Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/6/14
Kansas City Royals (45-40) at Cleveland Indians (41-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Danny Duffy (L) (4-6) (2.658) vs. Corey Kluber (R) (7-6) (2.992)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -140 / Kansas City Royals +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, STO
The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians will play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Royals have won five of their last eight games and are four games above a .500 record. The Royals offense has really taken off lately, producing four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Royals have won 19 of their last 21 games when that’s the case. Salvador Perez has five hits in his last three games and Omar Infante has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he’s 5-7 with a 2.60 ERA and has 55 strikeouts in 72.2 innings. Duffy is 1-0 with a 4.38 ERA in three career games against the Indians.
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The Indians have won three of their last four games and are two games below .500. The Indans pitching has improved lately, allowing three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. Overall, the Indians have the 24th worst ERA at 4.03. The Indians have won 13 of their last 16 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Michael Brantley has five hits and two runs in this series. Starting is Corey Kluber, who is 7-6 with a 2.99 ERA and has 127 strikeouts in 117.1 innings. Kluber is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA in seven career starts against the Royals.
The Royals are 9-3 in Duffys last 12 road starts and 7-2 in Duffys last 9 starts vs. American League Central. The Indians are 13-4 in Klubers last 17 home starts and 8-3 in Klubers last 11 starts overall. The Indians are 5-1 in Klubers last 6 starts vs. Royals.
The Indians have been playing decent ball the last few days and Kluber does have career success against the Royals. I'll take the home team for the decent price.