Royals vs. Indians - 6/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (25-26) at Kansas City Royals (29-20)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
T Bauer (4-2) (2.97) vs. C Young (4-1) (1.55)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -119 / Cleveland Indians +109 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, FSN-KC
The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals play a rubber game Thursday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Indians have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Indians have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 71 hits and 25 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 61 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won seven of their last nine road games. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Royals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 59 hits and 17 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 71 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last eight home games. Chris Young takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 1.55 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Young is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Bauers last 8 starts as an underdog. The Royals are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Youngs last 5 starts. The Indians are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Kansas City.
Young is one of the few KC pitchers who has had success lately. The Royals have also been great playing at home during their losing stretch. I like KC to win this series.