Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/7/2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:05 PM on STOh, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Cleveland Indians - Masterson, J (3-4) vs. Texas Rangers - Saunders, J (0-1)
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Big right-hander Justin Masterson will be going for his fourth win of the season when the Cleveland Indians take on Joe Saunders and the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
Justin Masterson picked up his third win of the season on Monday when he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox at home. He only gave up three hits in that game and walked four while striking out a season-high 10 batters. Masterson is 3-4 on the year with a 4.72 ERA, with his biggest issue being the 37 walks he has allowed in 74.1 innings.
Third baseman Adrian Beltre has struggled mightily against Masterson in his career, getting just three hits against him with no extra-base hits in 19 at-bats. Outfielder Alex Rios is the only player on the Rangers who has hit a home run off of Masterson.
Joe Saunders ended up with a no decision against the Baltimore Orioles last week after allowing two earned runs in six innings of work. He gave up 10 hits in that game and walked one while striking out just two batters. Through three starts this season, Saunders is 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA and he has struck out 12 in 14.2 innings.
Saunders has done well against Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn, holding him to just one hit in 16 at-bats while striking him out four times.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 31-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.2
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 29-25-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/27/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (5/26)
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 15-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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