In interleague action, Midwesterners, Cleveland and St. Louis, open up a three-game series on Monday night right near The Arch. Who has the edge, let’s dig into the details to find an answer.
St. Louis is back home after a 3-4 road trip, but the last two days have been highly productive, picking up two games on the two clubs ahead of them in the NL Central, Milwaukee and Chicago. The Cardinals will attempt to get heated up at home where they are just 21-18 (-6.3 units).
After losing the first two contests of their homestand, Cleveland frolicked the rest of the way and starts their road excursion on a seven-game winning streak. The Indians have punished the Twins, White Sox and Tigers in this stretch, outscoring them 52-8! #Ouch The Tribe have not shown well on the road and is 15-19 (-10.3).
The MLB odds have Cleveland as a -125 road favorite with a total of 8.5. Here is a look at the pitching situation.
Mike Clevinger (6-2, 3.00 ERA) will be the Indians choice for the series opener and he’s pitched extremely well in his past three starts. The right-hander has thrown at least into the seventh inning in this trio of starts, allowing 14 hits and just four runs in 21.1 innings. Clevinger has fanned 26 and walked only six in this period. On the road this season, the 27-year old has 2.27 ERA and opposing batters are hitting just .185 against him when playing in their own park.