Athletics vs. Indians - 8/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (72-51) at Oakland Athletics (53-72)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
D Salazar (11-4) (3.50) vs. Sean Manaea (4-8) (4.65)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +143 / Cleveland Indians -153 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Indians offense has been consistent, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 150 hits, Jason Kipnis has 67 RBI and Jose Ramirez has 10 home runs. Danny Salazar gets the nod, and he’s 11-4 with a 3.57 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Athletics have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.64 and have lost 10 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 111 hits, Danny Valencia has 44 RBI and Marcus Semien has 23 home runs. Sean Manaea takes the hill, and he’s 4-8 with a 4.73 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. This will be Manaea’s first career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 10-2 in Salazars last 12 starts. The Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Manaeas last 6 home starts. The Indians are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Athletics are damn near unbackable in their current form and the Indians have won eight of the last 10 games when Salazar takes the hill. The Indians should keep the ball rolling and get another victory against a pitcher who has an ERA over five in the month of August.