Indians vs. Royals - 5/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (15-14) at Cleveland Indians (14-13)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
E Volquez (3-2) (3.37) vs. J Tomlin (4-0) (3.13)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -134 / Kansas City Royals +124 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Royals are coming off a shutout win Saturday but have allowed six or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.84 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 36 hits, Salvador Perez has 14 RBI and Mike Moustakas has seven home runs. Edinson Volquez gets the nod, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 2-4 with a 8.01 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Indians were shutout Saturday but have still scored 16 runs in their last three games. The Cleveland Indians have been tough to beat when their offense shows up, as they’re 12-3 this season when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 34 hits, Mike Napoli has 19 RBI and Carlos Santana has four home runs. Josh Tomlin takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 3.13 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 6-4 with a 5.11 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Volquezs last 8 starts. The Indians are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 12-1 in Tomlins last 13 starts. The over is 4-1 in Tomlins last 5 starts vs. Royals.
The Indians have had a lot of success this season with Tomlin on the hill, and the Royals are in a slump in which they're struggling to get out of. I'll take the Indians to get the victory on their home field.