Cleveland vs Kansas by Sors
Bauer was outstanding in his previous three starts in 2015, as the right-hander yielded 8 hits and 2 runs, while striking out twenty six over nineteen innings in those three games, including 4 hits over seven scoreless innings in his last start versus the White Sox on April 20.
On the other hand, Bauer will face an opponent, whose efficiency in offense is among the best in the American League (.297 BA with 95 runs and 14 HR) and against whom he went 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA in three starts in 2014.The right-hander surrendered 4 runs on 8 hits, with three walks over 4 1/3 innings in his last start versus Kansas City on Sept. 24, 2014.
The Royals will send to the mound Jeremy Guthrie (1-1 with a 5.50 ERA), who is obviously far from his best shape at the start of the season.
Guthrie doesn’t have many good memories from his previous five starts versus Cleveland (2-3 with a 6.52 ERA), as the right-hander yielded 21 hits and 11 runs, while walking four and struck out nine over 9 2/3 innings in the last two of them.
Alcides Escobar is 4-for-6, with 1 RBI against Bauer, Lorenzo Cain is 2-for-5, with a walk, Omar Infante is 2-for-6, with 1 RBI and a walk, while Mike Moustakas is 2-for-6.
Jason Kipnis is 11-for-20, with 2 HR, 9 RBI and a walk against Guthrie, Lonnie Chisenhall is 8-for-15, with a homer, 5 RBI and a walk, Carlos Santana is 10-for-21, with 2 HR, 4 RBI and two walks, Brandon Moss is 5-for-12, with 2 HR and 5 RBI, while Ryan Raburn is 7-for-19, with 3 RBI and two walks.
Cleveland’s bullpen is 0-3 with a 3.65 ERA in the previous eighteen games this season.
I expect more than seven runs in the second game of this series between the Indians and the Kansas City Royals.
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