Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Sunday July 28, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line: Cleveland Indians -185 / Kansas City Royals +165 -- Over/Under: 9
The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals meet Sunday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Indians have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians have won 18 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 108 hits and 43 RBI while Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez have combined for 197 hits and 108 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 3.49 ERA and 179 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 5-4 with a 3.18 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 134 hits and 54 RBI while Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler have combined for 201 hits and 132 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 2-11 with a 5.44 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 Sunday games, 21-10 in their last 31 during game 4 of a series and 7-2 in Bauers last 9 starts. The Royals are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series, 7-15 in Duffys last 22 home starts and 2-7 in Duffys last 9 Sunday starts. The Royals are 0-5 in Duffys last 5 home starts vs. Indians and 3-13 in Duffys last 16 starts vs. Indians. The over is 11-5 in Duffys last 16 home starts. The under is 5-2 in Indians last 7 overall.
Bauer has allowed 32 hits and 13 runs in his last 40 innings, and he has a 2.19 ERA and .202 allowed batting average in 78 innings on the road. Duffy has been solid lately, allowing 22 hits and nine runs in his last 20.2 innings, and the Royals have won his last three starts. While you can make a case for the Kansas City Royals and the big plus money based on Duffy's event turnaround, the Cleveland Indians are in one of those stretches that they seem to get in every year where they just don't lose games. Hard to see that changing with their ace on the hill.