Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Free Pick - 9/10/13
Kansas City Royals (75-69) at Cleveland Indians (77-66)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Jeremy Guthrie (R) (13-10) (4.191) vs. Zach McAllister (R) (7-8) (3.971)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -126 / Kansas City Royals +116 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, SportsTime Ohio
The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians continue their series at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
The streaky Royals are playing well and need to continue to rack up the wins just to have a shot at the postseason. I'm sure the Royals are well aware this is the best team this organization has put together in what seems like forever. That will be no consolation if KC stays home for the playoffs and their dreams did take a step back in Monday's 4-3 defeat at Cleveland. Ervin Santana absorbed the loss, with all four runs given up over seven innings and three homers allowed. Alex Gordon was the the offensive star, with a two run homer and two runs scored. Jeremy Guthrie draws the starting assignment in game two of the series with Cleveland. Guthrie has had a few ups and downs over the past month and sits at 13-10 with a 4.19 ERA in 2013.
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Cleveland has been winning and are trying to keep the pressure on Detroit in the American League Central, while keeping an eye on the Wild Card. The Indians don't control their own fate, but following Monday's win, they have won six of eight where both the arms and bats contributing. Both were just enough Monda,y with Ubaldo Jimenez coming up big with just an unearned run given up over seven innings of work. The Tribe played the power game at the plate with Asdrubel Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana each clubbing solo home runs. Zach McAllister takes the ball Tuesday hoping to steady the ship and get hot going forward. McAllister is 1-1 with a 6.32 ERA in his last three outings while going 7-9 with a 3.97 ERA overall.
Neither hurler has numbers that stand out and make me want to jump on them. At first glance I was thinking over, but both guys can be good or bad so gun to my head...