The Kansas City Royals have had a rough season, but after sweeping a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians, they were on a 20-15 roll, and they will look to stay hot in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Carlos Hernandez has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his last nine pitching appearances with just four home runs allowed across 52 ¹/₃ innings, a 2.75 ERA and .213 opponents batting average.
The Royals back up Hernandez with MLB’s sixth-ranked bullpen since the All-Star break (3.42 ERA entering Tuesday). Their 0.7 home runs per nine innings allowed is the fewest in MLB in that span.
Indians starter Logan Allen has had a dismal season with a 1-7 record with a 7.11 ERA. In home games he has allowed 10 home runs in 28 ²/₃ innings.
With Allen having allowed at least three runs in seven of his last eight starts and the Indians bullpen giving up the most home runs per nine innings the past 30 days (2.2), K.C. will continue its winning ways in Hernandez’s starts.
The play: Royals, -110.
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