Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (15-23) at Cleveland Indians (18-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
A Simon (1-3) (8.66) vs. D Salazar (3-2) (1.90)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -200 / Cincinnati Reds +185 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Progressive Field for interleague action Tuesday.
The Cincinnati Reds found themselves on the wrong end of a big score in a 15-6 defeat at Cleveland Monday. The Reds obviously struggled on the mound with starter John Lamb allowing seven runs on ten hits over four frames before Layne Somsen gave up another five runs on five hits and three BB including two homers. Cincinnati totaled 12 hits and two walks with Eugenio Suarez going deep with two RBI’s and two runs while Adam Duvall went solo. Jay Bruce was 2-4 with a pair of runs driven in and Joey Votto scored twice. Cincinnati hands the ball to Alfredo Simon who has thrown the ball well the past two times out. Simon has allowed a combined six runs on ten hits and three B over 13.2 innings but four of those hits were homers.
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The Cleveland Indians starting pitching struggled but the bullpen and bats were more then good enough to win big versus visiting Cincinnati on Monday. Indians starter Cody Anderson was touched for all six runs on nines hits including two homers through 4.1 innings before four relievers held the Reds scoreless. The Tribe amassed 19 hits and walked six times with Yan Gomes going deep and driving in four with Marlon Byrd going 3-5 with two RBI’s and three runs. Mike Napoli, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor each drove in two runs while every starter drove in runs or scored. Danny Salazar toes the rubber against visiting Cincinnati for the second time in his career. Salazar comes off of a 5-3 loss at Houston with a run allowed on four hits and six walks in five frames.
Cincinnati are 2-9 in their last 11 Tuesday games and the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 road games while the Reds are 24-54 in their last 78 road games. Cleveland are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and the under is 7-1-2 in Salazar’s last 10 on grass while the Indians are 1-7 in Salazar’s last 8 interleague starts. Cincinnati are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Cleveland. I think this is bet Cleveland or walk away…