With the Cleveland Indians recent loss on Monday, September 24 to the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland has lost 42 of their last 55 games and owns the American League's worst record. The end of the season cannot come soon enough.
The middle game of the three-game series has been moved from an 8:10 p.m. EDT start time up to 2:10 p.m. to allow observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. White Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis, who is Jewish, is now able to play as the religious holiday begins at sundown.
Chicago holds just a one-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. With just nine games remaining in the season for the White Sox, every game matters. For Cleveland, they are simply trying to avoid finishing in the cellar for the first time since 1991.
Corey Kluber will get the nod for Cleveland while Chicago will counter with ex-Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano. Two high-ERA pitchers will certainly make for an interesting matchup with so much on the line.
The Cleveland Indians will take on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field located in Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2:10 p.m. EDT.
Corey Kluber (1-4, 5.36 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Chicago's Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.24 ERA).
Cleveland enters the game with a 63-91 record and in fifth place in the American League Central. They are 29-50 when playing on the road and have won three of their last 10 games.
Chicago comes into the matchup with an 82-71 record and in first place in the American League Central. They are 44-31 when playing at home and have won five of their last 10 games.
The season series is currently stands at 9-4 in favor of the White Sox.
Where to watch or listen:
In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.
Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).
The batting statistic leaders:
Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .286 batting average, Carlos Santana- 18 home runs, Carlos Santana- 75 runs batted in.
Chicago: Paul Konerko- .302 batting average, Adam Dunn- 41 home runs, Adam Dunn- 94 runs batted in.
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