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Lineup advice for Indians-White Sox Showdown

MLB’s strikeout leader could continue to dominate Sunday against the White Sox.

Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 4, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox will play Sunday at 7:08 p.m. ET. The game is airing on ESPN, replacing Cubs-Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball. DraftKings will have Showdown DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Shane Bieber ($15,600) has been a monster this year. Cleveland’s ace has racked up 35 Ks in 21 23 innings pitched and has cracked 40 DKFP twice. MLB’s strikeout leader could be challenged by a White Sox team that entered Sunday with the second most hits (140) in the league, but he’s been too successful so far to fade.

Jose Ramirez ($16,800) might be a bit of a reach at this price. He’s the most expensive option in the contest and leads Cleveland in hits (17) and runs (11). The third baseman has showcased power with four home runs and a .279 batting average.

Utility Picks

Nobody gets on base like Carlos Santana ($8,400). He leads MLB with 20 walks. While he hasn’t been very productive at the plate, he’s capable of lighting it up when he gets going. He led Cleveland in home runs and RBIs last season.

Leury Garcia ($4,000) is cheap for a player who leads his team in home runs (3), RBIs (8), and hits (19) this year. He’s up against some tough pitching but has thrived so far this season. He hasn’t struck out often this year and is one of the players most likely to at least put the ball in play.