Houston Astros (34-19) at Cleveland Indians (25-25)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 27, 2018, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Indians +125 / Houston Astros -135 --- Over/Under: 8
The Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians meet Sunday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Houston Astros look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since May 5-6. The Astros have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won 13 of their last 15 games when scoring more than one run. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 69 hits and 26 RBI while George Springer and Alex Bregman have combined for 114 hits and 57 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 1.86 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. This will be Cole’s second career game against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Indians have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 61 hits and 27 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 110 hits and 68 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 2.35 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 7-0 with a 2.89 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 5-0 in Coles last 5 road starts and 5-0 in Coles last 5 starts. The Indians are 35-16 in their last 51 during game 4 of a series, 46-21 in their last 67 home games and 10-4 in Bauers last 14 home starts. The Indians are 4-0 in Bauers last 4 home starts vs. Astros, 7-0 in Bauers last 7 starts vs. Astros and the under is 27-11-4 in the last 42 meetings.
Cole has been Cy Young worthy this season, as he's allowed three or less runs in all 10 of his starts and has 101 strikeouts in 67.2 innings of work. Cole is also allowing just a .169 batting average. Bauer has been solid as well, which includes not allowing a run in his last 14 innings. However, you can count on one hand who has had a better season than Cole up to this point, and it's not often you're going to get this price. Give me the Astros.