San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Indians Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/27/14
Cleveland Indians (11-12) at San Francisco Giants (13-10)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Danny Salazar (R) (0-3) (7.852) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (R) (0-1) (7.716)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -109 / Cleveland Indians -101 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsTime Ohio, CSN-Bay
The Cleveland Indians hope to salvage the final game of their series at the San Francisco Giants.
I don't know if Cleveland is a contender in the American League Central and we probably won't be able to tell for at least a few more weeks but my gut tells me something seems to be off. The tribe dropped back to back games following a 5-3 loss at San Francisco Saturday as starter Zach McAllister blew a 3-0 lead with four runs plated in the 5th which ended his day. The bats never recovered even though they put runners on base with nine hits and a trio of BB. Jason Kipnis drove in two runs with Nick Swisher knocking in the other but the big hit never materialized. The Indians send Danny Salazar to the bump in search of his first victory of the season versus San Francisco. Salazar is off to a slow start after four outings where he has gone 0-3 with 7.85 ERA.
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After suffering a dreadful 2013, San Francisco is out to prove they are still the team to beat in the National League West. The results thus far say the Giants are a team to be taken seriously as they improved to 14-10 after winning Saturday to maintain first in the division. Tim Lincecum allowed all three runs (two earned) on nine hits and a pair of walks before being lifted after 4.2 frames with four relievers pitching a shutout. The Giants didn't pound the ball with only six hits and a base on balls but they did bunch several together during a four run 5th. Buster Posey blasted his 5th homer while Hunter Pence drove in two with a two out single. Ryan Vogelsong toes the rubber Sunday against Cleveland in charge of securing the sweep in an interleague battle. Vogelsong has yet to find the winning form through four starts with an 0-1 record and 7.71 ERA.
Both hurlers are struggling in a big way so taking a side is tricky. Instead I'm looking at the total and thinking there should be some runs scored so the over is where I'm going...