Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals - 9/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (85-59) at Cleveland Indians (71-72)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Y Ventura (11-8) (4.42) vs. C Kluber (8-13) (3.41)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -151 / Kansas City Royals +141 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals look to right the ship in the series finale’ at the Cleveland Indians.
The Kansas City Royals have been playing poorly of late and are fortunate to have a nice lead in the American League Central. The Royals struggles continued in Wednesday’s 5-1 defeat at Progressive Field for their 8th defeat in eleven contests. Starter Danny Duffy was hit hard with four runs scored on six hits over 2.1 frames to get the loss. The Royals offense was silent on just five hits and three bases on balls with Mike Moustakas solo homer accounting for the offense. Kansas City is slated to send Yordano Ventura to the mound in the final game of the series at Cleveland. In his second major league season Ventura is 11-8 with a 4.42 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians are out of the playoff picture but still have a shot at reaching .500. The Indians took another step in that direction with the lone run allowed on four hits through seven innings to pick up the win. The Tribe logged nine hits and walked five times with Francisco Lindor going 3-4 with a homer and four RBI’s while Mike Aviles scoring twice. Corey Kluber looks to finish the season on a strong note beginning with Kansas City on Thursday. On the season the defending Cy Young award winner is 8-13 with a 3.41 ERA.
Kansas City are 3-8 in their last 11 overall and are 3-8 in their last 11 on grass. Cleveland are 10-2 in their last 12 Thursday games and are 12-3 in their last 15 home games while the over is 16-5 in Cleveland’s 21 home games. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland and is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings. I’m leaning Kansas City but will likely sit this out…