Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers - 5/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (29-21) at Cleveland Indians (26-22)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
C Lewis (4-0) (3.38) vs. J Tomlin (7-0) (3.35)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -138 / Texas Rangers +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southwest, SportsTime Ohio
The Texas Rangers head to Progressive Field to open a series with the Cleveland Indians.
The Texas Rangers are one of the more dangerous teams in the American League West with solid play the last few weeks. The Rangers continued to play well with a 6-2 victory versus Pittsburgh for their 7th victory in nine contests. Rangers starter Martin Perez gave up both runs on seven hits over seven frames to up his record to 3-4. Texas produced seven hits and four walks with Mitch Moreland cracking a three run bomb while Prince Fielder hit his third long ball of the season. Left hander Derek Holland make his first start against the Indians since 2013. Holland was a 2-0 loser versus the visiting Angels with both runs plated on seven hits over 6.2 innings.
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The Cleveland Indians have first in the American League Central within their grasp if they can keep winning. The surging Indians had won four of five before coming up short in a 6-4 loss to visiting Baltimore Sunday. Tribe starter Mike Clevinger was charged with four runs on four hits and three BB in a no decision effort. Cleveland managed eight hits and walked five times with Mike Napoli smacking a two run homer while Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis connected on solo shots. Josh Tomlin looks to stay unbeaten when he gets the call to the mound versus the Rangers. Tomlin won his 8th game in a 6-2 win at the White Sox with both runs allowed on five hits in eight frames.
Texas are 6-2 in their last 8 overall and are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass while the over is 13-4-1 in Holland’s last 18 Monday starts. Cleveland are 8-21 in their last 29 Monday games and the over is 36-14-1 in their last 51 home games while going 15-2 in Tomlin’s last 17 home starts. Texas are 4-14 in the last 18 meetings and are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Cleveland. This might be better to watch then bet but I’ll hope Tomlin stays hot…