Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals 8/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/30/2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
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On Sunday night, rookie T.J. House (2-3) will look to bounce back from one of his worst starts of the season when he and the Cleveland Indians face Danny Duffy (8-11) and the Kansas City Royals.
In his last start, T.J. House made it through just 4.2 innings against the Chicago White Sox, but he ended up with just a no decision. He allowed five runs on on seven base hits in that outing while walking one batter and striking out four. House now has a 4.18 ERA on the season and he has given up 86 hits in 71 innings.
The Royals are one of the teams that House has already faced this season. In early July, he beat them after going 6.2 innings and giving up three earned runs.
Danny Duffy had a pretty good outing against the Minnesota Twins last week and ended up with a no decision for his efforts. He gave up just one run in 6.2 innings of work that day while striking out four batters and walking two. Duffy has a fantastic 2.47 ERA this year and he has only given up 6.5 hits per nine innings, which is a career best for him.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana has five hits in 13 plate appearances against Duffy with a triple and a home run. Lonnie Chisenhall is 0-for-5 against him with no walks and five strikeouts.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 62-66-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 60-66-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/23/14 C Yan Gomes Concussion 7-day DL (8/22)
08/19/14 LF Ryan Raburn Wrist 15-day DL (8/18)
08/10/14 RF David Murphy Side 15-day DL (8/10)
08/10/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (8/10); out for season
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
Kansas City Royals
08/26/14 2B Omar Infante Shoulder out indefinitely
08/26/14 P Yordano Ventura Back questionable
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 1B Eric Hosmer Hand 15-day DL (8/1)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City
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