Cleveland Indians (9-16) at Kansas City Royals (17-9)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 7, 2015, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals -113 / Cleveland Indians +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals meet Thursday afternoon in a rubber game.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Indians have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 30 hits and 12 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 35 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost four of their last six games on the road. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 0-4 with a 4.62 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 4-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have lost four of their last five games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 34 hits and 10 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 43 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last eight games on their home field. Edinson Volquez takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 2.10 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-2 with a 12.19 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 0-6 in Klubers last 6 starts. The Royals are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 17-7 in their last 24 home games. The Indians are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Kansas City.
In a battle between two teams that are struggling I bit, I trust the Royals at home a lot more. Give me KC and the cheap price.