Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds
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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Match Preview and Free Picks
The Cleveland Indians have plenty of room for error this month, but showed a little extra urgency Tuesday night after losing their first three games of September by scoring six runs in the first two innings en route to a 9-3 win. The American League Central-leading Indians look to follow up that effort with a series victory Wednesday afternoon when they host the last-place Kansas City Royals in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Yandy Diaz finished a double shy of the cycle while All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor also went deep for the 31st time this year for Cleveland, which boasts a magic number of 10 to clinch the AL Central and is 43-28 at home. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber attempts to match his career-high with an 18th victory when he takes the mound for the Indians on Wednesday against rookie right-hander Brad Keller, who is coming off his best month as a starter.
The Royals saw their season-best six-game winning streak end Tuesday, but can still win their second straight series against Cleveland. Hunter Dozier has led the offense of late for Kansas City, recording multiple hits six times during a seven-game hitting streak after registering two doubles and an RBI in Tuesday’s setback.
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Starting Pitchers Report
Royals RH Brad Keller (7-5, 3.26 ERA): Keller is unbeaten in his last four trips to the mound, allowing a total of six runs over 25 innings with 18 strikeouts and five walks. The 23-year-old Georgia native yielded two runs on four hits across eight innings in a 9-2 victory over Baltimore last Friday, throwing a career-high 114 pitches. Yonder Alonso has homered in three at-bats against Keller, who is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three appearances (one start) against Cleveland this season.
Indians RH Corey Kluber (17-7, 2.80): Kluber earned his fourth victory in August and fifth in six decisions overall last Friday with seven scoreless innings during a 3-0 win against Tampa Bay. The 32-year-old Alabama native finished August with a 2.81 ERA in six starts - his best since May - striking out 41 over 41 2/3 innings. Jorge Bonifacio is 4-for-5 with an RBI versus Kluber, who is 11-7 with a 3.09 ERA in 23 career starts against Kansas City.
Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends
|Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games|
|Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland|
|Kansas City is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cleveland|
|Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Kansas City is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 22 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends
|Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City|
|Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Kansas City|
|Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City|
|Cleveland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Kansas City|
|The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland's last 22 games when playing at home against Kansas City|
Kansas City at Minnesota Friday, September 7
Cleveland at Toronto Thursday, September 6