Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians - 9/25/20 MLB Pick and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Pirates (18-39) at Cleveland Indians (33-24)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Mitch Keller vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Line: Cleveland Indians -260 / Pittsburgh Pirates +210 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with 44 hits and 21 RBI while Colin Moran and Josh Bell have combined for 83 hits and 40 RBI. Mitch Keller gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Keller’s first career game against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Indians have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Indians with 63 hits and 19 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor have combined for 121 hits and 73 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 2.90 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 19-39 in their last 58 during game 1 of a series, 18-46 in their last 64 road games and 18-41 in their last 59 overall. The Indians are 20-9 in their last 29 games as a home favorite and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 5-0 in Pirates last 5 overall. The under is 8-3-2 in Indians last 13 home games. The Pirates are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
Mitch Keller has allowed three runs and two hits in his last nine innings while Carlos Carrasco has allowed five runs and 22 hits in his last 26 innings. The Cleveland Indians have a clear pitching advantage in this matchup, and they're a team that's enjoying one of those runs they seem to produce every year. Backing the Pittsburgh Pirates in this spot is a tough sell. Give me the Indians and the RL for max value.