Tribe-White Sox game tentatively scheduled to start at 9 p.m.
CHICAGO — The start of Tuesday night’s game between the Indians and White Sox has been delayed by rain at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Trevor Bauer was scheduled to face James Shields. Bauer is attempting to comeback from a stress fracture in his right leg in time to pitch in the postseason for the Indians. He was injured on Aug. 11 at Guaranteed Rate Field when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Jose Abreu in the seventh inning.
This would be Bauer’s second start since coming off the disabled list. In his last start he went 1 1/3 innings against the Red Sox. Manager Terry Francona said he was scheduled to throw between 60 and 65 pitches on Tuesday before Carlos Carrasco relieved him.
Tribe-White Sox game in rain delay. pic.twitter.com/EHGRai3E54
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The Indians are 13-4 against the White Sox this season. Bauer is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA in three starts against them Chicago this season.
Bauer (12-6, 2.21) earned the win against the White Sox on the night he was injured. It gave him four wins in as many starts. But he did not pitch again until Friday against Boston at Progressive Field.
The Indians will start the ALDS on Oct. 5. In all likelihood they will play Houston with the Astros enjoying home-field advantage.