Cleveland Indians (20-25) at Seattle Mariners (22-23)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 28, 2015, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +111 / Cleveland Indians -121 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Indians have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 65 hits and 22 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 55 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last seven road games. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’ 2-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. This will be Kluber’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Mariners have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 61 hits and 38 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 42 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last six home games. James Paxton takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s first career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-20 in their last 27 during game 1 of a series and 2-8 in Klubers last 10 starts. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 9-3 in Paxtons last 12 home starts. The Indians are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Seattle.
Kluber is due for a victory, as he's been solid all year long but hasn't gotten a break. I like Cleveland and the far better pitcher for the cheap price.