Guardians take win streak into matchup with the Dodgers
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
MLB News (AP)
Cleveland Guardians (32-27, second in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (4-3, 3.37 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Dodgers: Julio Urias (3-6, 2.80 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -222, Guardians +185; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians are looking to extend a five-game win streak with a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 39-23 overall and 19-11 at home. The Dodgers have the sixth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .246.
Cleveland has a 32-27 record overall and a 17-17 record on the road. The Guardians have the seventh-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .313.
The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mookie Betts leads Los Angeles with 17 home runs while slugging .535. Trea Turner is 14-for-40 with three home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has a .310 batting average to lead the Guardians, and has 20 doubles, four triples and 16 home runs. Amed Rosario is 14-for-38 with a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 4-6, .214 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored by four runs
Guardians: 8-2, .272 batting average, 2.84 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
INJURIES: Dodgers: Mookie Betts: day-to-day (rib), Walker Buehler: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Pillar: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Edwin Rios: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tommy Kahnle: 60-Day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Heaney: 10-Day IL (shoudler), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.