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Preview: Indians (91-71) at White Sox (62-100)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field
Date: June 14, 2018 2:10 PM EDT
  

The Chicago White Sox will go for a series win against the Cleveland Indians when the teams square off Thursday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field on Chicago's South Side.

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Chicago (24-42) has endured a bumpy start to the season but has won two of the first three in its four-game series against the Indians. The White Sox have gone 8-5 in June thanks in large part to better starting pitching.

Meanwhile, Cleveland (35-31) hopes to escape the Windy City with a series split. The Indians remain atop the American League Central standings but have posted an underwhelming 5-6 record in June.

The getaway-day contest will represent the second start of the season for White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon (0-1, 3.60 ERA), who spent two-plus months on the disabled list as he recovered from shoulder surgery.

The White Sox's 2014 first-round pick (No. 3 overall) allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits in five innings during his season debut Saturday against the Boston Red Sox. He walked two and struck out seven.

Teammates were impressed with Rodon's assortment of pitches after a long layoff.

"Carlos has that killer (look in his eye) whenever he starts getting a little geeked up, when he's about to throw some stuff that is going to be unhittable," White Sox catcher Kevan Smith told The Athletic. "Even whenever we were catching in Triple-A, he had the same things kind of happen. He would pitch out of these jams, and that's what I'm saying. ...

"He has a fastball that ... just kind of control it and let it do its work, it's an impressive pitch."

In 10 career appearances (nine starts) against the Indians, Rodon is 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA. He has walked 19 and struck out 64 in 61 2/3 innings. The only other team he has beaten four times is the Minnesota Twins.

For the visitors, Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger (4-2, 3.31 ERA) will take the mound for his 14th start of the season. The 27-year-old needs one more win for No. 20 in the big leagues.

Clevinger has pitched six-plus innings in nine of his past 10 outings. In nine of his 13 starts this year, he has given up three earned runs or fewer.

The White Sox have had sporadic success against Clevinger, who is 1-2 with a 4.29 ERA against that team in five career appearances (three starts). Clevinger has walked nine and fanned 20 in 21 innings versus Chicago.

Chicago is 12-20 at home this season; Cleveland is 15-20 on the road.

The Indians are still without left-hander Andrew Miller out of the bullpen as he recovers from inflammation in his right knee. Miller threw a bullpen session Wednesday and could face hitters in live batting practice or in a simulated game as part of the next step in his rehabilitation.

"He did well, he did real well, probably his best one yet," Indians manager Terry Francona told mlb.com. "When we get back home, we'll see if he's ready to face hitters.

"How he's bouncing back is still the biggest challenge, but he's building up, he's doing a good job, so we're making progress, which is good. I'd much rather have that happen than the other way."

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at White Sox
Mon, Jun 11 Final 4 to 0
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at White Sox
Tue, Jun 12 Final 1 to 5
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 3
Indians at White Sox
Wed, Jun 13 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 4
Indians at White Sox
Thu, Jun 14 Final 5 to 2
 Boxscores  •  Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  -210   -130   8.5 
 CHW  +190   +110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  -215   -135   8.5 
 CHW  +180   +115   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  93%   82%   24% 
 CHW  7%   18%   76% 
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BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 13, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 2 Under: 5 
 CHW « 3 Cover: +190 
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 Jun 12, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 1 Under: 6 
 CHW « 5 Cover: +130 
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 Jun 11, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE « 4 Cover: +100 
 CHW 0 Under: 4 
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 May 30, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 1 Over: 10 
 CLE « 9 Cover: +100 
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 May 29, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 3 Push: 10 
 CLE « 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 28, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 6 Over: 15 
 CLE « 9 Cover: +100 
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 Oct 1, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 1 Under: 4 
 CLE « 3 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Wednesday, Jun 13
 
  •  Mets at Braves
12:10 PM EDT
  •  Blue Jays at Rays
1:10 PM EDT
  •  Cubs at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
  •  Red Sox at Orioles
3:05 PM EDT
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3:40 PM EDT
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4:10 PM EDT
  •  Nationals at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Twins at Tigers
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Giants at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Indians at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Reds at Royals
8:15 PM EDT
  •  Padres at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
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10:05 PM EDT
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