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Cleveland Indians: The final home-stand continues against the White Sox

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Now that the Cleveland Indians have clinched, all that there is left to do is play out the rest of September, and that includes this meeting with Chicago.

In the spirit of the movie “Major League,” the Cleveland Indians have only one thing left to do. Play the remainder of their September schedule. It starts with this meeting with the White Sox, whom the Indians will play again to begin their final road trip.

These White Sox have been a chippy bunch at times. They haven’t exactly played the Indians too hard at times, but everyone had them slated as the worst team in the AL Central. That honor goes to the Kansas City Royals.

The White Sox have potential to be a much-improved team in 2019 with the plethora of young talent in their farm system. Unfortunately, they may have lost their young flamethrower Michael Kopech for the entirety of next year.

Meanwhile, the Indians will likely continue to give their stars a bit more rest. The AL Central is locked up, and they likely won’t jump any higher in the playoff seeding.

Projected Lineups

Chicago White Sox (59-90) vs. Cleveland Indians (83-66)

Chicago White Sox: 2B Yoan Moncada, 3B Yolmer Sanchez, DH Jose Abreu, RF Daniel Palka, 1B Matt Davidson, LF Nicky Delmonico, C Wellington Castillo, SS Jose Rondon, CF Adam Engel

Cleveland Indians: SS Francisco Lindor, LF Michael Brantley, 2B Jose Ramirez, DH Edwin Encarnacion, 3B Josh Donaldson, 1B Yonder Alonso, RF Melky Cabrera, CF Jason Kipnis, C Yan Gomes

Expect to see plenty of different faces for this series. Yandy Diaz has started making more starts, Eric Haase is also getting more playing time at this point, along with Brandon Barnes. So there are plenty of people getting playing time.