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(28-24) Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals (22-30)
Date: Friday, June 2, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Jason Vargas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -102 / Royals -108
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5 -210 / Royals -1.5 +175
MLB Betting Total: 9 runs
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The Indians have won 4 of their last 5 games and they are tied atop the AL Central standings with the Minnesota Twins.
The Royals have to be one of the more disappointing teams in the Majors this season and they are in last place in the AL central 6 games out of first place. Kansas City has lost 3 of their last 4 games.
In their last games the Indians beat the Oakland A’s 8-0 and the Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-5.
This season the Indians rank 19th in the Majors in runs scored and 6th in team ERA.
While the lineup of the Tribe has not lit up the scoreboard on the season they have combined to score 32 runs in the 4 wins in their last 5 games.
In their win over the A’s in their last game Cleveland’s Corey Kluber had a great returning start after being on the DL for a month and the Indians scored 8 runs on nine hits scoring 7 of their 8 runs in the 6th and 7th inning.
Josh Tomlin (3-6 5.79 ERA) is coming off a good start where he gave up one run in 6 innings in a 10-1 win over the Royals. The Indians had lost his previous 3 starts where he gave up 11 earned runs.
Tomlin already has 2 starts facing Kansas City this season where he is 1-0 with an ERA of 1.13. In his career facing them he is a solid 10-4 with an ERA of 3.94 in 23 career games including 19 starts.
The Indians have won Tomlin’s last 4 starts facing the Royals and they have won 6 of his last 8 road starts.
This season the Indians are 16-10 on the road.
Kansas City Royals
This season the Royals rank 19th in the Majors in team ERA and dead last in runs scored.
In losing 3 of their last 4 games the Royals gave up 26 runs in the 3 losses and only one in the win.
In their loss to the Tigers in their last game the Royals got off to a good start putting up 3 runs in the first inning, but they then gave up 4 in the 3rd inning.
Jason Vargas (6-3 2.39 ERA) faced the Indians in his last start going 5 innings and giving up 2 earned runs in a 5-2 KC win. The Royals had lost his previous 2 starts where he was not sharp giving up 9 earned runs in 10 innings.
In 15 career starts against the Indians Vargas is 7-3 with an ERA of 4.25.
The Royals are 10-2 in Vargas’ last 12 home starts and they have won 14 of their last 20 games overall when he has gotten the starting nod.
The Royals have lost 7 of their last 8 home games against the Indians.
This season the Royals are 13-13 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Royals are 10-4 in their last 14 games following a loss.
- Royals are 7-21 in their last 28 vs. American League Central.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
In Vargas’ last 4 starts facing the Indians the total has gone Under every time. That with the lowly KC lineup equals the Under in this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
This one is a tough call since each starter picked up a win in this match up. However, going with the hotter team and that is the Indians, who will take the first game of this division series.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 4 – Kansas City 2
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