Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/23/2014
Thursday, April 24, 12:05 PM on STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Kansas City Royals - Chen, B (1-1) vs. Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (1-2)
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Bruce Chen and Corey Kluber will both be looking to get their second wins of the season when the Kansas City Royals go up against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Bruce Chen was able to pick up his first win of the season against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, but it wasn't necessarily a good start for him. He was able to go five innings and gave up four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking four. His ERA went up to 6.60 on the season and his WHIP is 1.867.
Outfielder Michael Brantley has had a lot of good at-bats against Chen so far in his career, going 10-for-19 with two doubles and an RBI. Ryan Raburn has two home runs off of Chen, but he has just six hits against him in 31 at-bats.
28-year-old Corey Kluber picked up his second loss on Saturday when he gave up five runs (four earned) against the Toronto Blue Jays. He went 6.2 innings in the game, but he gave up nine hits and three walks while only striking out three batters. He now has a 5.40 ERA on the season and is giving up over 13 hits per nine innings.
Alex Gordon has just four hits in 15 at-bats versus Kluber, but two of those hits were home runs and resulted in five RBI. Billy Butler is one Royal who hasn't been able to figure Kluber out, going 2-for-14 against him with five strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 7-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 10-9-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
04/18/14 CF Lorenzo Cain Groin 15-day DL (4/17)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 P Tim Collins Elbow 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
No injuries to report at this time
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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