada (6-for-14) and Tim Anderson (5-for-15) have enjoyed success versus Civale, although the hurler has flustered Yasmani Grandal (1-for-9, five strikeouts).

StreakSmarter Pick
Chicago White Sox