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MLB BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

The Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

The Indians will give the ball to starter Scott Kazmir in this one. Lefthander Kazmir is 8-8 this season with a 4.24 ERA.

It'll be James Shields toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Righthander Shields is 11-9 with a 3.38 ERA so far this season.

The Indians were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Kansas City was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +178 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Cleveland has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 81-68 SU
Kansas City: 78-71 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Tuesday, September 17