Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/14/2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:35 PM on STOh, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (6-4) vs. Boston Red Sox - Workman, B (1-0)
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Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber will take on the Boston Red Sox and Brandon Workman. Kluber will make his 15th start as Workman makes his 5th start and 8th appearance.
Corey Kluber took the loss in his last start and that lowered his record to 6 - 4 with a 3.35 ERA. In that outing, Kluber allowed 6 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 5. Prior to that start, Kluber had won 4 of his last 6 starts. He still has a chance to match 2013 when he went 11 – 5 with a 3.85 ERA in 24 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Kluber didn’t get a decision in either of his 2 appearances (including a start) against the Red Sox. Less than 2 weeks ago, Kluber pitched to a no-decision against Boston after allowing 4 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 4 in that outing.
Brandon Workman picked up his 1st win of the season his last time out. He comes into this start with a 1 – 0 record and a 2.86 ERA after giving up just a hit and a walk while striking out 4 in 6.2 scoreless innings of work. Workman has pitched better than the numbers might indicate and he should be able to post numbers similar to 2013 when he was 6 – 3 with a 4.97 ERA in 3 starts and 17 relief appearances.
During his rookie campaign last season, Workman didn’t face the Indians but his has a start against them this season. Workman surrendered 3 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings in a no-decision against the Indians less than 2 weeks ago.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 35-29-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.1
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 25-38-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 15-day DL (6/12)
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Boston Red Sox
06/13/14 SS Stephen Drew Oblique questionable
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/29/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee 15-day DL (5/27)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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