Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/26/14
Cleveland Indians (51-52) at Kansas City Royals (52-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Zach McAllister (R) (3-5) (5.280) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (R) (5-9) (4.488)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -127 / Cleveland Indians +117 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians face off on Saturday for game three of their four game series.
The Kansas City Royals followed up their dramatic win on Thursday winning again on Friday over the Indians. Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas, and Billy Butler each hit home runs as the Royals scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura llowed six hits and four runs while striking out seven over 6.1 innings to not factor in the decision as Francisley Bueno blew the save, Kelvin Herrera got the win to go to 2-2 for the season, and Aaron Crow earned his second save. For Saturday’s game the Royals start Jeremy Guthrie who has lost his last three starts. For the season Guthrie has allowed 135 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 80 over 126.1 innings for a 5-9 record and a 4.56 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians fought back on Friday to tie their game up with the Royals but they were unable to get the lead and eventually took the loss. Carlos Santana had two hits including a home run, David Murphy had three hits, and Michael Brantley had a hit as the Indians scored four runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out five over 5.1 innings to not get a decision and Carlos Carrasco took the loss to fall to 3-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Indians start Zach McAllister who has lost his last five decisions. For the season McAllister has allowed 60 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 51 over 59.2 innings for a 3-5 record and a 5.28 ERA.
Kansas City is 5-1 against the AL Central, 3-7 as a home favorite, and 23-10 in Guthrie’s last 33 home starts. Cleveland is 1-5 in their last six road games, 4-2 against a team with a winning record, and 2-6 in McAllister’s last eight starts.
The total is set at 8.5 but these pitchers have both been roughed up so the probability here is that this one goes over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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