Cleveland vs Kansas by Sors
Tomlin is coming off his worst starts of the season, in which he gave up 9 hits and 8 runs (four earned) over 3 2/3 innings of a 2-9 loss to Texas on Monday.
The 31-year-old right-hander has allowed four or more runs in four of his last seven starts, including 7 hits and 4 runs in six innings of a 5-4 win over the Royals on May 8.
He’s posted a 4.67 ERA in five starts at Progressive Field this season and what is even more important to be noted: Tomlin went 2-3 with a 6.18 ERA in his last seven starts versus Kansas City.
Omar Infante (0-for-5) and Kendrys Morales (1-for-8) have struggled against him, but Salvador Perez is 11-for-17, with five doubles, home run and 6 RBI off Tomlin, Lorenzo Cain is 6-for-16, with two doubles and 2 RBI, Jarrod Dyson is 5-for-14, with two triples and an RBI, Alex Gordon is hitting .275 (11-for-40), with three doubles, triple, 2 RBI and three walks against Tomlin, Alcides Escobar is 7-for-28, with three triples and 4 RBI, while Eric Hosmer is 5-for-22, but with 2 HR and 4 RBI in the matchup.
The Kansas City Royals, who look to avoid a third straight loss in this series, will give the ball to Ian Kennedy (4-3 with a 3.03 ERA).
The right-hander pitched well in most of his previous ten starts this year, surrendering two or fewer runs in eight of those ten outings, including 4 hits over seven scoreless innings in a 7-0 win at Progressive Field on May 7, with six strikeouts.
Kennedy, however, posted a 4.85 ERA in his previous two starts against the Indians, though the last of them was in 2011.
Lonnie Chisenhall (2-for-3, with a double and an RBI), Francisco Lindor (2-for-3), Rajai Davis (3-for-7) and Marlon Byrd (10-for-28, with 2 HR, 11 RBI and two walks) have fared well against him.
The Cleveland Indians have totaled 16 runs and 29 hits in their last three games, while the Royals were held to 1 run and 3 hits in Friday’s 1-6 loss, but have .347 BA, with 58 runs and 8 HR from the previous nine.
I think that we’ll see more than seven runs in the third game of this series.
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|over 7.50||Pinnacle||1.74||8||7-1 WON (+5.92 units)|
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