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(72-52) Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers (73-53)
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs A.J. Griffin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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This American League matchup includes the top two teams in the conference.
The Cleveland Indians have started rolling again here in August, they are currently 6.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers.
The Texas Rangers have been up and down for most of the season, but they have been able to stay ahead of the American League West for most of the season.
The Cleveland Indians lineup has been strong here in the second half of the season. They are led by first time all-star Francisco Lindor.
Lindor is hitting .311 on the season with 38 extra base hits and 64 RBIs. Jose Ramirez has been the Indians MVP here in August with clutch hits on a nightly basis.
He is hitting .305 with 31 doubles and has knocked in 57 runs this season. Mike Napoli is hitting .260 with a team high 29 home runs and 87 RBIs this season.
The Indians lineup looks to cruise into the playoffs.
The Indians have their ace Corey Kluber on the mound and he has looked very good here in the second half of the season. Kluber is currently 13-8 on the season with a 3.13 E.R.A. and 171 strikeouts.
He looked good in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays in which he received a no decision. Kluber pitched in 6.2 innings of work where he gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits.
He also struck out 8 and walked 4 in the no decision.
The Texas Rangers lineup has been doing just enough to win ball games this season. They are led in average by Elvis Andrus with a .296 average.
Andrus has also drove in 52 runs this season with 31 extra base hits this season. Adrian Beltre is hitting .288 on the year with 21 home runs and a team high 79 RBIs.
Rougned Odor is leading the Rangers in home runs with 23 home runs to go with a .273 average. The Rangers will have their hands full with Kluber on the mound Friday.
The Rangers have A.J. Griffin on the mound Friday against the Indians. Griffin is currently 5-3 on the season with a 4.68 E.R.A. and 77 strikeouts.
He last pitched against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he received the loss in the ballgame. Griffin pitched in 5.2 innings where he gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits.
He also struck out 4 batters and walked 0 in the ballgame. He looks to take down the top tier Cleveland Indians.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CLE are 22-5 in their last 27 Fri. games.
- CLE are 3-8 in their last 11 road games.
- Under is 8-3 in CLE last 11 road games.
- Under is 18-6-2 in TEX last 26 on grass.
- TEX are 37-17 in their last 54 home games.
- TEX are 10-1 in Perezs last 11 home starts.
- CLE are 15-6 in the last 21 meetings.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
This game will come down to how Corey Kluber pitches on the road. I look for him to be successful. His stuff has been moving very well and his strikeouts have been up.
Look for the Rangers lineup to have difficulties with the Indians bullpen with Kluber starting the game.
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The Cleveland Indians lineup will do just enough against Griffin to pick up the win in this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 5 – Texas 3
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