Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs - 6/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (34-28) at Cleveland Indians (30-33)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
T Wada (0-1) (4.84) vs. S Marcum (3-1) (4.09)
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs face off on Wednesday in Cleveland as their interleague MLB series moves to Progressive Field in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Indians had to wait a day after the rainout on Monday but they got on the field on Tuesday beating the Cubs in Chicago. Carlos Santana had two hits including a home run, Francisco Lindor had two hits, and Michael Brantley had a hit, drove in a run, and scored a run as the Indians scored six runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer allowed four hits and struck out seven over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 6-3 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Indians start Shaun Marcum who has allowed 26 hits and 15 runs while striking out 30 over 33 innings for a 3-1 record and a 4.09 ERA.
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The Chicago Cubs just couldn’t get hits on Tuesday as they lost to the Indians at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant and Chris Denorfia each had hits and Addison Russell had two hits as the Cubs didn’t score on their four hits. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has allowed three hits and four runs while striking out six over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 6-5 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Cubs start Tsuyoshi Wada who has allowed 23 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 24 over 22.1 innings for a 0-1 record and a 4.84 ERA.
Cleveland is 5-1 in their last six interleague games, 3-7 at home against a left-handed starter, and 3-5 in their last eight games. Chicago is 2-6 in their last eight interleague games, 6-1 in their last seven interleague games against a team with a losing record, and 3-7 in Wada’s last 10 starts. Chicago is 4-1 in their last five meetings with Cleveland.
The Indians looked to be clearly the better team on Tuesday and I expect them to look the same here.