Cleveland Guardians at Kansas City Royals - 7/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Guardians at Kansas City Royals - 7/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (31-51) vs Cleveland Guardians (40-41)

Game Info: Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jonathan Heasley (1-4) (4.76) vs Triston McKenzie (5-6) (3.71)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +110 / Cleveland Guardians -130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Cleveland Guardians are 40-41 this season and have lost five games in a row. Cleveland lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 4-3 on Friday night. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .243 opponent batting average this season. The Guardians offense has scored 344 runs with a .243 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Jose Ramirez is batting .285 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. The projected starter for Cleveland is Triston McKenzie, who is 5-6 with a 3.71 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 87.1 innings pitched this season.

The Kansas City Royals are 31-51 this season and have won two of their last three games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Kansas City lost three out of four games played against Houston. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.95 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .265 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 322 runs with a .241 batting average and a .307 on base percentage this year. Bobby Witt is batting .236 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Jonathan Heasley, who is 1-4 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 51 innings pitched this season.

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Cleveland is 0-5 in their last 5 games and 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in Cleveland’s last 4 game two’s of a series. Kansas City is 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games and 2-4 in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-2 in Kansas City’s last 6 games. Cleveland is 36-17 in these two teams last 53 head to head meetings.

Cleveland has been struggling during their five game losing streak, while Kansas City has struggled for most of the year. Jonathan Heasley has allowed 12 runs in his last 14.2 innings pitched for the Royals. Triston McKenzie has allowed 13 runs in his last 17.1 innings pitched for Cleveland. I like Cleveland to win this game on the road and snap the losing streak.

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