Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (20-17) at Cincinnati Reds (15-25)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
C Kluber (2-5) (4.30) vs. Tim Adleman (1-1) (3.38)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +130 / Cleveland Indians -140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds end their interleague series at Great American Ball Park Thursday.
The Cleveland Indians look like a dangerous team if they can avoid too many slow periods. The Indians defeated Cincinnati 8-7 in 12 innings where they squandered a 5-1 lead and then rallied from a 7-5 deficit. Tribe starter Michael Clevenger was charged with four runs on five hits over 5.1 frames but left with a no decision with three relievers allowing runs. Cleveland totaled ten hits and four walks with Rajai Davis going solo and clubbing a two run jack in the 9th that sent the game to extras while Francisco Lindor homered and drove in two with Marlon Byrd rapping a two run single. The Cleveland Indians end the series in Cincinnati with Josh Tomlin on the mound. Tomlin improved to 5-0 with a 7-6 win versus Minnesota last time out with four runs allowed (three earned) on four hits including three homers in 6.1 innings.
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The Cincinnati Reds have a young rotation that needs more seasoning to become a quality staff. The pitching let the Reds down late and the offense couldn’t save the day as the team has lost six of seven. Cinci starter Brandon Finnegan was charged with four runs on eight hits through 5.2 innings before Anthony Cingrani served up a two run homer in the 9th with Keyvius Sampson surrendering a solo bomb in the 12th to absorb the loss. Cincinnati managed ten hits and three bases on balls with Jay Bruce going deep twice and scoring three times with Eugenio Suarez going deep and driving in three. Brandon Phillips knocked in two and scored while Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton combined for five hits and a run apiece. The Cincinnati Reds hand the ball to rookie Adleman for his 4th start of the season on Thursday. Adleman comes off of a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia where he gave up three runs on eight hits and a pair of BB over five frames.
Cleveland are 13-5 in their last 18 Thursday games and the over is 10-4-1 in their last 15 interleague games while the Indians are 14-2 in Tomlin’s last 16 starts. The over is 9-3-2 in Cincinnati’s last 14 home games and Cincinnati are 7-20 in their last 27 interleague games while the over is 18-7-2 in their last 27 Thursday games. Cleveland are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Cincinnati. Just going with the hotter team here…