Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals 7/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/23/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:10 PM on STOh, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (10-6) vs. Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (5-10)
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On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians will visit Kansas City to face the Royals in the first of a four game series. The Indians will send Corey Kluber (10-6, 2.95 ERA) to the hill to face Danny Duffy (5-10, 2.66 ERA).
Kluber was just short of a complete game when he faced the Tigers on Saturday after striking out 10 hitters over 8.2 innings in their 6-2 win. The win was Kluber's third straight. He was only pulled out of the game after giving up a pair of doubles in the ninth. Other than that, Kluber was rolling and he'll look to do the same thing on Thursday.
Kluber has pitched well against the Royals in the past only allowing a .209 team average to current Royals players. However, Mike Moustakas has fared well against Kluber going 7-for-18 with a homerun and two RBIs.
Opposite of Kluber will be Danny Duffy who is coming off his third straight loss. This one was against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. In these losses, Duffy pitched very well but was on the wrong end of the run support. It was Duffy's fifth loss in his last six outings and he'll hope this time around that he can get the run support he deserves.
Unfortunately, Duffy hasn't pitched well against the Indians and opposing batters are hitting almost .400 against him in 65 at bats.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 50-46-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 45-48-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/22/14 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Back questionable
07/08/14 P Justin Masterson Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Kansas City Royals
07/22/14 1B Eric Hosmer Hand questionable
07/09/14 P Jason Vargas Appendix 15-day DL (7/9)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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