Free MLB Prediction: Royals vs Indians
Major League Baseball betting sees the Kansas City Royals taking on the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday September 15th at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Kansas City Royals (84-59) at Cleveland Indians (71-71)
Date: September 15th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio.
MLB Betting Lines: Kansas City +112, Cleveland Indians -122
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers: Royals RH Kris Medlen (3-1, 4.58 ERA) vs. Indians RH Josh Tomlin (5-1, 2.85)
The Indians and Royals get set for game 2 their 4 game series which is proving to be vital for both of them.
In the Indians case, they still sit 4.5 out of the Wild Card race, but are now sitting at .500 at 71-71 following their win on Monday.
The Royals are seeing their top spot in the American League slip away as they continue to struggle following their 2nd straight loss.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 inside Progressive Field.
The Royals overall number 1 spot in the American League is in jeopardy as they get set for game 2 of this 4 game set.
Kansas City, who once held a comfortable lead, finds themselves just 2 games up on the Blue Jays for the overall #1 spot in the American League.
Kansas City will try to get themselves back into their old winning ways when they throw RH Kris Medlen on Tuesday.
Medlen is coming off arguably his best start of the season even though he didn’t factor in the decision. He lasted 6.0 innings allowing just 2 runs on 3 hits. Medlen had a no hitter working through 5 innings in that contest.
Medlen has had trouble keeping the ball in the ballpark as he’s allowed a home run in all 4 starts.
The Indians are catching fire right now, but the unfortunate thing is they’re rarely making up any ground.
Cleveland won again on Monday 8-3 behind a solid pitching performance by Carlos Carrasco, but failed to make any ground in the Wild Card race as the Rangers beat Houston 5-3.
Still, Cleveland has climbed back to the .500 mark at 71-71 as they’ve gone 13-5 over their last 18 games.
Cleveland has done it with solid starting pitching all season long and will throw RH Josh Tomlin in hopes of keeping that trend going. Tomlin brings in a record of 5-1 with an ERA of only 2.85.
Like Medlin, Tomlin has had his struggles with the long ball. He allowed 3 home runs in his last start and has allowed 10 home runs in 6 starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
Royals are 12-4 in their last 16 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Royals are 38-18 in their last 56 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a loss.
Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Over
With cold weather moving out of the Cleveland area and two home run pitchers throwing on Tuesday, expect the ball to be flying out of the park here.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 8- Kansas City 7
The battle of the bullpens takes form here with a close game that could go either way.
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