Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 10-5-22

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 10/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 10/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Kansas City Royals (65-96) will slug it out against the Cleveland Guardians (91-70) in the series installment finale of the AL Central Division at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 4:10 PM ET.


Kansas City dropped to 5th place at 65-96 in the American League Central Division with a .404 team percentage and 26 contests behind first place after collecting 638 runs but wasting 801 for a -163 run difference for the year.


The Royals will try to even the series in coming to this match-up after losing 3 out of 5 games played versus the Guardians including the recent 3-5 loss in game 5 on Tuesday. Both teams were scoreless in the first four frames until Kansas City trailed a 1-5 deficit in the 5th cruising to a 3-5 defeat.


Right Fielder Nate Eaton scored two runs on a double for the Royals while Daniel Lynch gave up 8 hits, 5 earned runs, and 2 BBs in 4.2 innings pitched but struck out 2 Cleveland hitters.


Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. led the offense for Kansas City with a team-high 80 RBIs and 148 hits while averaging .254 at the plate this year.


Catcher Salvador Perez hit 23 long balls and Designated Hitter MJ Melendez chipped in an on-base percentage at .317 for the Royals.


Right-handed Pitcher Jonathan Heasley will be starting for Kansas City in the final match of the elimination round facing the Guardians on Wednesday afternoon. Heasley is 4-9 with an ERA of 5.00 while granting 45 walks and struck out 66 batters in the majors this season.


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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions 10/5/2022


The Cleveland Guardians clinched the division title at 91-70 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .565 after compiling 689 runs while allowing 632 for a run difference of +57 throughout the campaign.


The Guardians look for a series win by beating the Royals in game 6 on Wednesday after winning three matches already with a 3-2 standing including the recent 5-3 win in game 5 on Tuesday.


Shortstop Amed Rosario led the way for Cleveland with a one-run score on three hits in 4 at-bats while Cal Quantrill controlled the swinging of bats of Kansas City hitters with only 4 hits and one earned run allowed but fanned out 4 batters in finishing 5.0 innings of work.


Leading the Guardians’ batting unit is Left Fielder Steven Kwan with a team-high on-base percentage of .375 and batted .301 for the season.


Third Baseman Jose Ramirez led in home runs with 29 and RBIs with 122 while Shortstop Amed Rosario led Cleveland with 176 hits throughout the year.


The Guardians will counter with Aaron Civale to start the end-game against the Royals on Wednesday afternoon.


The right-handed thrower is 4-6 with 5.04 ERA and awarded 21 free walks but struck out 89 batters in major league baseball this season.               


Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cleveland -175. The Guardians won 22 of their last 28 home outings and the team will dominate this match-up at their home field with a 45-35 overall record.


Cleveland gained momentum after taking the lead at 3-2 in a six-game series of the final phase of the elimination round. Prediction: The Cleveland Guardians will win 7-4.


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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 10/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio


Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022           




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Guardians -175             


MLB Totals: 7.5


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