Mike Lundin‘s Indians vs. Rays Free Pick
Start Time: August 11, 2017, 7:10 PM
I think the Tampa Bay Rays are worth a shot on the runline when they host the Cleveland Indians for the second contest of a four-game set Friday night.
Jake Faria (5-2, 2.81 ERA) will take the ball for the Rays. The 24 year old rookie has been terrific all season. He was unfortunate to be charged with the loss his last time out despite holding Milwaukee to one run on four hits while punching out nine through six innings. Faria is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA in five home starts on the season.
The Tribe turn to Carlos Carrasco (10-5, 4.06 ERA). They’ve lost four of his last five starts, and the right-hander has been tagged with 10 runs on 12 hits and five walks in just 7 1/3 innings in his last two starts combined. He gave up five runs on six hits while lasting only 3 2/3 innings when he took on the Rays earlier this year.
The Indians are 0-6 in their last six road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Rays are 4-1 in their last five home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Tampa Bay might very well win this game outright, but take the extra run and a half as an insurance.
My free pick selection is Tampa Bay Rays +1.5.
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