San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/26/14
Cleveland Indians (11-11) at San Francisco Giants (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Zach McAllister (R) (3-0) (2.281) vs. Tim Lincecum (R) (1-1) (6.429)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -126 / Cleveland Indians +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, CSN-BA
The Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants will play game two on Saturday. The Giants won game one, 5-1.
The Indians have won four of their last six games, but have lost five of their last seven games on the road. The Indians offense has been on fire as of late, but ran into a brick wall in game one, generating only five hits and striking out eight times. Nick Swisher, however, did have two hits and has four multiple hit games in his last 10 matchups. The Indians pitching has allowed five or more runs in four of their last seven games. Zach McAllister hopes to stay hot, as he’s 3-0 on the season with a 2.28 ERA and has 17 strikeouts in 23.2 innings. This will be the first time McAllister has faced the Giants in his career.
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The Giants have now won two straight games, but have still lost five of their last eight. The Giants offense has woken up a bit, scoring 17 runs in their last two games, and Michael Morse hit his sixth homerun of the season in the game one victory. Morse leads the Giants with 17 RBI. The Giants pitching staff has also been on point, holding eight of their last 10 opponents to three or less runs. Taking the mound Saturday will be Tim Lincecum, who is 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in 21 innings. This will be Lincecum’s first time facing the Indians in his career.
The Indians are 7-0 in McAllister's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-0 in McAllister's last 4 road starts. The Giants are 9-2 in Lincecum's last 11 starts and 4-1 in Lincecum's last 5 starts as a favorite.
It's tough to pick against Lincecum and the Giants at home, especially with the Giants finding their offense as of late. McAllister has been pitching well this season, but Lincecum is a different animal when he's locked in at home.
I'll take the Giants for the cheap price.