Josh Tomlin (7-0, 3.35 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (26-22) meet Derek Holland (3-4, 5.21 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (29-21) in the first of a three-game series at Progressive Field. The game starts at 6:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and will air on STOh and FSSW.
In his last start, Tomlin pitched 8.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox. Mike Napoli (.233, 31 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Rangers were unsuccessful against the Angels 2-0 the last time Holland pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking one. Adrian Beltre (.271, 25 Rs, 9 HRs, 34 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Indians -140 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
When leading after seven innings, Texas is 14-8, while Cleveland is 10-10.
The Rangers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Indians have a 2-6 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
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 seventh with 233 runs this season and Texas ranks 10th with 230.
Ranking 26th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 129 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 11th with 164.
The Indians are 15-15 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rangers are 22-12 when they hit at least one homer.