Astros at Indians 5/26/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:13 PM ET

On Saturday, the Houston Astros visit the Cleveland Indians for the third-game of a four-game series hosted by the Indians.

Houston won the opening game of the series 8-2 on Thursday. Astros pitcher Charlie Morton kept his perfect record intact and is now 7-0. Jake Marisnick and Alex Bergman each smacked three-run home runs in the 6-run victory. Morton allowed five hits and two runs and has now won 10 straight games dating back to last season. Michael Brantley gave the Indians a brief lead with his two-run single during the third inning. However, three runs during the fifth and five in the sixth hurt Cleveland’s changes against Morton. Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger did not allow a run over the first four innings, but in the fifth gave up a three-run homer to the Astros. Bergman knocked in another run with a double during the sixth. Cleveland has four of its outfielders on the disabled list with each at least a week away from returning. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with a .306 batting average and team high 63 hits. George Sprinter is leading the team in home runs with 10. Carlos Correa has a team high 32 RBIs. Houston has a team batting average of .257, while opposing hitters are averaging just .196 at the plate against Astros pitching. Houston will send Lance McCullers Jr. to the mound. The right-hander this season is 6-2 with an ERA of 3.20, 66 Ks and 23 BBs.

Michael Bradley leads the Indians with a .335 batting average. Jose Ramirez is the team leader in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 34. Cleveland has a team batting average of .247 while opposing hitters are averaging .239 at the plate against Indians pitching. The Indians will send Carlos Carrasco to the mound. The right-hander this season is 5-3 with an ERA of 3.64, 63 Ks and 14 BBs.

Houston has not fared well in Cleveland losing 13 of its last 19 games and the Astros have lost 25 of their last 37 overall against the Indians. Indians have taken first two games of the series but like Indians to bounce back tonight. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win high scoring game 6-3.

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