Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics
|Date & Time||Saturday May 11, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Indians -147 / Oakland Athletics +125 -- Over/Under: 8
The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Cleveland Indians could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 37 hits and 19 RBI while Jake Bauers and Jose Ramirez have combined for 58 hits and 24 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 1-3 with a 4.09 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have won their last three games when scoring at least one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 43 hits and 18 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 77 hits and 40 RBI. Aaron Brooks gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Brooks’ second career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. American League West, 8-2 in Bauers last 10 road starts and 11-5 in Bauers last 16 starts. The Athletics are 44-20 in their last 64 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Indians are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Oakland, 2-7 in the last 9 meetings and 0-4 in Bauers last 4 road starts vs. Athletics. The under is 6-2 in Brooks' last 8 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Bauers last 5 starts overall.
Bauer has allowed 12 earned runs in his last 20 innings while walking 14 batters as well. That's not what you want to see when going up against an A's lineup that usually shows up big at home. Brooks has allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last five starts and has had a serious problem keeping the ball inside the park. This feels like an over game, and it feels even easier considering the line is a tad bit low. Still, give me the over.