The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds will wrap up a brief two-game series at Progressive field on Wednesday afternoon. Cleveland managed to claim the first game between these two teams by the final score of 2-1 in 10 innings.
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Leading off for the Tribe is Francisco Lindor, who bats ahead of Tuesday night's hero, Oscar Mercado. Carlos Santana, who is having an All-Star caliber campaign, is in the three-hole with Tyler Naquin and José Ramirez coming up after. Mike Freeman, Jake Bauers, Kevin Plawecki and Leonys Martin round up the Indians' order.
The Indians sit second in the AL Central with a record of 34-32. They've won three of their last four games and will send rookie Zach Plesac to the mound, whose started off his career 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA.
Recently graduated top prospect Nick Senzel is leading off for the Reds, batting ahead of Joey Votto who is the team's DH. Eugenio Suarez and Derek Dietrich bat third and fourth, with Yasiel Puig batting fifth. Jesse Winker, José Iglesias, Curt Casali and José Peraza finish up the order.
Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani will get the call in this one. He's posted a 4.70 ERA so far this season but is coming off an outing in which he allowed just 1 run in 5 innings along with 7 strikeouts against the St. Louis Cardinals.