Cleveland vs Seattle by Sors

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The Indians were limited to 7 runs on 23 hits in their last three games at Progressive Field, but scored five or more runs in four of the previous six games here and now Cleveland will face an opponent, whose problems in offense are even bigger.


The Mariners were limited to three or fewer runs in each of their last twelve outings and have .231 BA, with 13 runs and 1 HR from the last eight games.


Corey Kluber (3-6 with a 3.61 ERA), who will start for Cleveland, had problems in his last start against Kansas City.Kluber struck out nine, but give up 9 hits and 4 runs over eight innings of a 2-4 loss at Kauffman Stadium on June 3.


On the other hand, the right-hander has posted a 2.94 ERA in his previous five starts at Progressive Field this season and what is also important here: he went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners.


Seattle will give the ball to Roenis Elias (2-3 with a 2.94 ERA), who pitched well in most of his previous eight starts this season, as the right-hander surrendered two or fewer runs in five of them, including 5 hits and 2 runs, while striking out six over six innings of a 1-2 loss against Tampa Bay last Thursday.


Elias, however, had problems in both his previous starts versus Cleveland (0-2 with a 7.15 ERA), as the right-hander gave up 5 hits and 4 runs, with four walks over 5 1/3 innings in the last of them on May 30 (3-4).


Brandon Moss is 2-for-5 with a walks against Elias, Mile Aviles is 2-for-5, Michael Brantley is 2-for-6, with 1 RBI, Carlos Santana is 1-for-3, with 1 RBI, Michael Bourn is 1-for-3, with 1 RBI, while Yan Gomes is 1-for-6, with a homer.


Everything speaks in favor of the home team here and I think that Cleveland will win the opening game of this series with more than one run difference.


Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Cleveland - 1.50 Pinnacle 2.22 8 2-3 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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