Cody Anderson (0-1, 7.65 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (14-12) go up against Ian Kennedy (3-2, 2.61 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals (14-14) in the second of a three-game division series at Progressive Field. The Indians won the last game 7-1, and Cleveland leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 7 and will air on STOh and FSKC.
In his last start, Anderson pitched 5.2 innings, giving up five runs, striking out four and walking one in a 6-5 loss to the Twins. Mike Napoli (.237, 16 Rs, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and two RBIs. The Royals were victorious the last time Kennedy pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out six and walking two in a 4-1 victory over the Mariners.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Royals -110 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.5.
So far this season, the Indians are 1-0 against the Royals.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
The Indians sit at 9-3 against their division, while the Royals are 5-2
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Royals have a 3-5 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 two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Royals are 10-4. The Indians have a 10-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th, Kansas City sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 91 this season. Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 119.
Ranking 30th, Kansas City is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 67 this season. Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 83.
The Indians are 7-8 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Royals are 11-6 when they hit at least one homer.