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Kansas City Royals host Cleveland Indians in baseball action

Cleveland Indians

Kansas City Royals
81-69 September 17, 2013, 08:10 PM | Kauffman Stadium 79-71

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

Danny Duffy will take the mound for Kansas City, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Corey Kluber gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 9-5 so far this season.

View Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -117 Favorite earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 9, according to 5Dimes.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 6 and the Indians sitting at No. 5.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Scott Kazmir's start, as they lost 7-1 against Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 11 ranking for hits at 8.97 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.51 per game.

Cleveland brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 6-ranked defense.

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Kansas City is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 18th