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Bauer hopes to curb walks as Indians host White Sox

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Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

  1. Cleveland is 28-12 (.700) against the White Sox since the start of the 2017 season, with a 2.64 team ERA. That's the lowest ERA by any MLB team against a given divisional opponent over that span.
  2. The Indians have allowed four or fewer runs in an MLB-high 25 games this season, and eight or more runs in their other seven contests. They are the first team in MLB history to go 32 games into a season without allowing between 5 and 7 runs in any game
  3. After winning the first game of their series with Boston last Thursday, 6-4, the White Sox were outscored by a 30-5 margin in losing the next three games. They have eight losses this season by five or more runs, third most in the majors behind Baltimore (10) and Miami (9).
  4. Over his last 14 games, Jose Abreu is hitting .431 (25/58) with five home runs and 23 RBI. His 33 RBI for the season lead the American League.
  5. Jose Ramirez has reached base safely (via H, BB or HBP) in 14 straight games, hitting .275 with a .403 on-base percentage over that span. He had a .145 average and .200 on-base percentage before this stretch.
  6. Trevor Bauer is unbeaten in his last 14 home starts going back to last April (7-0, 1.83 ERA). He's allowed no runs in six of his last nine home outings, going 5-0 with a 0.80 ERA over that span.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/6/2019 thru 5/9/2019

Trevor Bauer was fairly blunt when describing his last start, a 7-4 victory at Miami.

"I walked two in the second," the Cleveland Indians right-hander told "But I guess that's fairly normal for me this season. I suck right now, so I've gotta figure it out."

Bauer (4-1, 2.45 ERA) is scheduled to make his eighth start of the season when the Indians open a four-game series with the visiting Chicago White Sox on Monday at Progressive Field.

Against the Marlins, Bauer allowed four runs on four hits and four walks in seven innings and matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts.

It seems Bauer was mostly miffed by the walks.

In his previous start, he walked six but allowed only one run on four hits in eight innings of a 2-1 victory against Houston.

"I'm giving guys five, six free baserunners every game. No one hits me. I gave up four hits (at Miami). I gave up (four) in Houston. ... All the messes I'm in are because I'm putting guys on base for free."

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who joined the Indians this season, said Bauer wants everything to be perfect.

"I've never seen Trevor Bauer struggle," Gonzalez told "For the first time I'm playing on his side, but every time I see the guy on the highlights, he's always doing his thing. He's a great guy. He wants the ball every time."

With right-hander Corey Kluber suffering a broken bone in his forearm last week after being hit with a line drive, Indians manager Terry Francona moved Bauer's start back a day to Monday. In 18 career appearances against the White Sox, including 16 starts, Bauer is 8-3 with a 3.21 ERA.

Right-hander Cody Anderson started Sunday and didn't get out of the first inning in a 10-0 loss to Seattle, in which the Indians managed just two hits.

With Kluber sidelined and fellow right-handers Mike Clevinger (upper-back strain) and Danny Salazar (right shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis) both on the 60-day injured list, the Indians' rotation is short-handed.

Anderson made his first start of the season Sunday, and Jefry Rodriguez is scheduled to start Tuesday.

"So we bumped Trevor back a day to split up Cody and Jefry," Francona said. "Just because Cody's not altogether stretched out yet, and we don't want to beat up our bullpen, either."

After winning the opener of a four-game series at home against Boston, the White Sox lost the last three by a combined score of 30-5. That included a 9-2 defeat Sunday.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria seems more concerned with the process than the results.

"I look at all the other stuff," he said. "If we do everything we're supposed to on a consistent basis, we're going to give ourselves a chance to win a ballgame on a daily basis, and it's very difficult to win a major league ballgame."

Right-hander Ivan Nova (0-3, 8.33) is set to start the opener for the White Sox. He's 2-1 with a 3.70 ERA in four career starts against the Indians.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 6, 2019

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