Cleveland's Josh Tomlin and Chicago's Eric Stults are set to go head-to-head in Game 2 -- a reversal of sorts from the opener, in which the Tribe started Zach McAllister (who picked up his first big league win in what was his fifth career start) and the Sox countered with veteran righty Philip Humber.
Tomlin, 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA, gave up three runs in six innings while striking out four in a road win against the White Sox on Wednesday. Stults, meanwhile, will be on a big league mound for the first time this year.
White Sox: Stults to make 2012 debut
Like McAllister, Stults will be making his first big league appearance of the season. The left-hander appeared in six games out of the bullpen for the Rockies last year, posting a 6.00 ERA in 12 innings of work.
He spent four seasons with the Dodgers, from 2006-09, where he started 24 of the 35 games he appeared in. He signed with the White Sox as a free agent on Dec. 1, 2011.
Stults will be called up form Triple-A Charlotte, where he has a 2.20 ERA in five starts.
"We'll see how it goes and make decisions based on how the next week shakes out," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "We're still going over stuff after we put [Chris] Sale in the bullpen. I don't think anything is concrete."
Indians: Kipnis on a tear
Jason Kipnis' 10-game hitting streak came to an end in Game 1. The second baseman went 0-for-4 with a walk.
With McAllister's Game 1 outing, Indians starters have registered quality starts in nine of the club's last 10 games.
Chicago's Adam Dunn has homered in four of his last six games.
With a win Sunday, the Indians secured their third consecutive series win, which matches a season high. It was also Cleveland's first back-to-back series win at Progressive Field.