Sunday, June 19, 2016

Carrasco, Indians aim for sweep of White Sox

The Indians go for a three-game sweep of the White Sox on Sunday at Progressive Field with Carlos Carrasco getting the start.
Carrasco (2-2, 3.40 ERA) is making his eighth start for the Tribe, his fourth since returning from the disabled list. Carrasco appears to be closer to his normal self of late. His last two starts he has 14 strikeouts over 12 2/3 innings in which he allowed six runs.
Last time out, Carrasco scattered 10 hits across six innings. He only gave up two runs in the loss to the Royals. He struck out eight, matching a season high, and walked one.
Left-hander Carlos Rodon (2-6, 4.28 ERA) will make his 13th start of the season for the White Sox. Rodon has gone at least six innings in eight of his last nine starts. During that span, he has allowed two or fewer earned runs five times.
In his last start, Rodon allowed two runs off seven hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two in the loss to the Royals. Rodon has not won since May 22 against Kansas City. Sunday will be Rodon's fifth consecutive start against an AL Central club.
Things to know about this game
• Carrasco has made 14 appearances (13 starts) against the White Sox in his career with a 3-8 record and a 5.76 ERA.
• Chicago outfielder Melky Cabrera is hitting .444 (8-for-18) with seven RBIs against Carrasco in his career.
• Rodon is 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA in five career games (four starts) against Cleveland.

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