Indians look to continue road success against White Sox
Chicago, IL, United States (AHN Sports) – The Cleveland Indians have been able to overcome some spotty offense so far this season and they will look to continue to do so Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox.
Despite the sporadic offense, the Indians are in first place in AL Central Division.
Cleveland (11-9) is 7-2 on the road this season and has been able to make up for its lack of hitting with patience.
The Indians have drawn a Major League-high 101 walks, marking only the fifth time in the franchise’s history that the team has at least 100 walks through the first 20 games of a season. That has helped offset the fact that Cleveland is 25th overall with 169 hits.
Cleveland will get some help offensively Tuesday as outfielder Johnny Damon will join the team in Chicago for the three-game series.
The 38-year-old Damon has been in extended spring training at the team’s complex in Arizona since signing a minor-league contract on April 17.
The Indians will be Damon’s seventh MLB team, all of them in the American League. He hit .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 150 games last year for the Rays.
For his career, Damon has a .286 lifetime batting average with 231 home runs and 1120 RBI in 2426 games with the Royals, A’s, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers and Rays.