Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/8/14
Los Angeles Angels (87-55) at Cleveland Indians (74-67)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Jered Weaver (R) (15-8) (3.555) vs. Danny Salazar (R) (6-6) (3.798)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -105 / Los Angeles Angels -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network, FSN-W, STO
The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians play a makeup game Monday afternoon at Progressive Field.
The Los Angeles Angels have won four straight and are 32 games above a .500 record. The Angels offense has led the way during this stretch, producing four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Angels have won 18 straight when scoring more than three runs. Albert Pujols has five RBIs in his last three games and Erick Aybar has an RBI in four straight games. The Los Angeles have an ERA of 3.55, which is 10th in the majors. Starting is Jered Weaver, who is 15-8 with a 3.56 ERA and has 143 strikeouts in 187.1 innings. Weaver is 8-4 with a 3.23 ERA in 18 career starts against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians have won four of their last five games and are seven games above .500. The Indians pitching staff has shown signs of improvement, allowing three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. Overall, the Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.59, which is 13th in the majors, and they’ve won seven straight when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Michael Brantley has an 11-game hitting streak and Carlos Santana has an RBI in three straight games. Danny Salazar gets the ball, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA and has 92 strikeouts in 87.2 innings. This will be Salazar’s second career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 5-2 in Weavers last 7 road starts and 68-32 in Weavers last 100 starts overall. The Indians are 5-1 in Salazars last 6 home starts and 6-2 in Salazars last 8 starts overall. The Angels are 5-2 in Weavers last 7 road starts vs. Indians.
Weaver has had great success against the Indians in his career, and the Angels have been playing better baseball lately. I'll take LA for the cheap price.