THREE-GAME SERIES AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD
Friday, 6:10 p.m.: LHP Adalberto Mejía (1-3, 5.53) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (6-5, 5.54)
Saturday, 3:10 p.m.: RHP Kyle Gibson (4-5, 6.56) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (6-2, 3.58)
Sunday, 12:10 p.m.: RHP Ervin Santana (9-4, 2.97) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (4-8, 6.07)
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They bounced back from four consecutive losses to Cleveland by winning two of three from the White Sox. … They are 20-9 on the road, which is the second-best away record in the majors but will be tested on this difficult 11-game trip to Cleveland, Boston and Kansas City. … They went 9-10 against the Indians last year and 5-5 in Cleveland, and 12-7 overall in 2015 and 6-4 at Progressive Field. … They hit 19 home runs in Cleveland last season, by far their best road showing, and posted a .901 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in Progressive Field. But that OPS fell to .613 in three games there in May. … Mejia and Gibson faced the Indians in their last start. Mejia allowed two earned runs in 4⅔ innings, while Gibson gave up three runs in six innings. … 3B Miguel Sano entered Thursday with 52 RBI, third-most in the AL, and 39 walks, ninth-most. He is also tied for fourth in on-base percentage (. 391) and fifth in slugging percentage (. 579).
Their explosive weekend in Minneapolis carried over to Baltimore, where they won 12-0 on Monday, then won three of the next four. … They outscored the Twins 28-8 in sweeping four games at Target Field, and have won eight of 10 against Minnesota this season. But the Twins took two of three in Cleveland in May. … They are 15-17 at home, yet remain atop the AL Central. … OF Michael Brantley, who missed last weekend while on the paternity list, is now on the disabled list because of a sprained ankle. … RHP Danny Salazar (shoulder) and RF Abraham Almonte (biceps strain) are also on the DL. … RHP Corey Kluber has a 2.90 ERA in his past 11 starts against the Twins. … Closer Cody Allen has 15 saves in 16 opportunities, but in his past two appearances he pitched the eighth inning, with LHP Andrew Miller pitching the ninth.