Royals vs. Indians - 6/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (24-26) at Kansas City Royals (29-19)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C Kluber (3-5) (3.52) vs. J Vargas (3-2) (5.16)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +121 / Cleveland Indians -131 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, FSN-KC
The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Indians have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Indians have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 70 hits and 25 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 60 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won seven of their last eight road games. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 3.52 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 4-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Royals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Royals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Kendrys Morales and Mike Moustakas have combined for 114 hits and 53 RBI while Eric Hosmer has 32 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last seven home games. Jason Vargas takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 5.16 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Vargas is 5-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 10-1 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 3-8 in Klubers last 11 starts. The Royals are 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 7-3 in Vargas' last 10 home starts. The Indians are 1-4 in Klubers last 5 starts vs. Royals.
The Royals simply can't put runs on the board, and I don't think that changes with Kluber on the hill. Give me the Indians to remain hot and the reasonable chalk.