Corey Kluber (4-5, 3.78 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (26-23) go up against Colby Lewis (4-0, 3.38 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (30-21) in the second of a three-game series at Progressive Field. The Rangers won the last game 9-2, and Texas leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 6:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 31 and will air on STOh and FSSW.
In his most recent outing, Kluber pitched 7.1 innings, giving up two, striking out nine and walking one in a 4-3 victory over the White Sox. Mike Napoli (.234, 32 Rs, 11 HRs, 36 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Rangers were victorious over the Angels 15-9 the last time Lewis pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing six runs, striking out one and walking one. Ian Desmond (.298, 37 Rs, 7 HRs, 30 RBIs, 10 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds are Indians -170 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The only other game between the two teams went Texas's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
For the seventh time this season, the Indians registered at least two errors in a game.
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Rangers have a 10-6 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Rangers have a slight leg up on the Indians, as the Rangers have won their last three games while the Indians have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Indians are 17-5. The Rangers have a 17-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Cleveland and Texas both rank in the top 10 of the league in runs. Cleveland sits at ninth with 235 runs this season and Texas ranks eighth with 239.
Ranking 26th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 130 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 11th with 167.
When the Indians hit at least one home run, they are 15-16. When the Rangers hit at least one homer, they have a 23-12 record.