Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Series Preview

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May 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a battle of AL Central foes this week as the Chicago White Sox play host to the Cleveland Indians for a four-game series between the two cellar dwelling members of the AL Central.

Division Standings

The White Sox enter the series on a five-game winning streak which brings their overall season record to 17-17 and a fourth place standing in the division.

The Indians come into this series losing Sunday, and are a paltry 14-22 which good for last in the division.

Season Series

The two teams have met 5 times already with the Indians having a 3-2 advantage.

May 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) leaves the field after the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Pitchers

Monday May 18th, @ 8:10PM EST

Corey Kluber (1-5) vs. Chris Sale (3-1)

Both pitchers have had their fair share of struggles, but both looked like they returned to form in their last start as Sale struck out 11 in eight innings and Kluber struck out 18 over eight in their last starts.

Tuesday May 19th, @ 8:10PM EST

Trevor Bauer(2-1) vs. Jose Quintana(2-3)

Bauer already has faced the White Sox twice this year with one decision. Quintana is showing signs of regaining his form.

Wednesday May 20th @ 8:10PM EST

Shaun Marcum(0-0) vs. Carlos Rodon(1-0)

Marcum will be making his season debut after spending some time in the minors. Rodon is making his third start and will look to rein in the wildness that he displayed against the Oakland A’s.

Thursday May 21st @ 8:10PM EST

Danny Salazar(4-1) vs. John Danks(2-3)

Salazar hasnt faced the Sox yet this season and is coming off a shaky start against the Texas Rangers.  Danks meanwhile has been a stud in his past two starts but has given up 7 runs in just over 10 innings against the Indians this year.

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