Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals 7/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/25/2014
July 26, 2014, 7:10 PM on FS1
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Cleveland Indians - McAllister, Z (3-5) vs. Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (5-9)
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Saturday evening, Zach McAllister will toe the rubber for the Cleveland Indians as they square off against Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals. McAllister makes his 13th start as Guthrie makes his 21st.
Zach McAllister saw his record hold at 3 - 5 with a 5.28 ERA after missing the decision in his last outing. In that start, McAllister allowed just a run on 3 hits in 5.1 innings. He issued 3 walks and struck out 6. McAllister hasn't registered a victory since the end of April and is 0 - 5 in his last 8 starts. Last season, he started 24 games for the Tribe and finished the year with a 9 - 9 record and an ERA of 3.75.
In 2013, McAllister lost his only start against the Royals after allowing 4 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings. This season, McAllister beat the Royals after allowing 3 runs and 6 hits in 6 innings of work.
Jeremy Guthrie lost his 3rd straight game in his last start and that lowered his record to 5 - 9 with a 4.56 ERA. In the loss, Guthrie gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 5. Before losing 3 straight, Guthrie won 3 of 4. Last season, he posted a record of 15 - 12 with an ERA of 4.04 in 33 starts.
In 2013, Guthrie was 2 - 1 with a 3.81 ERA in 4 starts against Cleveland. This season, he is 0 - 2 in 2 starts against the Indians.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 51-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 45-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0
Injuries to Watch
07/25/14 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Back is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Kansas City Royals
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
07/24/14 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 Kansas City
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