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Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 5/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Sunday May 26, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Cleveland Indians -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SUN, STOh
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians meet Sunday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 54 hits and 24 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Avisail Garcia have combined for 95 hits and 52 RBI. Ryne Stanek gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Stanek is 0-0 with a 7.71 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Indians have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Cleveland Indians have lost 11 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 50 hits and 29 RBI while Leonys Martin and Jose Ramirez have combined for 77 hits and 28 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win and 4-1 in Stanek's last 5 starts. The Indians are 43-20 in their last 63 during game 4 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 39-17 in Bauer's last 56 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rays are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Bauer's last 7 home starts. The under is 7-3 in Rays last 10 overall.

Bauer is allowing just a .192 ERA on the season, but he's given up four or more runs in four of his last five starts and a lot of it has to do with a high number of walks. Bauer has walked eight guys in his last 11 innings and three or more in five of his last seven starts. The Cleveland Indians also cant score runs, and it's becoming harder and harder to back this team because of it. I have to side with the Tampa Bay Rays, as I want nothing to do with the Indians and Bauer isn't pitching well at the moment.

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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