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Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians 7/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Houston Astros (49-33) will collide with the Cleveland Indians (42-36) in Game 2 of a four-game competition at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 7:10 PM ET. Houston will try to continue its success after a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opening game of a series on Thursday. Starter Framber Valdez allowed two earned runs on four base hits while awarding five free bases and struck out six Cleveland batters in pitching for 7.0 innings in the win. Second Baseman Jose Altuve scored one run on one base hit with two walks granted and four RBIs in leading the Astros while Designated Hitter Michael Brantley added one run with a triple and one RBI. Brantley led Houston with a batting average of .340 while Altuve posted a team-high 17 home runs this season. First Baseman Yuli Gurriel contributed a team-high 52 RBIs, 89 hits, and an on-base percentage of .397 for the Astros.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. of Houston will be climbing up the hill to start the 2nd installment of a series versus the Indians on Friday. The righty starter is 5-1 with a 2.94 ERA while striking a total of 73 batters and granted 35 walks on the year. In his career starts facing Cleveland batters, McCullers is 1-2 with a 6.61 ERA and 15 strikeouts against the Tribe.

 

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Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians Predictions 7/2/2021

 

On the part of Cleveland, the team will try to bounce back after a 2-7 defeat to the Astros in Game 1 of a series on Thursday. The Indians failed to score a single run from the 4th frame to the end of the game in the loss. Starting Pitcher Jean Carlos Mejia made just 4.0 innings of work with six earned runs on five hits with two walks and struck out three Houston batters in the loss. Right Fielder Harold Ramirez acquired a one-run score on one hit with one RBI while 3rd Baseman Jose Ramirez added one run on one hit for the Tribe. Shortstop Amed Rosario had a .270 batting average in leading Cleveland. 3B Jose Ramirez recorded 18 home runs, 50 RBIs, 71 hits, and an on-base percentage of .346 in leading the Indians in that category. The Cleveland Indians drove a total of 95 home runs in 77 games played this season.

 

Cleveland left-hander Sam Hentges will be heading to the pitcher’s rubber to start the second game of a series against the Astros on Friday. In his appearances on the mound, the southpaw thrower is 1-2 with a 7.32 ERA and a total of 38 strikeouts while granting 22 walks this season. Hentges will be pitching in his first career start against Houston.    

 

Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston -185. The Astros struggled after losing four consecutive outings but managed to come back with a 7-2 victory over the Indians on Thursday. Moreover, Houston has a better starter on the mound in Lance McCullers with a 5-1 record and a nice 2.94 ERA in his belt. The Astros won the last three starts by the right-hander while allowing 6 runs on 10 hits in over 15 innings pitched in that stretch. The predicted score, Houston Astros will win at 7-3.   

 

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Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians 7/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH

 

Date: Friday, July 2, 2021

 

TV: ATSW, FSOH

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -185

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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