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Indians Vs. White Sox: Central Division Foes Meet For Rubber Match On Thursday

The Cleveland Indians (12-10) and Chicago White Sox (12-12) will conclude a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on Thursday night. Each team has earned a win in the first two games of the series with Wednesday night deciding the series winner. With Chicago trailing Cleveland by a single game for the Central Division lead, the game will undoubtedly have a competitive tone.

Considering that the White Sox won on Tuesday night by a score of 7-2 and the Indians won on Wednesday night by a score of 6-3, it's safe to speculate that an offensive night isn't out of the question.

The probable starters for Thursday are Justin Masterson for the Indians and John Danks for the White Sox. Masterson is 0-2 in five starts this season with a 5.40 ERA in 30 innings pitched with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 20-17. He is 3-5 lifetime against the White Sox with a 2.31 ERA.

Danks is 2-3 in five starts this season with a 6.23 ERA in 30.1 innings pitched and has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 24-15. He is 4-7 lifetime against the Tribe with a 4.90 ERA.

The game will start at 8:10 EST.

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