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Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (49-52) at Cleveland Indians (53-45)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm (Progressive Field)

J Ramirez (8-8) (4.38) vs. T Bauer (8-8) (5.58)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -145 / Los Angeles Angels +135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-West, SportsTime Ohio

The Los Angeles Angels and the Cleveland Indians meet on Thursday to conclude a three game set from Progressive Field.

The Los Angeles Angels will look to avoid the sweep after dropping the first two games of this series, including a 10-4 loss in game two on Wednesday. Luis Valbuena led the team by going 2 for 3 with a solo home run and an RBI double, while Nick Franklin added a pinch-hit RBI double in the top of the 9th. Cliff Pennington added a double of his own while Mike Trout went 3 for 5 at the dish. Andrelton Simmons and Ben Revere each went 2 for 3 at the plate while Kaleb Cowart added a base hit of his own in the loss. Ricky Nolasco took the loss, falling to 4-12 this season after giving up three runs on nine hits while walking a pair and striking out four over 6.2 innings of work. JC Ramirez will start game three and is 9-8 with a 4.38 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. This will be Ramirez’s first career start against Cleveland.

Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Indians will look to complete the sweep after winning the first two games of this series following their victory in game two on Wednesday. Bradley Zimmer led the way by going 2 for 4 with a solo homer and an RBI double, while Yan Gomes and Erik Gonzalez also went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, with Gomes adding a double to the cause in the win. Carlos Santana, Austin Jackson, Brandon Guyer and Michael Brantley each added RBIs while Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez added base hits of their own in the win. Carlos Carrasco tossed 6.1 innings, giving up a pair of runs on six hits while striking out five. Bryan Shaw got the win to even his record at 4-4 this season. Trevor Bauer will start game three for the Tribe and is 8-8 with a 5.58 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bauer is 3-0 with a 3.14 ERA and 20 strikeouts against the Angels.

Los Angeles is 6-1 in Ramirez’s last 7 road starts and 1-5 in their last 6 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Cleveland is 5-1 in Bauer’s last 6 starts against the AL West and 7-0 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Los Angeles is 1-11 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams.

Ramirez has been a solid option for the Angels this season and Bauer has been up and down this season, but the Indians are on fire right now and Bauer has had a nice amount of success against the Angels in his career. Gotta go with the Indians to complete the sweep after what we have seen in the first two games. 

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