Kansas City Royals (2-1) at Cleveland Indians (1-2)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Danny Duffy (0-0) (0.00) vs. Logan Allen (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -105 / Kansas City Royals -115 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians meet Monday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win to build on their 2-1 record. The Royals have scored 24 runs in their first three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with six hits and six RBI while Michael A. Taylor and Kyle Isbel have combined for 11 hits and nine RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he was 4-4 with a 4.95 ERA and 57 strikeouts last season. Duffy is 4-12 with a 5.11 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their first three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Indians have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with four hits while Eddie Rosario and Josh Naylor have combined for six hits and four RBI. Logan Allen gets the ball, and he was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and seven strikeouts last season. This will be Allen’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 54-110 in their last 164 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Indians are 6-20 in their last 26 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Royals last 5 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Indians last 4 home games. The Royals are 13-30 in the last 43 meetings in Cleveland.
The Kansas City Royals are worth a look based on their offensive production, but it's hard to back Duffy with the way he looked last year and the fact he's had no career success against the Indians. With an ERA over five, Duffy is also allowing a .257 batting average with two homers in 101 at bats against current Indians hitters. Give me the Indians at home and the cheap price.