Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Match Preview and Free Picks
Bartolo Colon attempts to become the winningest Latin American pitcher in baseball history when the Texas Rangers host the Cleveland Indians on Saturday for the middle contest of their three-game series. The 45-year-old right-hander is tied with Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez with 245 career victories as he looks to help the Rangers bounce back from Friday's 9-8, 11-inning loss.
Colon is making his third attempt at setting the mark after suffering losses in back-to-back starts against Detroit and Boston. Rangers All-Star Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-6 with a walk to extend his streak of reaching base to 52 consecutive games, seven shy of Will Clark's franchise-record streak that began in 1995 and concluded in 1996.
Indians All-Star Jose Ramirez established a new career best with his 30th homer - also the most in the majors - while Jason Kipnis hit a two-run shot as part of three-RBI effort. Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and delivered the game-winning single in the 11th inning as Cleveland boosted its lead over Minnesota in the American League Central to 8 1/2 games.
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Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Starting Pitchers Report
Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (11-5, 4.12 ERA): Carrasco has won three straight decisions and five of his last six. The 31-year-old has posted a stellar 1.02 WHIP in eight road starts while going 4-3 with a 3.33 ERA and limiting batters to a .222 average. Carrasco is 2-3 with a porous 6.64 ERA in nine career appearances (seven starts) against Texas and has struggled with Elvis Andrus (6-for-16, one homer, eight RBIs).
Rangers RH Bartolo Colon (5-7, 4.64): Colon allowed three earned runs in both of his consecutive losses - he pitched eight innings against Detroit and six versus Boston. The veteran has given up three earned runs or fewer in five straight outings and 12 of his 17 turns this season. Colon is 7-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 14 career starts against the Indians, the franchise for which he pitched from 1997-2002.
Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds
Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Free Predictions and Result
|Indians-185 Over/Under 10½||Indians 7, Rangers 3|
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Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends
|Cleveland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games|
|Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games|
|Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road|
|Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas|
|Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Texas|
|Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas|
|Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas|
Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends
|Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games|
|Texas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home|
|Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home|
|Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland|
|Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Cleveland|
|Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland|
|Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland|
|Next Up: Cleveland at Texas Sunday, July 22|