MLB Betting: Indians vs. Royals

August 3, 2012 MLB Baseball

It’s game two tonight in this three game series between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals. The action in Kauffman Stadium in KC is scheduled to begin at 8:10ET.

The Royals concluded a road trip in Seattle over the weekend where they were swept in four games there. That made it 5 straight losses for KC. They scored a total of just 5 runs in the first 3 games, than exceeded that by scoring 6 on Sunday but still dropping the contest 7-6. This was the second 4 game sweep of the season suffered by the Royals, with the first being at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays. Start your MLB Betting action on Indians vs. Royals game.

In the meantime, the struggling Indians were also swept to end the week in a three game set versus the Twins in Minnesota. They didn’t just get swept, they got manhandled by lowly Twins, 11-0, 12-5 and 5-1. This is not what Cleveland envisioned playing a bad team in their own division while they try to gain ground on Chicago and Detroit.

So with both teams leaving the brooms to someone else, they entered last nights contest looking to end their respective skids. It was the hometown Royals who came out on top 8-3, pounding out 14 hits. Alex Gordon and Jarrod Dyson had 3 hits apiece and Alcides Escobar knocked in 3 runs. Chris Getz contributed 2 hits and 2 ribbies as well. The game was all but over early, with both teams scoring all of their runs in the first three innings.

Cleveland(50-53) remains in the AL Central hunt trailing the division leading White Sox by 6 games and the second place Tigers by 3 in the loss column. They are 3-7 in their last 10 and 23-28 away from the shores of Lake Erie. Check the MLB Odds for Indians vs. Royals game.

Kansas City(42-60) is attempting to escape the cellar of the division currently sitting in last place 1.5 games behind the Twins. They are the same 3-7 in the last 10 and hav’nt fared well at home this year going just 18-30.

Tonight’s pitching matchup finds two righthanders squaring off. Zach McAllister (4-2, 3.18 ERA) takes the hill for the Indians and Luis Mendoza (4-7, 4.47 ERA) for the Royals.

The oddsmakers at SBG Global are calling this one even, with both teams listed at -$105. The over/under is 9 total runs on a $120/$100 moneyline. Open an Account for the best Sportsbook Parlay and Vegas Teaser Payouts in the Industry.

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