Indians vs. Royals - 6/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (30-25) at Cleveland Indians (30-24)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
C Young (2-5) (5.94) vs. C Kluber (4-6) (4.15)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -185 / Kansas City Royals +175 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians look to complete the sweep of the Kansas City Royals Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals hope to avoid a brutal four-game sweep with a victory here. The Royals have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last five games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.85 and have split their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 67 hits, Lorenzo Cain has 34 RBI and Salvador Perez has seven home runs. Chris Young gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 5.94 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Young is 3-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians hope to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians offense has been rolling lately, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 66 hits, Jason Kipnis has 29 RBI and Mike Napoli has 13 home runs. Corey Kluber takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 5-5 with a 3.38 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Youngs last 7 starts. The Indians are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in Klubers last 5 home starts. The Indians are 1-5 in Klubers last 6 starts vs. Royals.
The Indians have owned this series and are tearing the cover off the ball, but this line is kind of crazy. The Royals are still the better baseball team here and it's not like Kluber is unhittable or anything. It's also tough to complete a four-game sweep. I'll take a stab with Kansas City and the huge plus money.