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 won 19 of 28 games in August to make a playoff spot inevitable, but they will be looking for their first win in their fourth try this month when they host the red-hot Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The Indians managed just a Francisco Lindor ninth-inning homer Monday afternoon as the Royals extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-1 triumph.
Cleveland leads the American League Central by 14 games despite losing the final two of the series with Tampa Bay at home over the weekend and recording just four hits Monday against Kansas City, which sits last in the division. Rejuvenated right-hander Mike Clevinger will try to snap the losing streak for the Indians when he takes the mound Tuesday against lefty Danny Duffy, who has pitched better of late but is 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA in three starts against Cleveland this year.
The Royals have won eight of their last nine, averaging 6.7 runs during that stretch, but are still last in the AL and 29th in the majors in scoring. Rookie first baseman Ryan O’Hearn went deep twice for Kansas City on Monday and boasts nine homers along with 22 RBIs in 24 games since being recalled.
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Starting Pitchers Report
Royals LH Danny Duffy (8-11, 4.72 ERA): Duffy finished August with two strong outings after a brief stint on the disabled list, allowing three runs on eight hits and five walks across 11 innings combined. The 29-year-old Californian yielded at least six runs five times and limited opponents to one or fewer eight times during his last 14 starts. Yan Gomes is 10-for-26 with three homers and nine RBIs versus Duffy, who is 2-9 with a 5.38 ERA in his career against the Indians.
Indians RH Mike Clevinger (10-7, 3.17): Clevinger turned things around in August with a 3-0 record and 2.21 ERA, capped by a victory over Minnesota on Thursday in which he gave up two unearned runs over 6 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old Floridian went 1-4 with a 4.85 ERA in five July outings before posting five quality starts in six tries last month. Alcides Escobar is 1-for-14 with a homer versus Clevinger, who is 4-0 with a 2.49 ERA in his career against the Royals.
Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends
|Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road|
|Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland|
|Kansas City is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games when playing 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 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends
|Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games|
|Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home|
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City|
|Cleveland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing 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 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City|
Kansas City at Cleveland Wednesday, September 5