Cleveland Indians (30-24, second within the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (19-37, fifth within the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Jean Carlos Mejia (1-0, .00 ERA, .40 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Orioles: Keegan Akin (0-0, 4.80 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Orioles +101, Indians -118; over/beneath is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup after a robust displaying by Shane Bieber. Bieber threw seven innings, giving up two runs on 5 hits with seven strikeouts in opposition to Chicago.
The Orioles are 8-19 on their house turf. Baltimore has slugged .388 this season. Trey Mancini leads the membership with a .512 slugging proportion, together with 24 extra-base hits and 11 house runs.
The Indians have gone 16-12 away from house. Cleveland has slugged .382 this season. Jose Ramirez leads the crew with a .547 slugging proportion, together with 27 extra-base hits and 13 house runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 11 house runs and has 44 RBIs.
Ramirez leads the Indians with 13 house runs and has 32 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 2-8, .223 batting common, 5.06 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Indians: 6-4, .233 batting common, 4.61 ERA, outscored by 4 runs
INJURIES: Orioles: Mac Sceroler: (shoulder), Hunter Harvey: (indirect), Austin Hays: (hamstring), Richie Martin: (wrist), Chris Davis: (again).
Indians: Zach Plesac: (thumb), Cam Hill: (wrist), Jordan Luplow: (ankle), Franmil Reyes: (facet), Roberto Perez: (finger).