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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians 07/10/2021 MLB Baseball, Tips and Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians 07/10/2021 – With a 36-52 record on the season, the Royals are at the lowest position in the AL Central Division. Quite ahead of them are the Cleveland Indians with 44-42 at the second spot. Cleveland is right below the Chicago White Sox at the top. The Royals have been on a losing streak, losing five games out of their last six. The Indians also are eager to win a game after losing 11 games out of 14. In the third out of a four-game series, the Cleveland Indians will host the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Sports betting enthusiasts are aligned in favor of the Royals to win this game.
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians 07/10/2021
Kansas City Royals
The last two games were disappointing for the Kansas City Royals as they lost to the Indians. This has been their third loss in a row, making them last in the AL Central Race. Salvador Perez heads the offense for Kansas with his 95 hits and 51 RBI, allied by Whit Merrifield and Carlos Santana. The mound is covered by Mike Minor who is 6-7 with 101 strikeouts. The veteran pitcher has a 1.26 ERA and 28 strikeouts against Cleveland. The Royals will look forward to taking back the edge from the Indians this game.
Players to watch: W. Merrifield RF (GP 87, AB 345, R 50, H 95, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 46, TB 143, BB 27, SO 51, SB 24, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.328, SLG 0.414, OPS 0.743, WAR 1.9), S. Perez C (GP 87, AB 342, R 40, H 95, 2B 16, 3B 0, HR 20, RBI 51, TB 171, BB 8, SO 94, SB 0, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.303, SLG 0.5, OPS 0.803, WAR 2.3).
The Indians have not been so lucky with injuries, the latest being Eddie Rosario who injured his abdominal muscle. Finding hope after winning two games in succession against the Royals, Cleveland is now 44-42. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games, led by Amed Rosario with 75 hits and 24 RBI. Their starting pitcher, the 25-year-old Eli Morgan has a 1-3 record and 8.44 ERA this season. The rookie will play the Royals for the first time in his career this Saturday.
Players to watch: C. Hernandez 2B (GP 83, AB 323, R 52, H 72, 2B 13, 3B 2, HR 14, RBI 35, TB 131, BB 35, SO 80, SB 0, AVG 0.223, OBP 0.304, SLG 0.406, OPS 0.709, WAR 0.4), J. Ramirez 3B (GP 81, AB 286, R 57, H 74, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 18, RBI 51, TB 148, BB 32, SO 42, SB 8, AVG 0.259, OBP 0.34, SLG 0.517, OPS 0.858, WAR 2.7).
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Numbers
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games.
Cleveland is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Picks
The Royals are strong in their defense with Mike Minor who has been astonishing against Cleveland in his career. Though the Royals have lost seven games in a row, this game might prove to be a break in the pattern. The recent mlb betting trends are against the Indians to win.
Score Prediction: Royals 7, Indians 2.