Cleveland Indians (24-26) at Kansas City Royals (29-19)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals / Cleveland Indians --- Over/Under:
The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Indians have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 70 hits and 25 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 58 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won six of their last seven road games. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 3-4 with a 4.70 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Royals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Royals have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Kendrys Morales and Mike Moustakas have combined for 112 hits and 53 RBI while Eric Hosmer has 31 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last eight home games. Jeremy Guthrie takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 6.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 5-5 with a 6.14 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series and 2-9 in Carrascos last 11 starts with 5 days of rest. The Royals are 23-8 in their last 31 games following an off day and 11-4 in Guthries last 15 starts. The Indians are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Kansas City.
The Royals have been tough to beat at home and have been lights out after having a day off. I look for KC to get back on track here.