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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.

Ervin Santana will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Santana is 8-8 this season with a 3.33 ERA.

Starting this game for the Indians will be Ubaldo Jimenez. The righthander has a 3.79 ERA to go along with a 10-9 record this season.

The Royals were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Indians were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +235 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 75-68 SU
Cleveland: 76-66 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Tuesday, September 10