In the last of a three-game series between the Cleveland Indians (62-66) and the Los Angeles Angels (65-64) at Progressive Field, Josh Tomlin (2-1, 3.26 ERA) and Jered Weaver (6-9, 4.59 ERA) get the start. The Indians won the last game 8-3 and Cleveland leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 30 and will air on STOh and FSW.
In his most recent outing, Tomlin pitched 6.0 innings, giving up four runs and striking out seven in an 11-6 victory over the Brewers. Michael Brantley (.324, 57 Rs, 11 HRs, 72 RBIs, 14 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs. The Angels were victorious over the Tigers 8-7 the last time Weaver pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing six runs and striking out one.
Cleveland is a -125 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the Indians have a 42-40 record and overall money line at -1,699. They are 3-1 as the favorite over their last 10 games. The Indians are fourth in the league in WHIP at 1.19.
Switching gears, the Angels come into this game with a weak win percentage of .333 when playing as the underdog (17-34) and an overall money line of -453. Over the last 10 games, they were winless as the underdog with a 0-4 record and 4-6 SU. The Angels will be looking to pick it up in this one after recent offensive struggles. In their 10 most recent games, Los Angeles's run production has dropped to 2.9 runs per game, compared to 4.0 for the duration of the season. The Angels are known for their bats, hitting 338 extra base hits. The last 10 games have really brought the worst out of the Los Angeles pitchers. They allowed 6.2 runs per game during that span, which is higher than their season average of 4.0.
In their previous five games this season, the Indians have a 3-2 record. This game will feature Weaver (RHP) on the mound against the Indians, who have a 45-39 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Angels will be the right-hander Tomlin. They sport a 46-48 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - Cle, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Los Angeles is 32-19, while Cleveland is 19-22.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Indians have a 7-16 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Indians are 8-49. The Angels have a 15-47 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 24th in home runs, Cleveland has hit 105 this season. Los Angeles ranks eighth with 137 home runs.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.13 per game. Cleveland ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 8.65.
Ranking 25th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.694). Cleveland ranks in the top half at 14th with an OPS of .721.
The Angels are 32-52 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Indians are 38-54 when they allow at least one homer.