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(71-51) Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics (53-71)
Date: Tuesday August 23, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: DANNY SALAZAR (R) vs. SEAN MANAEA (L)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -145 / Athletics +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: OFF
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Cleveland and Oakland continue their series Tuesday night with Game 2 of a 3 game set.
The Indians continue to try and create more separation in the AL Central while Oakland looks to play the spoiler role.
Cleveland endured one of the most entertaining series’ they’ve played all season long over the weekend. The series featured late inning heroics and solid pitching from starters and bullpen pitchers.
Here in Oakland, a let down is something Cleveland has to avoid.
The Indians enter play this series 32-28 on the road, while their starting pitching has given up less than 4 runs per road game.
Danny Salazar takes the ball here and he has been the most confusing pitcher to figure out.
After dominating in the early part of the season and even being selected to the All Star Game, Salazar found himself on the DL with an elbow injury.
Without a rehab start, Salazar entered play against the White Sox and lasted just 1.0 inning while giving up 3 runs and walking 3. The RH was then sent out to the bullpen in the 2nd inning to throw what seemed to be a simulated game.
With his confidence down, this is a huge start for Salazar. Look for early signs to tell how the start goes as he needs to come out throwing strikes.
The Athletics are used the role they’re currently in.
Oakland enters play in the spoiler role, as they once again try to cause havoc for playoff contending teams.
The Athletics rank near the bottom in almost every category in the MLB. What stands out the most is their team ERA (4.64), which ranks them 26th. Offensively, the A’s sit just below 4 runs per game, which puts them in 27th.
Sean Manaea gets the ball for Oakland, looking to get himself going once again. Manaea has dropped 3 of his last 4 starts and comes in off an outing that saw him give up 5 runs.
Manaea is just 1-3 in the month of August and has compiled an ERA of 5.32 in the 4 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Indians are 27-9 in their last 36 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. American League Central.
- Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
For the Indians to be successful, Salazar has to be successful.
His confidence is down, but now it’s about solving a head game. Mickey Calloway is one of the best pitching coaches in baseball and with this being a giant start for Salazar, look for a big turnaround here.
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The Indians get a quality start from Salazar as they grab a win in game 2.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 7- Oakland 2
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