The Indians have been the hottest team in the AL Central since the Sox last faced them and have been holding down first pretty solidly. The Tribe has only gotten stronger with the resurgence of Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner. They have had win streaks of 7 and 8
Game 1 –
The opening game of this 2nd 2 game series in a row will feature Jake Peavy and Fausto Carmona. Peavy will be making his 2nd start of the year, in his first start Peavy went 6 innings surrendering 7 hits and 4 earned runs but walking none. The righty is 1-3 with a 5.00 ERA in 6 career games against the Tribe. Carmona is 3-3 with a 3.94 ERA so far this year and has faced the Sox once this year a start in which he went 3 innings surrendering 10 runs and earning a 30.00 ERA. Carmona has been good against the Sox in his career going 7-4 with a 5.48 ERA.
Game 2 –
The finale of this 2 game series will see Phil Humber and Alex White. Humber has been good this year going 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA over his last 3. Alex White was the Indians #1 draft pick in the 2009 draft and is filling in the rotation while Matt Talbot is on the DL as he needs 1 or 2 more starts in extended spring training before being re-activated from the DL. White is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in 2 games this year and has beat the Angels Jared Weaver in his first Major League start.