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Kansas City sends Ervin Santana vs Scott Kazmir in Royals vs Indians game

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
April 27, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds


Cleveland pays a visit to Kansas City on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

Scott Kazmir, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Royals trot Ervin Santana to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Royals as -142 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Royals and the American League No. 8-rated Indians in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Indians at 4.5 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 12-rated defense.

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,
Cleveland is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games ,when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, April 28