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2019 MLB Season
(79-55) Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays (77-58)
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL.
Projected Starters: Zach Plesac vs. TBD
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The Cleveland Indians are looking to catch the Minnesota Twins who have a 3.5 game lead atop the AL Central. Cleveland still has six games against their division rival. The Indians have relied on great pitching. The team ranks first in the American League in runs allowed (527). Shane Bieber (3.23 ERA), Zach Plesac (3.40 ERA), and Mike Clevinger (2.72 ERA) have been stellar.
The offense is led by Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana. Lindor is hitting .301 with 25 homers and 19 stolen bases this season. Santana leads the Indians with 30 homers and 80 RBIs.
On the mound for the Indians is Zach Plesac. Plesac is 7-4 with a 3.40 ERA this season. In his last outing he allowed one run in 5.2 innings against the Royals.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are looking to grab an AL Wild Card spot.
They are one game behind the Oakland Athletics who occupy the second wild card spot. Like the Indians, the Rays have relied on reliable pitching this season.
The team ranks third in the American League in runs allowed (552).
Charlie Morton (3.11 ERA), Yonny Chirnos (3.62 ERA), Ryan Yarbrough (3.36 ERA), and Tyler Glasnow (1.86 ERA) have all been terrific this season.
The Rays offense is led by Austin Meadows (24 homers) and Tommy Pham (19 homers).
The Tampa Bay Rays will likely go with an opener here. Unlike most teams in baseball the Rays have the pitching depth to get it done in these situations.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 8-1 in Plesacs last 9 starts.
- Indians are 19-8 in their last 27 road games.
- Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series.
- Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 overall
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Indians ML.
The Indians have a pitching edge with Plesac on the mound and it’ll show. This shouldn’t be a high-scoring game.
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Look for Lindor to get a multi-hit game in this one as well.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 5 – Tampa Bay 3
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