MLB Picks: Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals: June 9th 2012
MLB Picks: June 9th 2012
Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -135
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The Cardinals have the edge on the mound with Kyle Lohse, who is 5-1 (8-4 on the ML) with an ERA of 3.21. Cleveland’s Justin Masterson is just 2-5 (4-8 on the ML) with an ERA of 5.09. It is also worth noting that his ERA is 9.00 through 4 road starts.
The Cardinals are 11-4 in Lohse’s last 15 starts as a favorite and 7-1 in his last 8 starts as a home favorite. The Indians are 1-5 in Masterson’s last 6 starts and 3-8 in his last 11 starts as a road underdog.
In addition, the Indians are 8-20 in their last 28 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter while the Cardinals are 40-19 in their last 59 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Besides having the advantage on the mound, St. Louis also has the edge at the plate. It’s scoring 5.2 runs/game while batting .277 and the Tribe is scoring 4.5 runs/game while hitting .252. Take the Cards.
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