Royals vs. Indians Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians 6/26/19, Prediction & Odds

The Kansas City Royals rallied to stun the host Cleveland Indians last night to even the series at a game apiece. Can Cleveland rebound with a victory in this afternoon's series finale?

Game Snapshot

915 Kansas City Royals at 916 Cleveland Indians

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Progressive Field at 1:10PM ET

TV: MLB Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -210 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +190 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Dozier grand slam propels Royals

A five-run ninth inning highlighted by a Hunter Dozier grand slam lifted Kansas City to an 8-6 victory Tuesday night at Cleveland. It was the only hit for Dozier in five at-bats. Whit Merrifield finished 2-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Martin Maldonado ended the contest 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Kevin McCarthy picked up the win in relief as he struck out one in a perfect inning of work. Ian Kennedy allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to notch the save. Jakob Junis gets the start tonight as he enters with a 4-6 record, 5.18 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 84 strikeouts over 88 2/3 innings.

Indians blow it in ninth

Cleveland surrendered five runs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night at home in an 8-6 defeat versus Kansas City. Carlos Santana helped lead the Indians offense as he went 1-for-4 with a solo home run plus a walk. Mike Freeman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Tyler Naquin ended the contest 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Roberto Perez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Brad Hand suffered the loss as he surrendered five earned runs on five hits without retiring a batter. Trevor Bauer will start tonight as he comes in with a 5-6 record, 3.69 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 122 strikeouts over 112 1/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are 26-52 in their last 78 games overall. Kansas City is 0-5 in its last five Wednesday games.


The Indians are 4-1 in their last five home games. Cleveland is 24-9 in its last 33 home games.


Cleveland looked rough last night, but should bounce back this afternoon with Bauer on the mound. Junis is a flyball pitcher and will likely give up a longball or two here to send the Indians to the victory.




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