Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/20/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (52-43) at Texas Rangers (41-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
T Bauer (8-6) (2.31) vs. M Perez (2-4) (7.67)
The Line: Texas Rangers +160 / Cleveland Indians -170 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The second half of the 2018 MLB schedule features the Cleveland Indians visiting the Texas Rangers on Friday.
The AL Central leading Cleveland Indians took two of three from the visiting Yankees to close the first half of 2018 following a 5-2 win on Sunday. Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk over seven frames.
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The Indians banged out nine hits and walked twice with Michael Brantley going deep and scoring two times while Edwin Encarnacion clubbed a two run homer.
The Indians send right hander Trevor Bauer Friday’s start at the Rangers. Bauer did not receive a decision last time out in a 5-2 win versus the Yankees with both runs plated over seven innings.
The Texas Rangers ended the first half of the season with losseinns in seven of nine after a 6-5 defeat at Baltimore on Sunday. Texas starter Mike Minor fell to 6-6 with six runs scoring on four hits and two free passes in 2.2 frames.
The Rangers totaled nine hits and four walks with Shin-Soo Choo going 2-3 with a long ball and a pair of runs while Ronald Guzman clubbed a first inning grand slam.
The Rangers give Friday’s starting assignment versus visiting Cleveland to Martin Perez. Perez comes off of a 1-0 defeat at Baltimore where he allowed a run over seven frames.
Under is 9-4 in Cleveland last 13 road games and Cleveland are 53-25 in their last 78 Friday games. Under is 6-2-1 in Texas last 9 overall and under is 6-2-1 in Texas last 9 on grass and under is 12-4 in Perez’s last 16 Friday starts. Cleveland are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and Cleveland are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Texas.
The Indians have not been real consistent but the Rangers have been struggling so I’ll back the hotter pitcher…