Indians vs. Rays - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (39-30) at Cleveland Indians (31-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
A Colome (3-3) (5.14) vs. T Bauer (6-3) (3.22)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -113 / Tampa Bay Rays +103 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, STO
The Tampa Bay Rays look to sweep the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to remain hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Rays have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 67 hits and 31 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 63 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five straight road games. Alex Colome gets the nod, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.14 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Colome’s second career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indians have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Indians have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 91 hits and 28 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 70 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost six of their last eight home games. Cody Anderson will make his major league debut with this start. Anderson was 21-25 with a 3.44 ERA and 332 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Rays are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Colomes last 5 starts. The Indians are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Rays are 11-24 in the last 35 meetings in Cleveland.
The Rays are on fire right now, while the Indians, not so much. When you add that to the fact Anderson is facing big league hitters for the first time, I'll gladly take the plus money.