SUPER EARLY *RUNLINE RIPPER*
Texas vs. Cleveland,
05/02/2018 13:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 12
Point Spread: -1½/-141 Cleveland
The Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-6 in extra innings Tuesday night. The home team can not be happy about that defeat, and I think they'll put a real beating on their opponent today.
Corey Kluber (4-1, 2.18 ERA) will take the ball for the Tribe. He has been sensational all season and won four straight decisions. He punched out 10 through 8 2/3 innings of work against Seattle his last time out. Kluber sits on a 0.77 WHIP on the season and we can note that the Rangers are 3-13 in their last 16 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Texas hands the ball to 28 year old southpaw Matt Moore (1-3, 5.33 ERA) who tossed one scoreless inning out of the bullpen at Toronto on Tuesday. He has struggled in most of his starts this season and I doubt he'll do much better here. The current members of the Tribe are batting a combined .300 over 100 at bats against him. Indians are 22-6 in their last 28 games vs. a left-handed starter.
8* play on Cleveland Indians -1.5.