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Cleveland Indians: Previewing the four-game series in Chicago

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Indians may be getting some guys back

As Roberto Perez possibly heads to the DL, the Indians look like they may be getting Brandon Guyer back for this series. Guyer faced a lefty pitcher in Columbus on Friday where he promptly launched two homers.

It may be a little bit longer for Tyler Naquin to make his return as it’s likely he’ll be out until the weekend series against Minnesota. As for Andrew Miller, he has a bullpen session scheduled today. He already had one 30-pitch session on Friday, but he has a chance to return this week.

Worse/Best case scenario

Worse case: 2-2 series tie

It’s hard to imagine the Indians losing more than two games against the White Sox. After sweeping the Chi-Sox just two weeks ago, the team has a chance to extend that winning streak. There’s always the chance that the Tribe’s inconsistencies show this week, but not enough for the team to lose this series entirely.

Best case: 4-0 series win

Going 7-0 against a team is no easy task no matter who that team is. But in this case, the Indians have a really good offense, and the White Sox don’t really have an answer for it.

The White Sox have to hope that they see the Indians offense that struggles to hit with RISP. But that wasn’t the case the last time these teams met. The White Sox suffered from their own mistakes that the Indians took advantage of. That can easily happen again.

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This series kicks off tonight in Chicago at 8:10 p.m. ET and continues through the week until Thursday.

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