15* AL Sunday No-Doubt Rout on Texas Rangers -171
Texas vs. Cleveland,
05/06/2012 13:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 4
Money Line: -171 Texas
I rarely lay this kind of juice, but I'm willing to do so Sunday on the Texas Rangers with 100% confidence that they'll win this game against the Cleveland Indians. They have a huge edge on the mound and at the plate in the Game 3 rubber match.
Yu Darvish has been everything he was expected to be and more. Darvish is 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA through five starts this season, striking out 33 batters in 33 innings. The Rangers are 5-0 in his five starts, and they improve to 6-0 tonight with him on the mound this season.
Ubaldo Jimenez is done for. He has lost velocity on his fastball, and the Indians simply made a terrible trade last year. However, Cleveland isn't ready to give up on him, so Jimenez is going to continue to get rocked. The righty is 2-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 1.744 WHIP in five starts this season.
The Rangers are 22-6 in the last 28 meetings with the Indians, including 14-4 in their last 18 meetings in Cleveland. Texas is 10-0 against the money line as a road favorite of -150 to -175 over the last 2 seasons. Roll with the Rangers Sunday.