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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians will meet on the field at Progressive Field on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

James Shields will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Shields is 4-6 this season with a 3.12 ERA.

It'll be Ubaldo Jimenez toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Righthander Jimenez is 7-4 with a 4.37 ERA so far this season.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Indians on July 13. Bettors who backed the Indians at -139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 4 straight games.
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 43-48 SU
Cleveland: 50-44 SU

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

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Kansas City home to Detroit, Friday, July 19
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, July 19