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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians 08/26/2021 Betting Picks, Predictions and MLB Preview
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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians 08/26/2021 – On Thursday, Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians will conclude their three-game series from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rangers have failed to make it to the postseason with their 44-82 record on the season. Cleveland Indians are coming into this game with a 62-62 record. The Indians are exactly at the .500 mark and are close to a dozen games behind the White Sox. The odds to win baseball remains in favor of the Indians after their last success against the Texas Rangers.
Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians 08/26/2021
The pitching end was a disaster for the Rangers as they gave up a total of seven runs to Cleveland. Texas scored just two from the plate and they are no match for the Indians. Jordan Lyles will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Lyles has pitched 138 plus innings and has surrendered 156 hits with 31 home runs and 83 runs in total. Texas will play the Astros in their next three-game series. The Rangers are nearly 20 games behind the Angels in the AL West Division play.
Players to watch: Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B (GP 123, AB 495, R 56, H 130, 2B 24, 3B 3, HR 7, RBI 40, TB 181, BB 16, SO 73, SB 16, AVG 0.263, OBP 0.297, SLG 0.366, OPS 0.663, WAR 3.3), Adolis Garcia RF (GP 113, AB 437, R 58, H 107, 2B 18, 3B 2, HR 27, RBI 71, TB 210, BB 24, SO 147, SB 8, AVG 0.245, OBP 0.289, SLG 0.481, OPS 0.77, WAR 3.2).
Cleveland Indians were unable to get past Texas in their second game scoring three and giving up seven runs. The Indians broke their three-game winning streak but rebounded well last night. Sam Hentges will be sent to the mound here as their starter in this game. Hentges has pitched close to 53 innings and has given up 75 hits with 45 runs and eight home runs in total. Cleveland’s biggest challenge is getting past the White Sox and that seems to be impossible with their inconsistency.
Players to watch: Amed Rosario SS (GP 114, AB 436, R 62, H 126, 2B 22, 3B 6, HR 8, RBI 43, TB 184, BB 25, SO 92, SB 12, AVG 0.289, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.422, OPS 0.752, WAR 1.8), Jose Ramirez 3B (GP 114, AB 417, R 81, H 107, 2B 26, 3B 4, HR 29, RBI 79, TB 228, BB 48, SO 65, SB 16, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.341, SLG 0.547, OPS 0.888, WAR 4.4).
Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 6 games.
Cleveland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Picks
The major league baseball websites are intact for the Indians to win this series against the Rangers. Look for Cleveland to take out the Rangers in this game with a decent score from their batting unit.
Score Prediction: Indians 9, Rangers 4.