Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1:05 PM on FSKC, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (5-7) vs. Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (7-6)
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Sunday afternoon, Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals will take on Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians. Duffy makes his 12th start and 18 th appearance as Kluber makes his 19th start.
Danny Duffy improved his record to 5 - 7 with a 2.60 ERA after winning his last start. In that outing, Duffy went 5.2 innings and surrendered just a run on 4 hits as he walked 2 and struck out 3. Duffy has allowed just 4 runs in his last 4 starts. Last season, Duffy only started 5 games and compiled a record of 2 - 0 with a 1.85 ERA.
In 2013, Duffy didn't face the Indians but he has faced them one this season. In 2 innings of work, Duffy allowed 2 hits while striking out 2.
Corey Kluber took the loss his last time out and that dropped his record to 7 - 6 with a 2.99 ERA. In the loss, Kluber surrendered just a run on 6 hits in 6.2 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. But his offense was shutout and Kluber suffered. Kluber is pitching well enough to match or better his numbers from 2013 when he went 11 - 5 with a 3.85 ERA in 24 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Kluber was 2 - 0 with a 3.28 ERA in 4 starts against the Royals. This season he is 1 - 1 against Kansas City with the loss coming in his last start against the Royals.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 40-40-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 43-38-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/21/14 RF Norichika Aoki Groin 15-day DL (6/21)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 15-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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