Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick- 8/4/13
Cleveland Indians (61-49) at Miami Marlins (43-66)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Scott Kazmir (L) (6-4) (4.114) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (R) (2-1) (3.471)
Miami Marlins +117 / Cleveland Indians -127 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Miami Marlins play a rubber match Sunday after Cleveland fought off Miami 4-3 due to six stolen bases.
The Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead off of Jason Kipnis' RB-single and Jacob Turner's (3-3, 2.68 ERA) wild pitch. The Marlins, though, rallied to level things via Christian Yelich's and Ed Lucas' hits. Kipnis' RBI-single an inning later drove in two runs as all Miami could do the rest of the way was knock in one with Greg Dobbs' single.
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The Marlins change channels to starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi (2-1, 3.47 ERA) for Sunday. Eovaldi has only gone thrice at home, getting a win over the Washington Nationals July 12, conceding three runs during six frames.
Two other starts saw Miami prosper 6-2 and falter 4-2 to the San Diego Padres and New York Mets. Eovaldi threw six innings and gave up zero runs. Cleveland's Michael Bourn is the only Indian to have seen Eovaldi before getting two hits in nine at-bats.
The Indians flip their ace rolodex to Scott Kazmir (6-4, 4.11 ERA), who has won his last three decisions, the last 10-1 at the Seattle Mariners, surrendering a run during eight frames. Other away decisions have seen Kazmir lose at the Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers, yielding 14 runs during 22 innings.
Cleveland is 3-7 in Kazmir's road appearances. The Marlins are 5-of-26 with a Juan Pierre RBI versus Kazmir all-time. The Indians start another winning streak Sunday.