San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Indians
The San Francisco Giants and the Cleveland Indians face off on Friday at AT&T Park for game one of their interleague series. The Giants are -160 favorites over the Indians with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The San Francisco Giants are in second place in the NL West as they return home from a road trip. The Giants are 5-4 at home this season, 5-5 In their last 10 games, and they are a game behind the Dodgers in the standings. As a team the Giants are hitting .234 with Angel Pagan hitting .329, Brandon Belt hitting .299, and Michael Morse hitting .279. As a team the San Francisco pitching staff has an ERA of 3.62 with the starters at 4.39 and the bullpen at 2.25. For game one against the Indians the Giants start Tim Hudson who lost his last time out. For the season Hudson has allowed 23 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 20 over 30.0 innings for a 2-1 record and a 2.40 ERA.
The Cleveland Indians hit the road at .500 for the season after beating the Royals at home o Thursday. The Indians are 4-5 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Indians are hitting .245 with Michael Brantley hitting .296, David Murphy hitting .290, and Yan Gomes hitting .269. The Cleveland pitching staff has an ERA of 3.96 with the starters at 4.63 and the bullpen at 2.74. For game one at San Francisco the Indians start Carlos Carrasco who is still looking for his first win of the year. For the season Carrasco has allowed 19 hits and 13 runs while striking out 17 over 16 innings for a 0-2 record and a 7.31 ERA.
San Francisco is 5-1 following an off day, 13-3 against the AL Central, and 2-5 in their last seven games. Cleveland is 4-1 in their last five games, 5-2 against a team with a winning record, and 3-8 in Carrasco’s last 11 starts as an underdog. Cleveland is 1-5 in their last six games against San Francisco.
The total in this one is set at 7.5 and I like the under.