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Indians Vs. White Sox: Cleveland Tries Maintain AL Central Lead Over Chicago

The battle for the top of the American League Central Division continues on Saturday when the Cleveland Indians face the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a weekend series between the two teams.

The White Sox have won three games in a row and pulled within 2.5 games of the division-leading Indians with their 9-3 win on Friday night. To make matters worse for the Tribe, Asdrubal Cabrera left the game Friday with a sore hamstring. With Travis Hafner back in Cleveland tending to a sore right knee, losing Cabrera would take even more pop out of the Indians batting order.

A pair of veteran right-handers will face off on the mound in Chicago. Cleveland will start 6-2 Derek Lowe, coming off of a tough-luck loss after yielding just two earned runs in six innings but taking the loss against Miami. Chicago will counter with Jake Peavy who looks to build on the six and a third shutout innings he posted to earn a win over the Chicago Cubs in his last start. Peavy is 5-1 on the season with a 2.39 ERA.

The game will be at U.S. Cellular Field at 8:10 p.m. ET.

For more on the Cleveland Indians, head over to Let's Go Tribe. More on the Chicago White Sox can be found over at South Side Sox. News and analysis on the world of baseball can be found over at Baseball Nation.

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