Monday, June 27, 2016

MLB Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Atlanta Braves - 6/27/2016 - 7:10 PM EST

MLB Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Atlanta Braves - Date: 6/27/2016 Time: 07:10 P.M. EST Venue: Turner Field   ATLANTA -- Cleveland was swept in a three-game interleague series at Atlanta in 2013 and it proved costly, the Indians finishing a game back of Detroit in the American League Central standings. Gambling Profit. That isn't the worst memory of Atlanta for Cleveland fans, though. Profitable MLB Baseball Handicappers. The Indians also lost all three games in Atlanta during the 1995 World Series, including a deciding 1-0 loss in Game 6. Of course, that was at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, making it a painful but someone distant memory. Sports Handicapper Leads. The Braves moved to Turner Field in 1997 and are already saying good-bye after just 20 seasons there for a move to a new suburban ballpark in 2017. MLB Baseball Handicappers . The Indians, atop of the American League Central by five games thanks to a nine-game winning streak, will make their second and final interleague visit to Atlanta for a three-game series beginning Monday night. Cleveland manager Terry Francona juggled his rotation for the series, going to Trevor Bauer is the opener and pushing Corey Kluber back to Tuesday. Bauer will be working on normal rest after the Indians were off last Thursday and Kluber will have two extra days after throwing 115 pitches in a three-hit shutout of Tampa Bay. Bauer (5-2, 3.20 ERA) followed Kluber by limiting the Rays to three hits and a run in his second career complete game, striking out 10 and retiring 16 straight batters over one stretch as the Indians completed an 11-0 June at home." Trevor was a little upset he gave up a run because we didn't give up a run the night before," Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway told MLB.com. "It's a really good atmosphe re for those guys right now. Free Sports Picks of the Day. They're really pulling for each other and trying to outdo each other, which is great." Bauer is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in five June starts, while Kluber is 5-2 in his last seven outings and Danny Salazer -- Wednesday's starter against the Braves -- has won five starts in a row." Guys are having fun," Bauer said. "Guys are playing well, which contributes to the fun. Hopefully we can keep it going." Thanks to a 4-0 record against Ohio rival Cincinnati, the Indians are 5-5 in interleague play this season. Free MLB Baseball Picks. They are 1-5 against the National League East, though, after being swept at Philadelphia and going 1-2 at home against the New York Mets. However, those two series were before the Indians (44-30) got hot along with the weathe r. Now it will be up to Braves rookie John Gant to cool them down. Gant (1-2, 4.45 ERA) defeated the Mets for his first victory and rebounded to retire 12 straight batters after a three-run second inning at Miami in his most recent start." I think he just got his mix going a little better," Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. The Indians were just 18-18 on the road before a weekend sweep in Detroit, but the Braves (26-49) have the worst home record in the majors at 11-29. Atlanta has won eight of his past 11 games, though, after a four-game home split with the New York Mets and is 17-21 under Snitker.

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