Corey Kluber (4-6, 4.15 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (30-24) meet Chris Young (2-5, 5.94 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals (30-25) in the last of a four-game division series at Progressive Field. The Indians won the last game 7-1, and Cleveland can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and will air on STOh and FSKC.
In his last start, Kluber pitched 7.0 innings, allowing six runs and striking out six in a 7-3 loss to the Rangers. Mike Napoli (.238, 37 Rs, 13 HRs, 41 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Royals were victorious over the Rays 10-5 the last time Young pitched. He went 3.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out five and walking two.
The odds are Cleveland -200 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 at the moment.
The Indians had the upper hand against the Royals in their previous six games this season, earning a 5-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
The Indians and the Royals hold winning records against the AL Central Division this season. The Indians sit at 17-7 and the Royals have a 13-8 record.
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Royals have an 8-10 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Indians have a slight leg up on the Royals, as the Indians have won their last four games while the Royals have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Royals are 24-9. The Indians have a 20-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th, Kansas City sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 222 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 261.
Ranking 30th, Kansas City is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 128 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 11th with 184.
The Indians are 18-17 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Royals are 22-13 when they hit at least one homer.