In the first of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (26-49) and the Cleveland Indians (44-30) at Turner Field, John Gant (1-2, 4.45 ERA) and Trevor Bauer (5-2, 3.20 ERA) take the mound. The Indians go into this series on a nine-game winning streak. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 27 and will air on STOh and FSSE.
In his most recent outing, Gant pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs and striking out five in a 3-0 loss to the Marlins. Freddie Freeman (.282, 36 Rs, 13 HRs, 28 RBIs, 3 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. The Indians were victorious the last time Bauer pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 9.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out 10 and walking one in a 6-1 victory over the Rays. Mike Napoli (.235, 43 Rs, 16 HRs, 51 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Indians are a -170 favorite with a total of 8 runs for this interleague matchup.
Pick - Atl
When leading after seven innings, Cleveland is 17-15, while Atlanta is 8-17.
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Braves have a 3-12 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 18-12. The Indians have a 32-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th in runs, Atlanta has earned 250 this season. Cleveland ranks eighth with 361 runs.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.641). Cleveland ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .759.
When the Indians allow at least one home run, they are 25-25. When the Braves allow one or more homers, they have an 8-38 record.