Royals vs. Indians - 5/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (9-15) at Kansas City Royals (16-9)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
D Salazar (3-0) (3.32) vs. J Vargas (2-1) (5.95)
The Line: Kansas City Royals / Cleveland Indians --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, FSN-KC
The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Indians have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 27 hits and 11 RBI while Brandon Moss and Carlos Santana have combined for 31 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last seven games on the road. Danny Salazar gets the ball, and he’s 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 3-3 with a 5.45 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Royals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 33 hits and 10 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez have combined for 36 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last eight games on their home field. Jason Vargas takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Vargas is 4-3 with a 5.05 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 8-3 in their last 11 games following an off day and 4-1 in Salazars last 5 starts. The Royals are 19-7 in their last 26 games following an off day and 5-2 in Vargas' last 7 starts. The Indians are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Kansas City.
Both teams have been shaky as of late. However, the Indians have been great when having a day off and Salazar has been one of a few consistent pitchers for the Indians. I like Cleveland to get the victory.