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MLB BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Lefthander Scott Kazmir will take the mound for the Indians to start this game. Kazmir is 4-4 this season with a 4.83 ERA.

Kazmir's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Guthrie. The Royals righthander has a 4.11 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +100 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Cleveland has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 45-38 SU
Kansas City: 38-42 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 19 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 20 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Thursday, July 4