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Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (48-39) at Cleveland Indians (48-37)

MLB Baseball: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Paul Blackburn (2-2) (6.47) vs. C Carrasco (8-5) (4.24)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -195 / Oakland Athletics +182 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Sports Time Ohio

MLB brings us to Progressive Field where the Cleveland Indians host the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

The Oakland Athletics are red hot with wins in eight of nine after downing San Diego 4-2 on Wednesday. Oakland received seven innings from Sean Manaea with two runs allowed before Lou Trevino picked up his 7th win with 2/3 of an inning of scoreless relief.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Athletics managed six hits and walked six times with Steven Piscotty leading the way with three doubles and three runs driven in while Khris Davis went 2-4 with a run and RBI.

Oakland sends Paul Blackburn to the mound to face Cleveland for the second straight time on Friday. Blackburn defeated the Indians 3-1 with three hits and one walk allowed in 6.1 frames.    

The Cleveland Indians will be looking to extend their winning streak to five after squeezing by Kansas City 3-2 on Wednesday night. Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer made three early runs hold up with two runs given up through 7.2 innings of work.

The Indians offense consisted of four hits and six bases on balls with Michael Brantley doubling in a run and scoring while Edwin Encarnacion and Greg Allen each hit sacrifice fly’s.

Cleveland hands Friday’s series opening start versus Oakland to right hander Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco was handed a 9-3 loss by Minnesota last time out with four runs plated in just 1.1 frames.

Oakland are 14-3 in their last 17 overall and are 14-3 in their last 17 games on grass and are 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games. Over is 23-6-1 in Cleveland last 30 home games and Cleveland are 46-17 in their last 63 home games and over is 7-3 in Cleveland last 10 Friday games. Under is 39-17-3 in the last 59 meetings.

I think asking Blackburn to beat the Indians a second straight time is asking a lot but for me it’s something on the A’s or look elsewhere…

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