Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 5-31-22

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 5/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 5/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas City Royals (16-31) will be running through bases against the Cleveland Guardians (20-24) in the AL Central Division three-game competition at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Tuesday at 6:10 PM ET.

 

Kansas City comes into this match-up after losing the opener at 3-7 on Monday. The Royals lost two straight contests after losing a series installment finale to the Twins on Sunday.

 

Kansas City dropped to 5th place at 16-31 in the AL Central Division with a .340 team percentage and 12 matches behind first place after collecting 179 runs while wasting 247 for a -68 run difference on the year.

 

CF Whit Merrifield and 3B Emmanuel Rivera earned a one-run score on one hit with an RBI for the Royals while Jonathan Heasley finished 6.0 innings of work after giving away 6 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 BBs with 3 strikeouts in the loss.

 

Catcher Salvador Perez hit 6 long balls with 16 RBIs and a batting average of .196 while LF Andrew Benintendi marked a team-highs batting average of .329, an OBP at .398, and a slugging percentage of .428 for Kansas City.

 

SS Bobby Witt Jr. earned a team-high 24 RBIs with 6 home runs and a .236 BA for the Royals. Twenty-five-year-old lefty Daniel Lynch (2-3, 3.92 ERA) will be starting for Kansas in this contest. The left-handed thrower gave up only two runs in over 5.0 innings played in a 3-2 road win versus the Twins last time out.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions 5/31/2022

 

The Cleveland Guardians look for a back-to-back win over the Royals on Tuesday night after a 7-3 victory in the series opener on Monday. The Guardians lost a series versus the Tigers with a 1-2 standing last game out.

 

Cleveland is in 3rd place at 20-24 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .455 and 6.5 outings behind first place after accumulating 200 runs while allowing 186 for a run difference of +14 over the course of the campaign.

 

3B José Ramirez led the Guardians in the victory with one run scored on two hits and knocked three RBIs while Zach Plesac controlled the ball after allowing 5 hits and one earned run but fanned out 5 Kansas hitters in the winning effort.

 

Third Baseman José Ramirez led the Cleveland batting unit with 51 runs batted in and knocked 13 balls outside the stadium. Ramirez also marked a team-leading on-base percentage of .391 and slugging .648 while averaging .297 at the plate for the Guardians.

 

Twenty-seven-year-old starter Cal Quantrill (1-3, 3.42 ERA) will be heading to the hill to start for Cleveland against Kansas City on Tuesday evening. The right-handed thrower conceded seven runs through his recent 19-plus innings of work in leading the Guardians’ defeat in his last three starts in the majors this season.  

 

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cleveland -145. Kansas City will be missing one key player in this match-up in SS Adalberto Mondesi with a torn ACL in his left knee that puts him on the sideline until the season ends.

 

The Guardians will take control of this game at their home field with a 9-8 record while the Royals lost 16 of their last 24 road outings this year. The Cleveland Guardians will win predicted to a score of 5-4.  

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 5/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:10 PM ET

 

Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH

 

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

 

TV: BSGL

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Guardians -145                    

      

MLB Totals: 9.5   

 

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